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Henri Dutilleux, 1916-2013 - The Symphonies & other works / Dawn Upshaw, Genevieve Joy

Album Summary

>Dutilleux, Henri : Symphony no 1, for orchestra
>Dutilleux, Henri : Symphony no 2
>Dutilleux, Henri : Mystère de l'instant, for string orchestra, cimbalom & percussion
>Dutilleux, Henri : Métaboles, for orchestra
>Dutilleux, Henri : Timbres, espace, mouvement, ou La Nuit étoilée, for orchestra
>Dutilleux, Henri : Diptyque
>Dutilleux, Henri : Sonata for piano
>Dutilleux, Henri : Figures de résonances, short pieces (4) for 2 pianos
>Dutilleux, Henri : Préludes (3) for piano
>Dutilleux, Henri : Strophes (3) sur le nom de Sacher
>Dutilleux, Henri : Ainsi la nuit, for string quartet
>Dutilleux, Henri : Sonnets de Jean Cassou (3), for voice & piano or orchestra
>Dutilleux, Henri : San Francisco Night, song for voice & piano
>Dutilleux, Henri : The Shadows of Time, for 3 children's voices & orchestra
>Sound, Recorded : Applause
>Dutilleux, Henri : Tout un monde lointain. . ., concerto for cello & orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Many well-known 20th Century musicians worked with composer Henri Dutilleux and commissioned works from him: Paul Sacher, Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Barenboim, Dawn Upshaw, Seiji Ozawa, Jukka-Pekka Saraste. The sixteen-year-old Henri Dutilleux came from his native Angers to study at the Paris Conservatoire in 1932. After winning the Prix de Rome in 1938, he worked in Paris throughout the German Occupation as chorus master at the Opera and as a producer for French Radio. He later disowned most of what he composed at this time, and regarded his opus 1 as being the Piano Sonata written for his new wife Genevieve Joy, who gave its first performance in 1948. While regretting that the great tradition of the melodie seemed to have ended with Poulenc, Dutilleux added only sparingly to this repertoire. His constant searching for new ideas led him in 1989 to turn his back on the 'croissance progressive' that had served him well for some forty years. But the 'progressive' technique reappeared in The Shadows of Time (1997), written for Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where Proustian ideas of memory are engaged in a deeply moving tribute to Anne Frank and other victims of the Holocaust. Dutilleux said: 'As for the spirit of the work, I can say that from time to time slightly veiled allusions slip in ... to past events ... like fugitive images ... here the color of children's voices, there traces of Gregorian chant or the outline of a chorale. Everything refers to a central idea ... that of space/time. One could call it 'the march of time'.'



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Symphony No. 1 & Symphony No. 2 / Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim
Mystère de l'instant
Metaboles
Timbres, espace, mouvement
Les Citations
Piano Sonata
Figures de résonances
Préludes (3)
Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher
String Quartet ‘Ainsi la nuit'
Sonnets (2) by Jean Cassou
San Francisco Night
The Shadows of Time / Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
Tout un monde lointain (Cello Concerto)/ Arto Noras (cello),Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Submitted on 12/06/13 by bj 
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>Dutilleux, Henri : Symphony no 1, for orchestra
  • Performers: Michel Benet (Oboe); Andre Chpelitch (Trumpet); Yves Demarle (Trombone); Jean Dupouvy (Viola); Philippe Haiche (Violin); Pascal Moragues (Clarinet); Etienne Peclard (Cello); Joseph Ponticelli (Violin); Jacques Remy (Timpani); Andre Sennedat (Bassoon); Richard Siegel (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris
  • Running Time: 29 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 01/1950-05/1951

>Dutilleux, Henri : Symphony no 2 :: "Le Double", for orchestra
  • Performers: Michel Benet (Oboe); Andre Chpelitch (Trumpet); Yves Demarle (Trombone); Jean Dupouvy (Viola); Philippe Haiche (Violin); Pascal Moragues (Clarinet); Etienne Peclard (Cello); Joseph Ponticelli (Violin); Jacques Remy (Timpani); Andre Sennedat (Bassoon); Richard Siegel (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Ensemble: Collegium Musicum
  • Running Time: 28 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1955-1959

>Dutilleux, Henri : Mystère de l'instant, for string orchestra, cimbalom & percussion
  • Conductor: Paul Sacher
  • Ensemble: Orchestre National de Paris
  • Running Time: 13 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985-1989

>Dutilleux, Henri : Métaboles, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Ensemble: Quatuor Sine Nimine
  • Running Time: 15 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959-1964

>Dutilleux, Henri : Timbres, espace, mouvement, ou La Nuit étoilée, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976-1978

>Dutilleux, Henri : Diptyque :: Les citations, for oboe, percussion, harpsichord & double bass
  • Performers: Bernard Balet (Percussion); Maurice Bourgue (Oboe); Bernard Cazauran (Double Bass); Huguette Dreyfus (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1985-1991

>Dutilleux, Henri : Sonata for piano
  • Performer: Genevieve Joy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947-1948

>Dutilleux, Henri : Figures de résonances, short pieces (4) for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Henri Dutilleux (Piano); Genevieve Joy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970-1976

>Dutilleux, Henri : Préludes (3) for piano
  • Performer: Genevieve Joy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: ?07/1973-?/1994

>Dutilleux, Henri : Strophes (3) sur le nom de Sacher
  • Performer: David Geringas (Cello)
  • Notes: Composition written: 05/02/1976-??/??/1982.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Dutilleux, Henri : Ainsi la nuit, for string quartet
  • Performers: Patrick Genet (Violin); Francois Gottraux (Violin); Marc Jaermann (Cello); Nicolas Pache (Viola)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1973-1976

>Dutilleux, Henri : Sonnets de Jean Cassou (3), for voice & piano or orchestra
  • Performers: Gilles Cachemaille (Baritone); Henri Dutilleux (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944-1954

>Dutilleux, Henri : San Francisco Night, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Jérôme Ducros (Piano); Dawn Upshaw
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 04/1963
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Dutilleux, Henri : The Shadows of Time, for 3 children's voices & orchestra
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston (03/13/1998-03/14/1998)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1995-1997
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Sound, Recorded : Applause
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston (03/13/1998-03/14/1998)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Dutilleux, Henri : Tout un monde lointain. . ., concerto for cello & orchestra
  • Performer: Arto Noras (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Running Time: 26 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1967-1970