Charles Dutoit

Composers

Biography

Born: October 7, 1936  
One of the world's foremost conductors, Charles Dutoit is especially noted for his performances of French, Russian, and twentieth century music. Dutoit began his studies at the Lausanne Conservatory (violin, piano, and orchestral conducting), and later continued in Geneva. In 1958 he received his diploma in conducting and went to Alceo Galliera at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. In 1959 he took additional training in orchestral Read more conducting in Tanglewood. From 1957 to 1959 Dutoit worked as a violist in Europe and South America before returning to Switzerland to conduct. In 1959 he was appointed as a guest conductor of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. From 1964 to 1966 he worked as a conductor for Radio Zurich, and from 1965-1967 he conducted ballet at the Vienna Opera. He succeeded Paul Kletzki as the head of the Bern Symphony Orchestra (1968-1978). In addition to his work in Bern, he directed the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico from 1973 to 1975, and the Symphony Orchestra of Göteborg from 1975 to 1978. In 1977 Dutoit obtained the major appointment of his career: music director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He quickly elevated the Montreal to international acclaim. He notably improved the orchestra's scheduling of Classical-era works, particularly the symphonies of Haydn. He is also noted for the championing of new Canadian music. Dutoit has been the artistic director and principal conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra's concert series at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, and has also directed the orchestra's summer series at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia. In 1990, Dutoit became music director of the Orchestre National de France. Since September 1996, he has been the principal conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo and as of September 1998, also their music director. In April 2002, Dutoit resigned his position with Montreal Symphony.

While in Montreal, Dutoit established an impressive legacy of recordings that won over 40 national and international awards including the Grand Prix du Président de la République (France), the High Fidelity International Record Critics' Award, the Amsterdam Edison Award, the Japan Record Academy Award, the German Music Critics' Award, as well as numerous Juno awards. Dutoit and the Montreal received their first Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Opera Recording of Berlioz's Les Troyens and more recently, a second Grammy for their 1999 recording of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto Nos. 1 and No. 3, and Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Martha Argerich (Dutoit's former wife). The Montreal and Dutoit also recently won a Juno Award for their recording of Respighi's La Boutique Fantasque and Impressioni brasiliane.



Between 1981 and 2001, Dutoit and the Montreal undertook significant tours of Europe, the Far East, South America and the United States. Dutoit has conducted all the major orchestras of the world including those in Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin and Munich Philharmonics, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Since his operatic debut at Covent Garden in 1983, he has conducted the Metropolitan Opera and at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. Dutoit has received numerous awards and distinctions including honorary doctorates from McGill University, the Université de Montréal, and the Université Laval. In 1982 Dutoit was named Musician of the Year by the Canadian Music Council, and in 1988 he received the Canadian Music Council Medal in recognition of his contribution to music in Canada. Also in 1988, the French government made Dutoit an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 1996, he was promoted to Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Read less
Fete a la Francaise / Dutoit, Montreal
Release Date: 10/17/2011   Label: Decca  
Catalog: 421527   Number of Discs: 1
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Chausson: Poeme, Symphony / Dutoit, Juillet, Le Roux
Release Date: 05/09/2000   Label: Decca  
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Composers

