I like the idea of a gifted non-specialist tackling the vast Barraqué Sonate at barely 24 – the age Barraqué was when he finished it.
Modern music tends to be aggressive with soured dissonance. Tiensuu finds a playful, less ponderous route.
Michel Chion (b. 1947) is one of the all-time best ea composers. In 2010 Nuun brought out 500 copies of Diktat (1979) and Brocoli’s La vie en prose was released last year.
The Creation is a big, exuberant work that, properly engineered, fills the listening room with voluminous riches – as many discs fail to do.
Salonen’s 20-minute Nyx churns quickly, but the less frequently recorded Dutilleux sticks in the mind.