Henri Dutilleux: Music- Mystery and Memory: Interviews with Claude Glayman

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In the late 1990s, the journalist Claude Glayman carried out a series of interviews with the French composer Dutilleux, which were published in French in 1997. This volume presents the interviews for English readers, translated by Nichols, a specialist in French music and translator. The topics of the conversation are noted in headers listed in the table of contents and include Geviève Joy, the performance of Pelléas in September 1940, Jean Cassou, "Le Double" via Münch, Malraux's support for music, and the composer's nocturnes. Dutilleux's thoughts on a large number of contemporary and historic composers are a predominant feature. A name index, bibliography, discography, and list of works are included. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754608998
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/6/2003
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

The portrait of Chopin 3
An anxious child 8
Of bells and belfries 10
Paris. The Conservatoire - 'Artists' Entrance' 11
'In the style of ...' 14
Interlude at the Villa Medici 17
From the Occupation to the Liberation - in search of an aesthetic 19
Genevieve Joy 23
Pelleas in September 1940 25
With Gremillon, Fano and Pialat 27
Opus 1 28
The ORTF - the First Symphony 33
Serialism: historical necessity or terrorism? 37
Desormiere, Munch, Ansermet 40
Les Ballets de Paris - Le Loup 42
On Jean Cassou 45
'Le Double', via Munch 49
Memory, not leitmotif 52
Malraux's support for music 54
Metaboles for George Szell 57
May 1968 61
Tout un monde lointain 62
On the name 'Sacher' 67
Aren't the notes enough? 70
Nocturnes - Timbres, Espace, Mouvement 72
Ainsi la nuit - the economy of the string quartet 74
Mystere de l'instant 78
Festivals 82
L'arbre des songes 84
Le Jeu des contraires and subsequent works 86
Twenty-four strings and a cimbalom 90
Against the tide or unclassifiable? 92
Science and music 96
French music and the outside world 97
Hedonism 103
Living by composing 105
The Ile Saint-Louis 106
The star system - artistic fetishism 108
From Sarah Vaughan to Cathy Berberian 109
The voice, at last? 111
Eighty years old - Tanglewood 114
Competitions for 2000? 117
Reworkings 118
Piano problems 121
On the borders of music 121
An individual style 123
New music or innovative music? 126
For the Boston Orchestra and Ozawa 129
On mystery 130
Notes 134
List of works 136
Discography 139
Bibliography 145
Index of names 151
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