22. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Losses

Henri Dutilleux, one of France’s leading modern composers, has died in Paris aged 97, his family has confirmed.

Born in Angers in 1916, he was a prolific composer of predominantly instrumental works, including symphonies and orchestral pieces.

His latest work, Correspondances, was recorded for the first time in January this year to celebrate his birthday.

Radio 3’s Tom Service said he composed music of “amazing sensual power”.

“Dutilleux’s exquisite catalogue of pieces is becoming, rightly, ever more popular with performers and listeners all over the world,” he added.

RTWT

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