GABRIEL DUPONT (1878-1914): Les Heures dolentes, Jour d’Été, Le Chant de la Destinée.
Catalogue Number: 04U006
Label: Fuga Libera
Reference: FUG 751
Description: This composer has been partly rediscovered over the past few years – mainly his piano works, songs, and some rare chamber works – yet his symphonic music remains almost entirely unknown. The compositions on this disc mark the course of Dupont’s brief creative years, from the three-part symphonic sketch Jour d’Été (1900), to the poignant Le Chant de la Destinée (1908), and including the orchestrated piano pieces Les Heures dolentes. Dupont’s language is a passionate synthesis of late 19th century French traditions with his quest for a new identity, a new path: one that weaves around the tracks of his contemporaries while sometimes crossing the border into German musical territory. Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège; Patrick Davin.