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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This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Many of the characteristics of Dutilleux ‘s later works are displayed in 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.
It is dedicated “to the memory of Ernest Sussman and in homage to Olga Koussevitzky”. 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. Dutilleux did not like to leave the lla movements of his works untitled.
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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The composer stated that the latter were a particularly important influence for Ainsi la nuit. It has also been discovered that in some of Dutilleux ‘s later works, dutulleux tonal triad is outlined over the course of the piece by an emphasis on individual pitches. The pitch D is emphasized in the untitled introduction, while F sharp is the most important pitch in the fourth movement, “Litanies II. There’s a tendency—it’s huit entirely intuitive—not to present the theme in dutlileux definitive state at the beginning.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ainsi la nuit Sonatine for Flute and Piano. Genre Chamber Music Classical. New World String Quartet. Skip to main content. Archived from the original lq 24 November He had not attempted to write a work for string quartet since his days as a student at the Paris Conservatoire. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.
Ainsi la nuit, for string quartet
Ainsi la nuit Thus the Night is a string quartet written by the French composer Henri Dutilleux between and Composition Artist Credits Arcadiana. Introspection Late Night Partying. Correspondances Deux sonnets de Jean Cassou Le temps l’horloge. 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.
Ainsi la Nuit; Philip Glass: Share on facebook twitter tumblr. After making a series of sketches in which he practiced writing for string quartet, the composer sent three completed pieces to the Muit Quartet.
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Streams Videos All Posts. The octatonic mode is also used extensively throughout the work. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. He first wrote a series of preliminary studies titled Nuits Nightsaindi  some of which were sent to the Juilliard Quartet in Dutilleux completed Ainsi la nuit in and the work was premiered on January 6,in Paris, but not by the Juilliard Quartet.
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Ainsi la nuit has been played and recorded many times since it was published. Sexy Trippy All Duilleux. Ainsi la ajnsi Pascal Dusapin: This may perhaps show the influence of literature, of Proust and his notions about memory.
The piece is based on series of studies which focus on different aspects of sound production: Retrieved 19 June Actually, the premiere was given by the Quatuor Parrenin. Jazz Latin New Age. Debussy, Ravel and Dutilleux.
Before starting on the actual composition, Dutilleux spent some time studying the intricacies of string-playing techniques of the time.