Dutilleux In Memoriam

The NY Times obituary is here. I like Esa-Pekka Salonen’s comments here.

My own point of contact with Dutilleux’s music was at Marlboro Music where I had the privilege of rehearsing Les Citations, a work for oboe, harpsichord, double bass, and percussion. Oboist Rudy Vrbsky wanted to try the piece, and no keyboard player was available. Although I was there as a composer, I was asked to play the harpsichord part. It’s not his most profound piece, but the composer’s exquisite craft was still very much present.

 

 

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