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Text Box: MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA BOUGHT AND SOLD

Price: $500.00

MINT CONDITION

Autographed and inscribed 4.5” x 5” presentation style photograph of the French composer, no place, no year.

For Mrs. Danick Blaschka, thanking her for taking an interest in my work……

 

Dutilleux (1916-2013) studied at the Paris Conservatoire from 1933 to 1938, winning the Prix de Rome in 1938.  His stay in Rome only lasted four months due to the War, but he held fond memories of Rome for the rest of his life.  The great French composer started out as a composition prodigy and composed throughout his life.  After the War,  he took his first position as the Director of Musical Services at Radiodiffusion Française from 1945 until 1963.  From 1961 to 1970 he was a Professor at the École Normale de Musique. He did not teach at the Conservatoire until 1970 and that was for only one year; thereafter he was a full-time composer.  A remarkable achievement when a composer can stop earning a living outside of composition and attests to the importance of his work as a composer and his ability to earn commissions.  The commissions came from important sources, Charles Munch, Paul Sacher, Seiji Ozawa, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pierre Boulez, the Koussevitszky Foundation, The Cleveland Orchestra, Radio France, Renee Fleming,  the Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre Pasdeloup and the Concerts du Conservatoire are a mere fraction of the commissions he received in his lifetime.

 

Dutilleux who started composing as a child did not feel his work hit maturity until 1946 with the release of his 1st piano sonata.  He gravitated to writing his first full symphony in 1951 and did not complete his second until 1959.  That said, Dutilleux composed in a wide array of formats, from concertos to string quartets, from solo instrumental and vocal works to ballet and film music.  He certainly was the most important classical composer in France during the second half of the 20th Century and composed until his death at the age of 97. 

 

Dutilleux autographed photographs have always been difficult to find.


 

HENRI DUTILLEUX - COMPOSER
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