LAURENT PETITGIRARD (b.1950): Le Douze Gardiens du Temple, Euphonia, Poème.
Catalogue Number: 12I077
Description: These vividly scored large-scale orchestral works are firmly grounded in tonality and a neo-Romantic boldness of utterance and expression in an eclectic style that frequently gives rise to intriguing and original touches of orchestration. Thoroughly accessible but far from over-familiar in style, with the futuristic saga Euphonia inspiring the most inventive and quasi-cinematically vivid music (the great Stravinsky ballets hovering not too far in the background). Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Ljubljana Radio Symphony Orchestra (Euphonia); Laurent Petitgirard.