The undeniable reputation of Patrick Burgan as a master of vocal art has somewhat overshadowed his love for lustrous orchestral textures. Are these two facets of the composer sodistinct? The search for poetic atmospheres, the use of themes borrowed from literature, create bridges between the sections of his catalogue, as proven by the work united here. Throughout the present programme the power of natural forces - the movement of the planets, thecontemplation of tides, carry twenty four years of his creative life into the whirlpool of an inspiration which is not resolved by abstraction.
Excerpt from the CD booklet
Orchestre National de France, Pascal Rophé (conductor)
Valérie Condoluci (soprano)
Orchestre Colonne, Laurent Petitgirard (conductor)
Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire, Jean-Sébastien Béreau (conductor)
Sphères - Le Lac - Vagues