Swiss composer Klaus Huber (b.1924) is one of the major artists of his generation, but has yet to receive the general acclaim he deserves. This may be because his music is not easily assimilated and requires some immersion in its subtleties.
On this disc we have four orchestral works, two from 1966-67 and two from the 80's and 90's. The prizewinning Tenebrae, one of the earlier works, has the widest dynamic range, but at least in part shares with the others a unique "floating" quality, in which the sound seems to hover and twitter around you, never quite touching the ground. Intarsi, a work for piano and 17 instruments, doesn't quite qualify as a concerto, since at times it seems the soloist is accompanying the larger group, rather than the other way round. My favorite is James Joyce Chamber Music, a work for harp, horn and chamber orchestra, in which the two solo instruments, awash in overtones, lead us to a profoundly spiritual place
Another undervalued musician, conductor Arturo Tamayo, leads the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra in sensitively shaded performances.