Note: 2017 Grammy Winner-
Best Surround Sound Album
Ludovic Morlot's recordings with the Seattle Symphony have reflected his abiding interest in modern repertoire, with special attention paid to Henri Dutilleux, who has been represented in four releases. Dutilleux's famed perfectionism resulted in highly polished and original works, and the four selections on this CD demonstrate his exceptional abilities in combining rarefied tone colors and unusual instrumental groupings to create otherworldly effects. Taken altogether, this album is a fine introduction to Dutilleux's fascinating music, and it's another success for Morlot and Seattle, with terrific sound quality to boot.