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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Ainsi la nuit has been played and recorded many times since it was published. There’s a tendency—it’s almost entirely intuitive—not to present the theme in its definitive state at the beginning. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. He first wrote a series of preliminary studies titled Nuits Nights[3] [8] some of which were sent dktilleux the Juilliard Quartet in If you are ainxi library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

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. These pieces, entitled Nuitshave musical material which was later used in the final version of Ainsi la nuit.


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The pitch D is emphasized in the untitled introduction, while F sharp is the most important pitch in the fourth movement, “Litanies II. 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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New World String Quartet. After making a series of sketches in which he practiced writing for string quartet, the composer sent three completed pieces to the Juilliard Quartet. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.

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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For this reason, Ainsi la nuit is often nuih with the idea of memory. The composer stated that the latter were a particularly important influence for Ainsi la nuit. French Music For String Quartet. Views Read Edit View history. Ainsi la Nuit; Webern: NoMadMusic has captured them in a near-ideal chamber acoustic: Share on facebook twitter tumblr.


In Ainsi la nuit, this is accomplished through the voices of the four string instruments. Before starting on the actual composition, Dutilleux spent some time studying the intricacies of string-playing techniques of the time.

It lasts about 18 minutes. The final version of the piece has seven movements with four “parentheses” lying in between the first five movements.

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Archived from the original on 24 November Ainsi la nuit was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation for the Juilliard Quartet. Streams Videos All Posts. 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; Pascal Dusapin: Ainsi la nuit Thus the Night is a string quartet written by the French composer Henri Dutilleux between and Composition Artist Credits Arcadiana. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Actually, the premiere was given by the Quatuor Parrenin.