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Henri  Dutilleux

Born: January 22nd, 1916
Died: May 22nd, 2013
Country of origin: France
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Conductor: Jac van Steen
Orchestra: Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
2018-11-14 | London (United Kingdom), Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music — 19.30
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Orchestra: Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
2018-11-15 | London (United Kingdom), Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music — 19.30

Dutilleux' works captivate people with their almost magical narrative power... Each tone carries weight with him, lives in a world of mirrors and iridescent light, each referring to the origins of the myth and playing mystically with the deceptive nature of the memory. (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Henri Dutillleux was born in Angers (France) on 22 January 1916. As early as his school days, he began to study piano, harmony and counterpoint with Victor Gallois at the Douai Conservatoire. From 1933-1938 he attended the Paris Conservatoire, studying harmony and counterpoint with Jean and Noël Gallon, composition with Henri Paul Busser and music history with Maurice Emmanuel. After his brief military service, Dutilleux returned to Paris in 1940 where he earned a living as a pianist, arranger and teacher before becoming choral director at the Paris Opera in 1942. From 1945 to 1963 he held the post of director of music productions with the French radio company ORTF. From 1961 to 1970 he taught composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris until he returned to the Paris Conservatoire for two years as guest professor.

Even though personal contacts with colleagues such as André Jolivet, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Georges Auric always gave him suggestions and inspirations, Henri Dutilleux never belonged to a particular composition movement or group. Since his international breakthrough with Symphony No. 1 (1951) Dutilleux had been active in various genres: apart from symphonic works, he also composed chamber music, solo concertos and ballet music.

2007 saw the premiere of the first version of the piece Le temps l'horloge for soprano and orchestra in Matsumoto (Japan) under the direction of Seiji Ozawa and Renée Fleming. The extended version was performed at the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in May 2009. Correspondances (2003), also composed for soprano and orchestra, is one of the most frequently played works of the composer. It was letters of various authors – from Rilke to van Gogh – that inspired Dutilleux to write the five different movements of the work dedicated to Dawn Upshaw and Simon Rattle, and to each of them he assigned a particular timbre. Apart from the different meanings that can be attached to the word 'correspondance' (Engl. 'exchange of letters'), the title of the work refers to Baudelaire's famous poem of the same name.

In the solo concerto genre, Dutilleux' concertos for violin are outstanding: L'arbre des songes (1985) and Sur le même accord (2002). Anne-Sophie Mutter's first recording of Sur le même accord was awarded the Echo Klassik. This work contains an ever-present six-tone chord – partly hidden, partly obvious – which is played and permanently varied by soloists from the ranks of the orchestra and the solo violin.

Among the numerous honours and prizes awarded to Henri Dutilleux are the Grand Prix de Rome (1938), the French Grand Prix National de la Musique (1967), the Praemium Imperiale (1994) in recognition of his oeuvre, the Cannes Classical Award for his orchestral work The Shadows of Time (1999) and the Grand Prix 1999 de la Presse Musicale Internationale. In 2005 Dutilleux received the Ernst von Siemens Music Award, two years later the MIDEM Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2011 the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic. In addition, Henri Dutilleux has been an honorary member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters since 1981 and of the Académie Royale de Belgique.

Henri Dutilleux died on 22 May 2013 in Paris.

Conductor: Jac van Steen
Orchestra: Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
2018-11-14 | London (United Kingdom), Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music — 19.30
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Orchestra: Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
2018-11-15 | London (United Kingdom), Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music — 19.30
Conductor: Hannu Lintu
Orchestra: YLE Radion sinfoniaorkesteri (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
2018-11-23 | Helsinki (Finland), Musiikkitalo — 19:00
Conductor: N.N.
Orchestra: Staatsorchester Darmstadt
2018-12-16 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater, Großes Haus — 11:00
Conductor: N.N.
Orchestra: Staatsorchester Darmstadt
2018-12-17 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater, Großes Haus — 20:00
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei; Dominic Limburg, (Jugenkonzert)
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2019-02-10 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei; Dominic Limburg, (Jugenkonzert)
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2019-02-11 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei; Dominic Limburg, (Jugenkonzert)
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2019-02-12 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater, Kleines Haus — Jugenkonzert
Conductor: Stéphane Denève
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2019-05-18 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Flagey

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  1. Sur le même accord

    Sur le même accord

    Nocturne for Violin and Orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: ED 9856 Q6297
    €25.99  *
  2. L'Arbre des songes

    L'Arbre des songes

    Concerto
    Download Edition
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: piano reduction with solo part
    Order No.: ED 7434 Q2929
    €27.99  *
  3. L'Arbre des songes

    L'Arbre des songes

    Concerto
    Download Edition
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: ED 7627 Q2959
    €46.99  *
  4. Le temps l'horloge

    Le temps l'horloge

    Five episodes for soprano and orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: soprano and orchestra
    Edition: vocal/piano score
    Language: French
    Order No.: ED 20320 Q11788
    €21.99  *
  5. L'Arbre des songes

    L'Arbre des songes

    Concerto
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: piano reduction with solo part
    Order No.: ED 7434
    €35.00  *
  6. L'Arbre des songes

    L'Arbre des songes

    Concerto
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: ED 7627
    €59.50  *
  7. The Shadows of Time

    The Shadows of Time

    5 Episodes
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: ED 9294
    €52.00  *
  8. Sur le même accord

    Sur le même accord

    Nocturne
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: piano reduction with solo part
    Order No.: ED 9514
    €22.00  *
  9. Correspondances

    Correspondances

    for soprano and orchestra
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: Soprano and Orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Language: French
    Order No.: ED 9854
    €35.00  *
  10. Correspondances

    Correspondances

    for soprano and orchestra
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: soprano and orchestra
    Edition: vocal/piano score
    Language: French
    Order No.: ED 9855
    €32.00  *

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Dutilleux' works captivate people with their almost magical narrative power... Each tone carries weight with him, lives in a world of mirrors and iridescent light, each referring to the origins of the myth and playing mystically with the deceptive nature of the memory. (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Henri Dutillleux was born in Angers (France) on 22 January 1916. As early as his school days, he began to study piano, harmony and counterpoint with Victor Gallois at the Douai Conservatoire. From 1933-1938 he attended the Paris Conservatoire, studying harmony and counterpoint with Jean and Noël Gallon, composition with Henri Paul Busser and music history with Maurice Emmanuel. After his brief military service, Dutilleux returned to Paris in 1940 where he earned a living as a pianist, arranger and teacher before becoming choral director at the Paris Opera in 1942. From 1945 to 1963 he held the post of director of music productions with the French radio company ORTF. From 1961 to 1970 he taught composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris until he returned to the Paris Conservatoire for two years as guest professor.

Even though personal contacts with colleagues such as André Jolivet, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Georges Auric always gave him suggestions and inspirations, Henri Dutilleux never belonged to a particular composition movement or group. Since his international breakthrough with Symphony No. 1 (1951) Dutilleux had been active in various genres: apart from symphonic works, he also composed chamber music, solo concertos and ballet music.

2007 saw the premiere of the first version of the piece Le temps l'horloge for soprano and orchestra in Matsumoto (Japan) under the direction of Seiji Ozawa and Renée Fleming. The extended version was performed at the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in May 2009. Correspondances (2003), also composed for soprano and orchestra, is one of the most frequently played works of the composer. It was letters of various authors – from Rilke to van Gogh – that inspired Dutilleux to write the five different movements of the work dedicated to Dawn Upshaw and Simon Rattle, and to each of them he assigned a particular timbre. Apart from the different meanings that can be attached to the word 'correspondance' (Engl. 'exchange of letters'), the title of the work refers to Baudelaire's famous poem of the same name.

In the solo concerto genre, Dutilleux' concertos for violin are outstanding: L'arbre des songes (1985) and Sur le même accord (2002). Anne-Sophie Mutter's first recording of Sur le même accord was awarded the Echo Klassik. This work contains an ever-present six-tone chord – partly hidden, partly obvious – which is played and permanently varied by soloists from the ranks of the orchestra and the solo violin.

Among the numerous honours and prizes awarded to Henri Dutilleux are the Grand Prix de Rome (1938), the French Grand Prix National de la Musique (1967), the Praemium Imperiale (1994) in recognition of his oeuvre, the Cannes Classical Award for his orchestral work The Shadows of Time (1999) and the Grand Prix 1999 de la Presse Musicale Internationale. In 2005 Dutilleux received the Ernst von Siemens Music Award, two years later the MIDEM Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2011 the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic. In addition, Henri Dutilleux has been an honorary member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters since 1981 and of the Académie Royale de Belgique.

Henri Dutilleux died on 22 May 2013 in Paris.

Works
Performances
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Orchestra: Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
2018-11-14 | London (United Kingdom), Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music — 19.30
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Orchestra: Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
2018-11-15 | London (United Kingdom), Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music — 19.30
Conductor: Hannu Lintu
Orchestra: YLE Radion sinfoniaorkesteri (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
2018-11-23 | Helsinki (Finland), Musiikkitalo — 19:00
Conductor: N.N.
Orchestra: Staatsorchester Darmstadt
2018-12-16 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater, Großes Haus — 11:00
Conductor: N.N.
Orchestra: Staatsorchester Darmstadt
2018-12-17 | Darmstadt (Germany), Staatstheater, Großes Haus — 20:00
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei; Dominic Limburg, (Jugenkonzert)
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2019-02-10 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei; Dominic Limburg, (Jugenkonzert)
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2019-02-11 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei; Dominic Limburg, (Jugenkonzert)
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2019-02-12 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater, Kleines Haus — Jugenkonzert
Conductor: Stéphane Denève
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic
2019-05-18 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Flagey
Gallery

Gallery

Products

per page
  1. Sur le même accord

    Sur le même accord

    Nocturne for Violin and Orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: ED 9856 Q6297
    €25.99  *
  2. L'Arbre des songes

    L'Arbre des songes

    Concerto
    Download Edition
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: piano reduction with solo part
    Order No.: ED 7434 Q2929
    €27.99  *
  3. L'Arbre des songes

    L'Arbre des songes

    Concerto
    Download Edition
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: ED 7627 Q2959
    €46.99  *
  4. Le temps l'horloge

    Le temps l'horloge

    Five episodes for soprano and orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: soprano and orchestra
    Edition: vocal/piano score
    Language: French
    Order No.: ED 20320 Q11788
    €21.99  *
  5. L'Arbre des songes

    L'Arbre des songes

    Concerto
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: piano reduction with solo part
    Order No.: ED 7434
    €35.00  *
  6. L'Arbre des songes

    L'Arbre des songes

    Concerto
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: ED 7627
    €59.50  *
  7. The Shadows of Time

    The Shadows of Time

    5 Episodes
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Order No.: ED 9294
    €52.00  *
  8. Sur le même accord

    Sur le même accord

    Nocturne
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: piano reduction with solo part
    Order No.: ED 9514
    €22.00  *
  9. Correspondances

    Correspondances

    for soprano and orchestra
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: Soprano and Orchestra
    Edition: study score
    Language: French
    Order No.: ED 9854
    €35.00  *
  10. Correspondances

    Correspondances

    for soprano and orchestra
    Composer: Dutilleux, Henri
    Instrumentation: soprano and orchestra
    Edition: vocal/piano score
    Language: French
    Order No.: ED 9855
    €32.00  *

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