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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I have noted above the splendid playing in Les Citations.

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.

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dymphony Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Dutilleux was not happy with the work: Famously, Pierre Boulez stood and turned his back on this work at its premiere as a sign of his disdain since it did not utilize the serial technique than seen as de rigeur by Boulez and his Darmstadt circle. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Subscribe to our free weekly review listing sample Sample: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

This page was last edited on 9 Juneat In the third movement, he develops a process that he uses more extensively in several later compositions: A symohony from the composer’s relatively early period, it is Dutilleux’s first purely orchestral composition. See All Buying Options. Support us financially by purchasing this from. Don’t know why really, since it’s pretty up my Debussy and Ravel alley with a little Stravinsky thrown in for good measure.


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Nevertheless, this is beautiful music that has the power to enchant.

You can also use this FreeFind but it is not so comprehensive. Passacaglia Scherzo molto vivace Intermezzo Finale con variazioni Music [ edit ] This symphony demonstrates Dutilleux’s attachment to the use of symphoby formwhich is found in the outer two movements. There are two cyles of Dutilleux’s orchestral music — this first one recorded from to for Chandos, with Yan Pascal Tortelier leading the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and one recorded by Arte Nova inand with Hans Graf leading the Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra — a French conductor leading an English orchestra, and an Austrian conductor leading a French orchestra.

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Ainsi la nuit This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase.

Initially, it was short piece composed to honour the 75 th birthday of Peter Pears. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Show 25 25 50 All. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Dutilleux Symphonies

One of the finest versions. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. This mass does not merely confront and dialogue with the larger formation, but at times fuses with, or superimposes itself upon the latter, leaving ample opportunity for polyrhyhthmics and polytonality.

Film Lover Top Contributor: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. 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.


This is a fine version, but I give Graf the edge with a sharper, more detailed recording. The use of a passacaglia as a symphonic first movement is extremely rare. See offer for details.

Dutilleux has used massive forces with a whole battery of percussion and a vast woodwind section to considerable effect.

A guide to Henri Dutilleux’s music

Symhpony items to consider Brahms Symphony 4 Dvorak Symphony 9. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Let’s hope more Dutilleux will follow. As Dutilleux told Stuart Jeffries in these pages a decade or so ago when a mere whippersnapper of 86, “I don’t speak about him, and he doesn’t speak about me. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase.

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One of the most enjoyable. The work consists of back and forth between the two instrumental groups, like that of a concerto grosso although the approach is different: Conversations with Claude Glayman. Glyn Pursglove, “Concert Review: 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.

There are two symphonies and other orchestral works, a handful of concertante pieces, a series of pieces for voice and orchestra, and a small but significant canon of chamber music, including a dazzling string quartet, Ainsi la nuit. I defy you not to be won over by this music. dutilleux