Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation, Henri Dutilleux’s quartet Ainsi la Nuit was dedicated to the memory of one of the composer’s friends, Ernest. This entry was posted in Media, Video Programme Notes and tagged Ainsi La Nuit, Henri Dutilleux, Video Programme Note by AaronHNahum. Time was that Ravel’s String Quartet went with Debussy’s on disc the way Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto went with Bruch’s. The Belcea Quartet’s debut.

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Dutilleux did not like to leave the individual movements of his works untitled.

An Introduction to Ainsi la Nuit by Henri Dutilleux |

Ainsi la nuit; Pascal Dusapin: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The octatonic mode is also used extensively throughout the work. Archived from the original on 24 November It is considered one of the most important works in the genre [3] [4] [5] and has been called “one of the treasures of the 20th century quartet repertoire”.

Correspondances Deux sonnets de Jean Cassou Le temps l’horloge. Ainsi la nuit Thus the Night is a string quartet written by the French composer Henri Dutilleux between and This may perhaps show the influence of literature, of Proust and his notions about memory. And the interpretations are charged with a real sense of fantasy. Nkit a tendency—it’s almost entirely intuitive—not to present the theme in its definitive state at the beginning.

Debussy, Ravel and Dutilleux. Many of the characteristics of Dutilleux ‘s later works are displayed in Ainsi la nuit, including “fan-shaped” writing, the outlining of a tonal triad in a seemingly atonal work, and a similarity of some melodies to the modality of Gregorian chant.


Ainsi la nuit displays progressive growtha technique frequently used by Dutilleux, through which musical motifs can both recall music that was heard in earlier sections or hint at music that ls be fully developed in later movements. He had not attempted to write a work for string quartet since his days as a student at the Paris Conservatoire.

New World String Quartet. Iansi la nuit Sonatine for Flute and Piano. In Ainsi la nuit, this is accomplished through the voices of the four string instruments.

An Introduction to Ainsi la Nuit by Henri Dutilleux

Dutilleux completed Ainsi la nuit in and the work was premiered on January 6,in Paris, but not by the Juilliard Quartet. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dutilleux ‘s “fan-shaped” writing can best aonsi described through a piano composition in which the placement of the pianist’s fingers create a mirror image between the hands. These pieces, entitled Nuitshave musical material which was later used in the final version of Ainsi la nuit. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. AllMusic Ditilleux Composition Noteworthy. The composer stated that the latter were a particularly important influence for Ainsi la nuit.

The quiet, searching interplay of the inner parts, the delicate suggestion of a waltz rhythm, the tangy bite of pizzicato violin — this is an ensemble that matches a vast range of tonal colour to a sensitive and vivid musical imagination.

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Other techniques that are typical of Dutilleux can be found in the work such as fan-shaped phrases, a modal quality reminiscent of Gregorian chant as well dutilleuux the highlighting of tonal triads in an atonal context. The all-time greats Read about dutillexu artists who changed the world of classical music. Ainsi la Nuit; Philip Glass: The pitch D is emphasized in the untitled introduction, while F sharp is the most important pitch in the fourth movement, “Litanies II.

Retrieved from ” https: Ignore the cover photo that makes them look like a bunch of nightclub bouncers and indulge the faintly loopy Franglais booklet-notes. It is dedicated “to the memory of Ernest Sussman and in dutillsux to Olga Koussevitzky”.

Many of Dutilleux ‘s pieces from the same period as Ainsi la nuit also make use of “fan-shaped” writing. This is also true in Ainsi la nuit, as a D major triad is outlined with each successive pitch being centered upon in a separate movement. Streams Videos All Posts. Ainsi la duttilleux has been played and recorded many times since it was published.

Retrieved 19 June Intimate Letters; Henri Dutilleux: