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Episode 4

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 18 January 2001

Henri Dutilleux once remarked 'le travail fortifie' - work makes you stronger. That observation is appropriate for a composer who is absolutely committed to the craft of writing music; and his determination to 'write music, not manifestos' is indicative of his desire not to involve himself in the politics of music. But unusually, his Cello Concerto is one example of a work commissioned by the French government; in this case to commemorate the centenary of Baudelaire's death. It's the main work in today's programme, in which Roger Nichols and Donald Macleod discuss the work of this major figure.

Music Played

2 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Henri Dutilleux Concerto for cello and orchestra "Tout un monde lointain ..."

    Mstislav: ROSTROPOVICH - Cello Paris: ORCHESTRA. - Foreign symphony orchestra Performers: Serge BAUDO - Conductor

    EMI cdc749304 2 1/1

  • Image for Henri Dutilleux

    Henri Dutilleux Timbres, espace, mouvement (La nuit etoilee) for orchestra [1978]

    Performers: Yan Pascal TORTELIER - Conductor Artist: BBC PHILHARMONIC - BBC orchestra

    CHANDOS chan 9504 1/10

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