Press / U.K
      
BBC Magazine, on Richard's Naxos cd, mark : **** March 2003
      
"(...) for there is plenty to enjoy in Dubugnon’s output to date. Such as his Piano Quartet (...) which reveals in addition the influence of Ravel in its wistful, haunting textures and long lyrical lines. The second movement (...) is well sustained and full of nice touches. The lengthy Trois évocations finlandaises for Dubugnon’s own instrument, the double bass, may prove gruelling for the bass-averse, but the wind works that follow – excellently performed by Nicholas Daniel et al – are more typical of Dubugnon in their buoyancy and inventiveness, and certainly contain enough to give posterity something to think about." Christopher Wood
 
Musicweb  
      
"The music is witty and virtuosic and entirely in keeping with the style of the composer who seems to have formed his language so early and is sticking with it...In a sense this CD acts a sort of 'carte de visite' for the young composer, stretching as it does across the first ten years of his fully creative life. It is projects like this which all composers need. But how very enterprising of Naxos to support young composers in this way...The performances are exemplary and the recording is focused, strong and ideally balanced." Gary Higginson
 
Nottingham Evening Post **** January 2003
      
“The composer himself dazzles in Three Finnish Recollections for double bass. (...) This is a budjet-price Naxos release. It would give pleasure at any price.”
 
classicstoday.com, 10/10 for Artistic and Sound Quality  
      
"Between the music, all-around exemplary performances, and Naxos' rich, full sound, this is an easy recommendation for new music fans." Anastasia Tsioulcas
 
The Guardian 9 December 2002
       "Dubugnon's music has the luminous texture of 20th-century French music." Christopher Lambton
 
Time Out, London 18 December 2002
       "Last week's Wigmore recital by the Swiss double bassist/composer Richard Dubugnon was a resounding success. Naxos reveals the sometimes quirky vitality underlying Dubugnon's own compositions." Martin Hoyle
 
MetroLife 9 Décembre 2002
      
"a brave disc of chamber music (...) Lush, tonal and theatrical, Dubugnon's style has won him many admirers all over Europe." Warwick Thompson
 
The Strad October 2001
      
"While all the music had an intense and intimate quality, by far the most emotionally turbulent composition was Richard Dubugnon's Nocturne" Joanne Talbot