Press / US
      
The New York Times 03 March 2011
      

"The piece is (...) suffused with Ravel's spirit, but the lyrical themes are M' Dubugnon's own and are driven by a playful, modern sensibility."Allan Kozinn

 
The Dallas Morning News 15 January 2004
      

"Music harkens back to Debussy"
"This (...) score grows audibly out of the brightly colored orchestral traditions of Debussy and Ravel, with updated influences from some newer French composers. This unashamedly sensuous music, often delicately textured and tinted, its structures clearly related to the five tarot cards illustrated."
Scott Cantrel

 
The Dallas Morning News 16 January 2004
      

"Joie de vivre"
"Arcanes Symphoniques (...) are brillanty colored vignettes, thoroughly modern, but with the sensual appeal of Debussy. (...) It's an attractive, finely wrought work (...). The boyish Mr. Dubugnon was brought onstage, but only after the performance. Since his English is fluent, it's a pity he wasn't given a chance to speak beforehand.
" Scott Cantrel

 
El Nuevo Herald, Miami April 2003
      
"El joven compositor franco-suizo Richard Dubugnon... ha sido llamado por los críticos del reconocido diario galo Le Figaro como 'el hijo de Ravel y Prokofiev... Sus piezas, descritas como 'emocionalmente turbulentas' combinan las armonías refinadas con complejos pasajes de contrapunto, asi como un original sentido de la forma y la estructura... Su amor por la voz, la ópera, las bandas sonoras cinematográficas y la música funk otorgan a sus creaciones un gran lirismo, dirección narrativa y un fuerte sentimiento del ritmo y la dinámica... Este disco es una selección de sus obras de cámara más relevantes..." Jesus Vega
 
American Record Guide May / June 2003
      
"Composer and concert performer Richard Dubugnon's work is spiky, stylish and short.Everything Dubugnon writes is well put together, deliberate and shapely, instrumentally adventurous without resorting to experimental cliches, and infused with rapturous emotion. I'll wager we'll be hearing more from Monsieur Dubugnon. Bravo to the enterprising folks at Naxos for this one!" Mark Lehman