Dutilleux, Henri

French composer born in 1916 in Angers, Henri Dutilleux, from 1933 at the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied counterpoint and fugue with Noël Gallon, conducting with Philippe Gaubert, composition with Henri Busser and History music with Maurice Emmanuel. He received a first prize in harmony, counterpoint and fugue, and then won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1938 with the cantata The Ring King.

He studied at the time the Treaty of composition of Vincent d'Indy discovers Stravinsky, Bartók and serialism, but will remain on the sidelines of the various aesthetic. Named chief in 1942 singing the Paris Opera and director of the musical illustrations of the French Broadcasting in 1945, he held this position until 1963. This very rewarding experience, allows him to rub all artistic trends.

The reputation of Henri Dutilleux is international as well as a composer than as a teacher. He leads an important activity teacher, appointed professor of composition in 1961 at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris from 1970 to 1984. He was invited in many countries as a teacher and lecturer. Twice, in 1995 and 1998, he was called in residence at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Henri Dutilleux became an associate member of the Royal Academy of Belgium in 1973, an honorary member of the Royal Academy in London in 1966, the International Council of music UNESCO, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York in 1981, the Academia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Rome in 1993, and in 1998 he was a member of the Bayerische Akademie der Künste in Munich Schünen.

The first works of the composer are created during the war: Four songs for voice and piano in 1943, Jail for voice and orchestra in 1944. Roger Désormière and the National Orchestra create his first symphony in 1951 and the company Roland Petit ballet Le Loup in 1953. Charles Munch in Boston created The Second Symphony in 1959 and the Métaboles in 1965, one of his most frequently performed. His string quartet So the night (1977) found an outstanding success. He has written works for his wife, pianist Genevieve Joy, as well as many other great performers: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra: All a distant world (1970) it is controlled by Mislav Rostropovich. It consists on one accord in 2002 for the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, Matches in 2003 for soprano Dawn Upshaw.

The work of Henri Dutilleux has repeatedly crowned. In 1967 he was awarded the national prize for music in all of his work, in 1983 the Grand Prix International Montreux disc. In 1987, he was awarded the International Prize and the Maurice Ravel International Council of Music. He received the 1994 Praemium Imperiale from Japan for all his work and in 1998, the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards for The Shadows of Time. For this piece, he also received in 1999 the price of Cannes in the same year, the grand prize of the international music press.

In 2005, he was awarded the international Ernst von Siemens.


Cinq mélodies 
Regards sur l’infini  — Féerie au clair de lune  — Pour une amie perdue  — Chanson au bord de la mer  — Funérailles de Fantasio
texts by Anna de Noailles / Raymond Genty / Edmond Borsent  / Paul Fort  / André Bellessort
for voice & orchestra
3.2.2.2  — 4.3.3.1  — timb - 3 perc - cél - hp — strings [divided]
On hire

Danse fantastique for orchestra 
3.3.3.3  — 4.3.3.1  — timb - 4 perc - pno - cél - hp — strings
On hire

Deux sonnets Jean Cassou
for voice & orchestra – On hire
vocal score – On sale

Féerie au clair de lune 
for voice & piano – On sale

Funérailles de Fantasio
for baritone (or mezzo-soprano) & orchestra / reduction vocal score – On sale

Il n’y avait que des troncs déchirés …
extract n° 1 of « Deux Sonnets de Jean Cassou »
for voice & orchestra – On hire

J’ai rêvé que je vous portais dans mes bras…
extract n° 2 of « Deux Sonnets de Jean Cassou » 
for voice & orchestra – On hire

L’Anneau du roi
lyrical scene in 1 act, text by Élise Vollène 
for voice & orchestra – On hire
reduction vocal score – On sale

La Fille du diable
2.2.3.2.1  — 4.3.3.1  — timb - 2 perc - ondes Martenot - pno - cél - hp — strings
On hire

La Geôle
for voice & orchestra texts by Jean Cassou
3.2.2.2  — 4.3.3.1  — timb - perc - cél - hpe  — cordes [divisées] – On hire
reduction vocal score – On sale

Le Loup - ballet in one act            
for orchestra
3.2.2.2  — 2.2.2.1  — timb - perc - pno - cél - hp — 12.10.8.7.6
On hire

Le Loup – fragments symphoniques - On hire
reduction for piano – On sale

Pour une amie perdue / mezzo-soprano (or baritone) & piano – On sale 

Quatre Mélodies 
for baritone (or mezzo-soprano) & orchestra
reduction vocal score – On sale

Regards sur l’infini
vocal score – On sale

Sérénade
extrait n° 5 des « Variations sur le nom de Marguerite Long »
3.2.2.2  — 2.2.2.1  — timb - 2 perc - cél - hp — strings
On hire

Six Heures à perdre
for orchestra
2.1.2.2  — 4.3.1.1  — timb - perc - ondes Martenot - pno - hp — strings
On hire

Sonate for piano – On sale

Symphonie n° 1
for orchestra
3.3.3.3  — 4.3.3.0  — timb - 4 perc - pno - cél - hp — strings [divided] - On hire
pocket score - On sale

Trois Tableaux symphoniques
Dans la Lande - II. La Marche du destin - III. Epélogue (Mort de Cathy)
2.1.2.2.1  — 2.2.2.1  — timb - 2 perc - ondes Martenot - pno - hp — strings
On hire


Henri Dutilleux

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