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Henri Dutilleux

(b. 1916)


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(b Angers, 1916).

Fr. composer. Won Prix de Rome 1938. Joined French Radio 1943, becoming dir. of mus. productions 1945–63. Prof. of comp., École Normale de Musique 1961 (pres. from 1969), Paris Cons. 1970–1. Regarded as natural successor to Ravel and Roussel. Works incl.:

ballets:

Le Loup

(1953);

Summer's End

(1981).

orch.:

Le double

syms.: No.1 (1951), No.2 () (1959);

Métaboles

(1964);

Tout un monde lontain

, vc., orch. (1970);

Timbres, espace, mouvement ou La nuit étoilée

(1977, rev. 1991);

L'arbre des songes

, vn., orch. (1985);

Mystère de l'instant

, 24 str., cimbalon, perc. (1989).

chamber music:

Sarabande et Cortège

, bn., pf. (1942); Sonatine, fl., pf. (1943); ob. sonata (1947);

Choral, Cadence et Fugato

, tb., pf. (1950);

3 Strophes sur le nom de SACHER

, vc. (1976);

Ainsi la nuit

, str. qt. (1976–7);

Diptyque, Les Citations

, ob., hpd., db., perc. (1988, 1991).

piano:

Au gré des ondes

, 6 short pieces (1946); sonata (1948);

Tous les chemins

(1961);

Bergerie

(1963);

Résonances

(1964);

Figures de Résonances

, 2 pf. (1970);

Le jeu des contraires

(1988).

Subjects: Music.


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