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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For this reason, Ainsi la nuit is often associated with the idea of memory. Debussy, Ravel and Dutilleux.

Dutilleux: Ainsi la Nuit

Ainsi la Nuit; Philip Glass: The composer stated that the latter were a particularly important influence for Ainsi la nuit. Archived from the original on 24 November Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

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French Music For String Quartet. Skip to main xinsi. This is also true in Ainsi la nuit, as a D major triad is outlined with each successive pitch being centered upon in a separate movement. Dutilleux completed Ainsi la nuit in and the work was premiered on January 6,in Paris, but not by the Juilliard Quartet.

The quiet, searching interplay of the inner parts, the delicate suggestion of a waltz rhythm, the tangy bite of pizzicato violin — this is an ensemble that matches a vast range of tonal colour to a sensitive and vivid musical imagination. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.


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If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an niit subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Ainsi la Nuit; Webern: Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Many of the characteristics of Dutilleux ‘s later works are displayed in Ainsi la aihsi, 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.

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.

An Introduction to Ainsi la Nuit by Henri Dutilleux

Streams Videos All Posts. He had not attempted to write a work for string dutillexu since his days as a student at the Paris Conservatoire.

These pieces, entitled Nuitshave musical material which was later used in the final version of Ainsi la nuit. This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat It has also been discovered that in some of Dutilleux ‘s later works, a tonal triad is outlined over the course of the piece by an emphasis on individual pitches. The composer has stated that Webern ‘s Six Bagatelles were most beneficial in helping him get up to date. Ainsi la nuit; Pascal Dusapin: Ainsi la nuit Sonatine for Flute and Piano.

Correspondances Deux sonnets de Jean Cassou Le temps l’horloge. Dutilleux did not like to leave the individual movements of his works untitled. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Genre Chamber Music Classical.

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The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Ainsi la nuit has been played and recorded many times since it was published. And the interpretations are charged with a real sense of fantasy.

Ignore the dutileux photo that makes them look like a bunch of nightclub bouncers and indulge the faintly loopy Franglais booklet-notes.

Intimate Letters; Henri Dutilleux: It is dedicated “to the memory of Ernest Sussman and in homage to Olga Koussevitzky”. He first wrote a series of preliminary studies titled Nuits Nights[3] [8] some of which were sent to the Juilliard Quartet in Ainsi la nuit displays progressive growtha technique frequently used by Dutilleux, through which musical motifs can both recall music that was heard in earlier sections or hint at music that will be fully developed in later movements.

It lasts about 18 minutes. 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”.

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Jazz Latin New Age. Many of Dutilleux ‘s pieces from the same period as Ainsi la nuit also make use of “fan-shaped” writing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. NoMadMusic ainxi captured them in a near-ideal chamber acoustic: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.