Albert Roussel: Psalm 80
Benjamin Butterfield (Tenor), EuropaChorAdademie, Luxemburg PO, Tovey
Albert Roussel may rightly be mentioned in the same breath as Fauré, Debussy and Ravel. Unfortunately, one is largely confined to the reception of his gripping Third Symphony. Other works such as his opera Padmavati or the magnificent setting of the 80th Psalm here are ignored. The piece is a challenge for any choir, one that the young EuropaChorAkademie was happy to take on. With Bramwell Tovey and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Timpani has forces that already made Jean Cras'Polypheme shine.