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  1. Blog
    Dutilleux composed Ainsi La Nuit between 1973 and 1976 and it was premiered in 1977, by the Parrenin Quartet (not by the Juilliard Quartet for whom it was originally intended) . Often split in 7 movements (but it is sometimes compressed into 2 or even one whole piece by others) Dutilleux's aural...
  2. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Not unlike Varese, Dutilleux's core of musical works can be summarized with a dozen or less titles. [Ideal for a poll with its maximum of 15 entries :) ] Please select the one piece by Dutilleux which you like/listen to the most. My fave is Timbres, Espace, Mouvement.
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    In terms of "that old Brahms stuff," is there anyone as good as Henri Dutilleux? It is pointless to compare Dutilleux to the eclecticism of Schnittke, the experimental nature of the likes of Stockhausen, the alienness of Ligeti, and the progressive complexity of Carter. But in his own fashion...
  4. Politics and Religion in Classical Music
    Posted on the Gramophone web site: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/the-gramophone-blog/a-posthumous-insult-to-composer-henri-dutilleux I understand Vichy can still be a touchy subject in France, but this particular instance seems a very petty decision.
  5. Opera
    Canadian soprano, lives in Nova Scotia, and ain't Anne of Green Gables. And conducts too. I really loved her on the DG Dutilleux Correspondences disc. And Lulu too. Any other fans?
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