Biography

Born: October 7, 1936  
One of the world's foremost conductors, Charles Dutoit is especially noted for his performances of French, Russian, and twentieth century music. Dutoit began his studies at the Lausanne Conservatory (violin, piano, and orchestral conducting), and later continued in Geneva. In 1958 he received his diploma in conducting and went to Alceo Galliera at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. In 1959 he took additional training in orchestral Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Andante - Allegro
2. Tema con variazione
3. Allegro ma non troppo
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - for Piano Duet - 1. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - for Piano Duet - 2. Petit Poucet
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - for Piano Duet - 3. Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - for Piano Duet - 4. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - for Piano Duet - 5. Le jardin féerique
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - Arr. 2 Pianos by Ravel - 1. Prélude à la nuit
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - Arr. 2 Pianos by Ravel - 2. Malagueña
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - Arr. 2 Pianos by Ravel - 3. Habanera
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - Arr. 2 Pianos by Ravel - 4. Feria
Debussy: La Mer, L.109 - 1. From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea (De l'aube à midi sur la mer)
Debussy: La Mer, L.109 - 2. Play of the Waves (Jeux de vagues)
Debussy: La Mer, L.109 - 3. Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
Debussy: Nocturnes - orchestral version - 1. Nuages
Debussy: Nocturnes - orchestral version - 2. Fêtes
Debussy: Nocturnes - orchestral version, L.91 - 3. Sirènes
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 1. Allegro molto appassionato
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 2. Andante
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 3. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
1a. Adagio - Allegro moderato -
1b. Poco adagio
2a. Allegro moderato - Presto - Allegro moderato
2b. Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegro
1. Andante sostenuto
2. Allegro scherzando
3. Presto
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 1. Allegro con spirito
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 2. Adagio
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 3. Allegro gentile
Falla: El sombrero de tres picos - Part 2 - Dance of the neighbours
Falla: El sombrero de tres picos - Part 2 - The miller's dance
Falla: El sombrero de tres picos - Part 2 - Final dance
Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra - 1. Villano y Ricercare (Adagietto - Andante moderato)
Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra - 2. Españoleta y Fanfare de la Caballería de Nápoles (Adagio - Allegretto molto ritmico)
Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra - 3. Danza de las hachas (Allegro con brio)
Rodrigo: Fantasía para un gentilhombre for Guitar and Small Orchestra - 4. Canario (Allegro ma non troppo)
1. Nuages
2. Fêtes
3. Sirènes
1. From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea (De l'aube à midi sur la mer)
2. Play of the Waves (Jeux de vagues)
3. Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
No.1 Choeur de la populace troyenne: "Ha! Ha! Après dix ans"
No.2 Récitatif et air: "Les Grecs ont disparu" - "Malheureux roi!"
"Chorèbe..." - No.3 Duo: "C'est lui!" - "Quitte-nous dès ce soir"
Reviens à toi, vierge adorée
Signes trompeurs! . . . Quitte-nous dès ce soir
No.4 Marche et hymne: "Dieux protecteurs"
No.5 Combat de ceste - Pas de lutteurs
No.6 Pantomime: "Andromaque et son fils!"
Un traître, un espion!
No.7 Narration: "Du peuple et des soldats"
No.8 Ottetto et double choeur: "Châtiment effroyable!"
No.9 Récitatif et choeur: "Que la déesse" - "A cet objet sacré"
No.10 Air: "Non, je ne verrai pas"
Du roi des dieux, ô fille aimée
Introduction
No.12 Scène et récitatif: Introduction - "O lumière de Troie!" - "Ah!... fuis, fils de Vénus"
No.13 Récitatif et choeur: "Quelle espérance" - "Le salut des vaincus"
No.14 Choeur-prière: "Ah! Puissante Cybèle"
No.15 Récitatif et choeur: "Tous ne périront pas" - "O digne soeur d'Hector"
No.16 Final: "Complices de sa gloire" - "Le trésor! le trésor!"
Cassandre, avec toi nous mourrons!
Prélude - Les Troyens à Carthage
No.17 Choeur: "De Carthage les cieux"
No.18 Chant national: "Gloire à Didon"
No.19 Récitatif et air: "Nous avons vu finir" - "Chers Tyriens"
No.20 Entrée des constructeurs
No.21 Entrée des matelots
No.22 Entrée des laboureurs
Peuple! Tous les honneurs
Les chants joyeux
Sa voix fait naître dans mon sein
No.25 Récitatif et air: "Echappés à grand peine" - "Errante sur les mers"
No.26 Marche troyenne dans le mode triste - "J'éprouve une soudaine et vive impatience"
No.27 Récitatif: "Auguste reine, un peuple"
No.28 Final: "J'ose à peine annoncer" - "Annonce à nos Troyens" - "Des armes! des armes!"
