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Timbre, Space and Movement

Donald Macleod explores Dutilleux's early years, growing up in Douai in the far north of France, and his struggles in occupied Paris during the Second World War.

Dutilleux 100

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of one of the 20th century's most sensuous and beguiling musical voices.

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) was one of French music's greatest composers: the heir to Fauré, Debussy and Ravel. His music blends ravishing instrumental colours and harmonies with a highly individual approach to new sounds and forms. Always beautiful, never barbarous, Dutilleux's music never clung dogmatically to avant-garde trends or fashions, making his one of the most accessible and appealing modern voices in classical music. In the week of what would have been Dutilleux's 100th birthday, Donald Macleod discusses his life and legacy with two of the UK's leading experts on his music, who the composer wryly dubbed "les deux Carolines...": Caroline Potter and Caroline Rae.

The week begins with Dutilleux's early years growing up in Douai in the far north of France, his struggles in Occupied Paris during the Second World War, and two of his most beloved orchestral works: "Timbres, Space and Movement" and his First Symphony.

Dutilleux
Gong (1) (Correspondances)
Barbara Hannigan, soprano
Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Dutilleux
I. Quarter note = c.72 (Timbres, Espace, Mouvement)
BBC Philharmonic
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

Dutilleux
Feerie Au Clair De Lune; Fantasio
Patrick Mason, baritone
Robert Spellman, piano

Dutilleux
Sonatine for flute and piano
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Eric Le Sage, piano

Dutilleux
I. Passacaille Andante; II. Scherzo Molto Vivace (Symphony no.1)
Orchestre De Paris
Paavo Järvi, conductor

Dutilleux
Gong (2); De Vincent À Theo (Correspondances)
Barbara Hannigan, soprano
Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 18 Jan 2016 18:30

Music Played

  • Henri Dutilleux

    Correspondances - Gong

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen. Orchestra: French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4791180.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Correspondances - Gong

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen. Orchestra: French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4791180.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Timbres, Espace, Mouvement (La Nuit Etoilee)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • CHANDOS CHAN9504.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 10.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Timbres, Espace, Mouvement (La Nuit Etoilee)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • CHANDOS CHAN9504.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 10.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    4 Melodies - Feerie au clair de lune

    Performer: Robert Spillman. Singer: Patrick Mason.
    • BRIDGE BCD9058.
    • Bridge.
    • 6.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    4 Melodies - Feerie au clair de lune

    Performer: Robert Spillman. Singer: Patrick Mason.
    • BRIDGE BCD9058.
    • Bridge.
    • 6.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Sonatine

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
    • EMI CDC5564882.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Sonatine

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
    • EMI CDC5564882.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Symphony No. 1 - Passacaille Andante

    Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris.
    • ERATO 0825646242443.
    • ERATO.
    • 7.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Symphony No. 1 - Passacaille Andante

    Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris.
    • ERATO 0825646242443.
    • ERATO.
    • 7.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Symphony No. 1 - Scherzo Molto Vivace

    Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris.
    • ERATO 0825646242443.
    • ERATO.
    • 7.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Symphony No. 1 - Scherzo Molto Vivace

    Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris.
    • ERATO 0825646242443.
    • ERATO.
    • 7.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Correspondances - De Vincent A Theo

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen. Orchestra: French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4791180.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 5.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Correspondances - De Vincent A Theo

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen. Orchestra: French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4791180.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 5.

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