Author Topic: Dutilleux's Dark Dominion  (Read 37638 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Cato

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 8959
  • An American Hero!
Re: Dutilleux's Dark Dominion
« Reply #160 on: March 27, 2018, 04:06:00 AM »
Courtesy of YouTube!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/4vUnM9-GQbo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/4vUnM9-GQbo</a>
"Meet Miss Ruth Sherwood, from Columbus, Ohio, the Middle of the Universe!"

- Brian Aherne introducing Rosalind Russell in  My Sister Eileen (1942)

Offline vers la flamme

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1706
  • Location: Atlanta
Re: Dutilleux's Dark Dominion
« Reply #161 on: October 12, 2019, 05:21:02 PM »
I am getting into the music of Henri Dutilleux a bit lately. He has written some great music; I really like the violin concerto, "L'arbre des songes", as well as the first symphony, and Timbres, espace, mouvement "La nuit étoilée". He has a really unique orchestral sound among French composers. The only composer I can think of who sounds remotely similar is Lutoslawski. Indeed, I can't help but wonder if Dutilleux and Lutoslawski knew of each other.

I have a couple discs in the Chandos series with Yan Pascal Tortelier and the BBC Philharmonic, I plan on collecting more.

Anyone listening to Dutilleux lately?

Offline vandermolen

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 17540
  • Location: Rotherfield, Sussex, UK
Re: Dutilleux's Dark Dominion
« Reply #162 on: October 12, 2019, 11:54:14 PM »
I am getting into the music of Henri Dutilleux a bit lately. He has written some great music; I really like the violin concerto, "L'arbre des songes", as well as the first symphony, and Timbres, espace, mouvement "La nuit étoilée". He has a really unique orchestral sound among French composers. The only composer I can think of who sounds remotely similar is Lutoslawski. Indeed, I can't help but wonder if Dutilleux and Lutoslawski knew of each other.

I have a couple discs in the Chandos series with Yan Pascal Tortelier and the BBC Philharmonic, I plan on collecting more.

Anyone listening to Dutilleux lately?

Yes, especially symphonies 1 and 2, Métaboles and the fine Cello Concerto.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2019, 11:55:53 PM by vandermolen »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Offline vers la flamme

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1706
  • Location: Atlanta
Re: Dutilleux's Dark Dominion
« Reply #163 on: October 13, 2019, 03:55:14 AM »
Yes, especially symphonies 1 and 2, Métaboles and the fine Cello Concerto.
I have a CD with the two symphonies, and I just ordered one with the cello concerto (along with Lutoslawski's cello concerto) played by Mstislav Rostropovich. Excited to hear that one.

Offline Mirror Image

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 50676
  • Mieczysław Weinberg (1919 - 1996)
  • Location: Northeast GA, US
  • Currently Listening to:
    Shostakovich, Weinberg, Prokofiev, Myaskovsky, Glazunov, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shchedrin, Kabalevsky, Schnittke, Korngold, Ben-Haim, Bloch, Honegger, Martinů, Copland, Barber, Walton, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Respighi, Malipiero
Re: Dutilleux's Dark Dominion
« Reply #164 on: October 14, 2019, 12:56:56 PM »
I have a CD with the two symphonies, and I just ordered one with the cello concerto (along with Lutoslawski's cello concerto) played by Mstislav Rostropovich. Excited to hear that one.

Dutilleux’s Cello Concerto, “Tout un monde lointain...” should be required listening for anyone interested in late 20th Century, IMHO. The same could be said of Lutoslawski’s.
“There will be sunshine again and the violins will sing of peace on earth.” - Closing line from Weinberg’s Symphony No. 6, Op. 79

Offline vers la flamme

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1706
  • Location: Atlanta
Re: Dutilleux's Dark Dominion
« Reply #165 on: October 14, 2019, 01:39:30 PM »
Dutilleux’s Cello Concerto, “Tout un monde lointain...” should be required listening for anyone interested in late 20th Century, IMHO. The same could be said of Lutoslawski’s.
I love the Luto concerto, the recording I am familiar with features Heinrich Schiff. Excited to hear Slava play it. Wasn't it written for him? I know that they say Dutilleux's concerto is among his best works.

Offline Mirror Image

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 50676
  • Mieczysław Weinberg (1919 - 1996)
  • Location: Northeast GA, US
  • Currently Listening to:
    Shostakovich, Weinberg, Prokofiev, Myaskovsky, Glazunov, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shchedrin, Kabalevsky, Schnittke, Korngold, Ben-Haim, Bloch, Honegger, Martinů, Copland, Barber, Walton, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Respighi, Malipiero
Re: Dutilleux's Dark Dominion
« Reply #166 on: October 14, 2019, 01:44:10 PM »
I love the Luto concerto, the recording I am familiar with features Heinrich Schiff. Excited to hear Slava play it. Wasn't it written for him? I know that they say Dutilleux's concerto is among his best works.

Yeah, both of these cello concerti were written for Rostropovich. You’ll find much enjoyment here.
“There will be sunshine again and the violins will sing of peace on earth.” - Closing line from Weinberg’s Symphony No. 6, Op. 79