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Symphonic Music - Released September 4, 2020 | Alpha

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Pierre Henry, a supreme innovator in the field of sound aesthetics, opened the gates to many other musical universes through the applications of his technological research. Fascinated by Beethoven from an early age, he composed a ‘Tenth Symphony’: ‘It’s not the one Beethoven made sketches for’, he said. ‘Nor is it a synthesis of the nine. It is essentially a combinatorial work. It’s also a tribute to the man who hoped to exceed the limits of the orchestra. Perhaps a way of painting my portrait (our portrait) through this music and the influence it has had on mine. It is a dreamlike, logical and respectful trajectory through what these symphonies contain and suggest. The work deliberately uses as “raw material” only notes, groups or motifs from the nine symphonies.’ There are three electroacoustic versions (1979, 1988, 1998), but it is the unpublished symphonic version that is presented here. It was premiered in November 2019 at the Cité de la Musique in the Philharmonie de Paris, by three orchestras, two choirs and three conductors: the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, the Choeur de Radio France and Le Jeune Choeur de Paris, under the direction of Pascal Rophé, Bruno Mantovani and Marzena Diakun. Pierre Henry died on 5 July 2017. He would have loved to have heard his Dixième Symphonie de Beethoven as we are now able to. © Alpha Classics
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Classical - Released January 1, 2002 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released November 8, 2005 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

In this 2006 recording of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, Myung-Whun Chung leading the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France turns in a lithe, lean, limber, and lovely performance -- but not ultimately a persuasive performance. Described by the composer as a "Symphonie chorégraphique," Daphnis et Chloé is not just another brilliantly colorful, appealingly tuneful, and irresistibly rhythmic work in Ravel's canon; it is also by far his most dramatically cohesive and formally unified large-scale work. These were the crucial qualities the great performances of the past -- Cluytens, Monteux, and Martinon -- had in equal measure. Chung and the Radio France Orchestra, however, are all about color, melody, and rhythm -- which is fine as far as it goes, but it doesn't go nearly far enough. Beyond superficial beauty, Daphnis et Chloé needs relentless clarity and terminal cogency to take it to the next level, the crucial qualities that Chung does not bring to the music. His harmony is from chord to chord, his drama is from moment to moment, and his form is from climax to climax. The result is a superbly played but only outwardly exciting performance of the work that leaves it deeper unities untouched. Deutsche Grammophon's recording is clean, close, and immediate. © TiVo
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Classical - Released February 24, 2014 | Densité 21 - Radio France

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Classical - Released February 24, 2014 | Densité 21 - Radio France

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Classical - Released February 24, 2014 | Densité 21 - Radio France

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Classical - Released May 22, 2013 | Signature - Radio France

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Classical - Released July 1, 2005 | Aeon

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Classical - Released February 10, 2014 | Densité 21 - Radio France

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Classical - Released February 24, 2014 | Densité 21 - Radio France

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