Ainsi Dutilleux – 2014

Henri Dutilleux © Philippe Gontier

With the exhibition of the Cdmc (Contemporary Music Documentation Centre), the International piano competition of Orléans paid tribute to the famous French composer, also its Honorary President, who died in 2013.


From March 1st to 15th, 2014.


Médiathèque of Orléans.

Composer short biography:

After studies at the Conservatoire de Paris with Noël Gallon, Henri Busser and Maurice Emmanuel, Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) won the Grand prix de Rome in 1938. He directed the department of musical illustrations of the Radiodiffusion française from 1945 to 1963. Famous in the entire world, Henri Dutilleux is one of the French composers the most played. His music is in line with an historical continuity, especially standing for Impressionism legacy. While being outside the movements of the 20th century, Dutilleux’s music creates an original overview of it. Among his works, mainly symphonic, there are the Piano Sonata (1948), Métaboles (1964), Tout un monde lointain (1970), Ainsi la nuit (1976), Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher (1976), Timbres, espace, mouvement (1977), L’arbre des songes (1983), Mystère de l’instant (1989), The shadows of time (1997), Correspondances (2003), Le temps l’horloge (2009).


Coproduction with CDMC, la Scène nationale de Douai, l’Hippodrome.


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