Henri Dutilleux. Publisher: Alphonse Leduc. Symphony No.2 – ‘The Double’ ( ). Publisher. Heugel. Category. Orchestra. Sub Category. Large Orchestra. As one of music history’s most fastidious perfectionists, Dutilleux’s published works are few. There are two symphonies and other orchestral. There is an old story about Henri Dutilleux which I cited in my review of the Capriccio recording of his Symphony No I do not hesitate to recall it here.

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Dutilleux Symphonies |

It gestated over a long period, having been begun in as a commission from George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra as part of their 40 th anniversary celebrations. Composition Artist Credits Symphony No. All in all, then, Tortelier’s disc is superior, and can be sympbony wholeheartedly.

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. There are several versions of all these works available on CD: Dutilleux was not happy with the work: Secondly, the symphonh has the feel of being an improvisation.

I have noted above the splendid playing in Les Citations. It is an exploration of some exotic and introverted thoughts. No such problems with Yan Pascal Tortelier and the BBC Philharmonic, who allow the music all the space it needs, in strongly characterized, rhythmically well-sprung performances with uniformly excellent solo playing in No. The liner notes by Paul Conway are helpful in every way, both as dutilleyx introduction to Henri Dutilleux and to his music.

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Instead, his music is a realisation of a complete world, independent of concerns for cutting-edge contemporaneity, and one that becomes more essential the more you hear it, above all for how he transforms his astonishing compositional refinement into real emotional immediacy. The recording is excellent with great clarity throughout but especially so in the translucent music of Les Citations.


Correspondances Deux sonnets de Jean Cassou Le temps l’horloge. It is easy to generalise, but Henri Dutilleux is in a direct line of descent from Debussy and Ravel, by way of Albert Roussel. The title is important, as it defines the entire compositional process. Whilst eschewing the radical avant-garde, he made use of tone-rows and jazz. In three movements, written from toa commission for the 75th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, it marked the emergence of Dutilleux’s unique voice, and the writing is vigorous, perhaps reflecting Roussel and Honegger in addition to Debussy and Ravel.

The completed work was finally given its premiere in January Timbres, espaces, mouvements is a vivid orchestral explosion of Dutilleux’s way of seeing Van Gogh’s hallocinogenic Starry Night ; his The Shadows of Time is an astonishing and paradoxically radiant meditation on loss, partly catalysed by Anne Frank’s diaries, and written for the 50th anniversary of the end of the second world war; the piece is dedicated to Anne Frank “and all the children, innocents of the world”.

If you listen to his Second Symphony, Le doubleor his Violin Concerto, L’arbre des songes the tree of sykphonyyou’ll hear a rarefied, epicurean beauty that seems to exalt in its fluency and self-contained world of musical coherence. One of the finest versions. Everything else was old fashioned and deserved to be destroyed, or at symohony forgotten. Donate and keep us afloat. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.


A guide to Henri Dutilleux’s music

The links are powered by Skimlinks. Yan Pascal Tortelier Composer: Sound is kind of washy in that Chandos way, but it’s not horrible or anything. Structure [ edit ] The symphony lasts approximately half an hour. Dutilleux is a moderate modernist, maintaining continuity with the early 20th century and always maintaining a flowing, lyrical quality, reflecting his mystic vision of nature, even as he moves outside standard tonality. This article about a symphony is a stub.

English Choose a language for shopping. This gives a freshness and sparkle that is captivating. Les citations for oboe, harpsichord, double bass and percussion was developed over a long period of time. Believe it or not, I have never heard one note of M.

Audio CD, October 27, “Please retry”. Ainsi la nuit Sonatine for Flute and Piano.

Dutilleux Symphonies

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Film Lover Top Contributor: The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Neither has a world-class orchestra at his command, but both produce fine recordings that complement one another. Show 25 25 50 All. A composition from the composer’s relatively early period, it is Dutilleux’s first purely orchestral composition. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This is a fine version, but I give Graf the edge with a sharper, more detailed recording. Views Read Edit View history. Sinfonie Concertanti for two flutes and orchestra.