Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
Marion Kalter, who works with Lebrecht Music & Arts, has blogged up some of her most intimate images of the late composer right here.
Marion Kalter is a brilliant photographer and she managed to capture some wonderful photos of Dutilleux.
May he rest in peace!
The Daily Telegraph obituary did a bit of Boulez-bashing (probably well-founded for once) :
…Boulez seemed to regard (Dutilleux’ symphones) as a personal affront and, being such a forceful figure in French contemporary music, his disapproval effectively scuppered Dutilleux’s chances of making his name. “He was very brutal,” Dutilleux recalled. “When he was young, he didn’t like what I wrote, and I didn’t agree with his aesthetics at all. The problem was he had a lot more power than me.”
Repelled by Boulez’s revolutionary zeal and lack of self-doubt, Dutilleux was more or less compelled to look abroad,
……and I’m glad that he did “look abroard” M. Bootlace is intitled to his views but so is the rest of the music profession who don’t condemn M,Dutilleux’s wonderful music.
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