Ever since Sables and Gondwana, Tristan Murail has persued a regular and highly successful exploration of the orchestra (with or without electronics) which calls into question the way in which one should "rehear the orchestra today". The three works assembled here, all written after 1985, have never been recorded.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Wiek Hijmans (guitar)
Seth Josel (guitar)
Pierre-André Valade (conductor)
Le Partage des eaux - Contes cruels - Sillages
Born in Le Havre in 1947, Tristan Murail received advanced degrees in classical and North African Arabic from the Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes, as well as a degree in economic science, while at the same time pursuing his musical studies. In 1967, he became a student of Olivier Messiaen [...]