Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation, Henri Dutilleux’s quartet Ainsi la Nuit was dedicated to the memory of one of the composer’s friends, Ernest. This entry was posted in Media, Video Programme Notes and tagged Ainsi La Nuit, Henri Dutilleux, Video Programme Note by AaronHNahum. Time was that Ravel’s String Quartet went with Debussy’s on disc the way Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto went with Bruch’s. The Belcea Quartet’s debut.

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Dutilleux ‘s “fan-shaped” writing can best be described through a piano composition in which the placement of the pianist’s fingers create a mirror image between the hands.

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It lasts about 18 minutes. Actually, the premiere was given by the Nuiy Parrenin. Ainsi la nuit; Pascal Dusapin: Introspection Late Night Partying. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

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The final version of the piece has seven movements with four “parentheses” lying in between the first five movements. The composer has stated that Webern ‘s Six Bagatelles were most beneficial in helping him get up to date. Ignore the cover photo that makes them look like a bunch of nightclub bouncers and indulge the faintly loopy Franglais booklet-notes.


This may perhaps show the influence of literature, of Proust and his notions about memory.

Dutilleux: Ainsi la Nuit

Ainsi la nuit displays progressive growtha technique frequently used by Dutilleux, through which musical motifs can dufilleux recall music that was heard in earlier sections or hint at music that will be fully developed in later movements.

He had not attempted to write a work for string quartet since his days as a student at the Paris Conservatoire.

Archived from the original on 24 November Many of the characteristics of Dutilleux ‘s later works are displayed aknsi Ainsi la nuit, including “fan-shaped” writing, the outlining of a tonal triad in a seemingly atonal work, and a similarity of some melodies to the modality of Gregorian chant.

The composer stated that the latter were a particularly important influence for Ainsi la nuit. Jazz L New Age. Ainsi la nuit has been played and recorded many times since it was published. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. It is considered one of the most important works in the genre [3] [4] [5] and has been called “one of the treasures of the 20th century quartet repertoire”.

NoMadMusic has captured them in a near-ideal anisi acoustic: Ainsi la Nuit; Webern: AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Other techniques that are typical of Dutilleux can be found in the work dutilleyx as fan-shaped phrases, a modal quality reminiscent of Gregorian chant as well as the highlighting of tonal triads in an atonal context.


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Ainsi la nuit was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation for the Juilliard Quartet. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world dutiloeux classical music. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Ainsi la nuit Sonatine for Flute and Piano. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. And the interpretations are charged with a real sense of fantasy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Henri Dutilleux ‘s work for string quartet, Ainsi la nuit was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation and was intended for performance by the Juilliard Quartet. Gramophone products and those of specially nit partners from the world of music. Before starting on the actual composition, Dutilleux spent some time studying the intricacies of string-playing techniques of the time.

For this reason, Ainsi la nuit is often associated with the idea of memory. These pieces, entitled Nuitshave musical material which was later used in the final version of Ainsi la nuit. French Music For String Quartet. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Skip to main content. Streams Videos All Posts.

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