Annonce à nos Troyens l'entreprise nouvelle
No.29 Chasse royale et orage - Pantomime
No.30 Récitatif: "Dites Narbal, qui cause"
No.31 Air et duo: "De quel revers" - "Vaine terreur!"
No.32 Marche pour l'entrée de la reine
No.33 Ballet: a) Pas des almées
No.33 Ballet: b) Danse des esclaves
No.33 Ballet: c) Pas d'esclaves nubiennes
No.34 Scène et chant d'Iopas: "Assez, ma soeur" - "O blonde Cérès"
No.35 Récitatif et quintette: "Pardonne, Iopas" - "O pudeur!"
No.36 Récitatif et septuor: "Mais bannissons" - "Tout n'est que paix"
No.37 Duo: "Nuit d'ivresse et d'extase"
No.38 Chanson d'Hylas: "Vallon sonore"
No.39 Récitatif et choeur: "Préparez tout" - "Chaque jour voit grandir la colère"
No.40 Duo: "Par Bacchus! ils sont fous"
No.41 Récitatif mesuré et air: "Inutiles regrets" - "Ah! quand viendra"
Ah! quand viendra l'instant des suprêmes adieux
No.42 Scène: "Enée!..."
No.43 Scène et choeur: "Debout, Troyens" - "Alerte!"
No.44 Duo et choeur: "Errante sur tes pas" - "Italie!"
No.45 Scène: "Va, ma soeur, l'implorer"
No.46 Scène: "En mer, voyez!" - "Dieux immortels!"
No.47: "Ah! Ah! Je vais mourir"
No.48 Air: "Adieu, fière cité"
No.49 Cérémonie funèbre: "Dieux de l'oubli" - "S'il faut enfin qu' Enée"
No.50 Scène: "Pluton... semble m'être propice"
No.51 Choeur: "Ah! au secours!" - No.52 Imprécation: "Rome... Rome.. immortelle"
"Je ne pourrai plus sortir"
"Pourquoi pleures-tu?"
Je suis perdu aussi
"Voici ce qu'il écrit à son frère"
"Qu'en dites-vous?"
Interlude
"Il fait sombre"
"Hoé! Hisse hoé!"
"Vous ne savez pas où je vous ai menée"
"C'est au bord d'une fontaine"
Interlude
"Ah, ah, tout va bien"
"Voyons, donne-moi ta main"
Interlude
"Oui, c'est ici, nous y sommes"
"Mes longs cheveux descendent"
"Je les tiens dans les mains"
"Que faites-vous ici?"
"Prenez garde! Par ici"
"Ah, je respire enfin"
Interlude
"Viens, nous allons nous asseoir ici"
"S'ils s'embrassent, petit père?"
"Où vas-tu?"
"Maintenant que le Père de Pelléas"
"Pelléas part ce soir"
"Ne mettez pas ainsi votre main à la gorge"
Interlude
"Oh! Cette pierre est lourde"
"C'est le dernier soir"
Nous sommes venus ici il y a bien longtemps
"On dirait que ta voix"
"Quel est ce bruit?"
"Ce n'est pas de cette petite blessure"
"Attention, je crois qu'elle s'éveille"
"Mélisande, as-tu pitié de moi?"
Non, non, nous n'avons pas été coupables
"Qu'avez-vous fait?"
"Qu'y a-t-il?"
"Attention... attention!"
Introduction
Kashchei's enchanted garden
Appearance of the Firebird pursued by Ivan Tsarevich
Dance of the Firebird
Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird
Supplication of the Firebird
Game of the Princesses with the golden apples
Sudden appearance of Ivan Tsarevich
Round dance of the Princesses
Daybreak
Magic carillon, appearance of Kashchei's guardian monsters and capture of Ivan Tsarevich
Dance of Kashchei's retinue under the spell of the Firebird
Infernal dance of all Kashchei's subject's
Lullaby of the Firebird
Collapse of Kashchei's palace and dissolution of all enchantments - Reanimation of the petrified prisoners - General rejoicing
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants, Op.22 - Petite Suite for Orchestra - 1. Marche: Trompette et tambour
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants, Op.22 - Petite Suite for Orchestra - 2. Berceuse: La Poupée
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants, Op.22 - Petite Suite for Orchestra - 3. Impromptu: La toupie
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants, Op.22 - Petite Suite for Orchestra - 4. Duo: Petit mari, petite femme
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants, Op.22 - Petite Suite for Orchestra - 5. Galop: Le bal
Ibert: Divertissement - 1. Introduction
Ibert: Divertissement - 2. Cortège
Ibert: Divertissement - 3. Nocturne
Ibert: Divertissement - 4. Valse
Ibert: Divertissement - 5. Parade
Ibert: Divertissement - 6. Finale
Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11: I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11: II. Romanze (Larghetto)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11: III. Rondo (Vivace)
Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op.21: I. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: III. Allegro vivace
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: I. Allegro brioso
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: II. Andante assai
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: III. Allegro scherzando
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: I. Allegretto
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: II. Adagio religioso -[poco più mosso] - tempo I
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: III. Allegro vivace - [presto]
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op.26: I. Andante - Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op.26: II. Tema (Andantino) & Variations
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op.26: III. Allegro ma non troppo - meno mosso - Allegro
1. Allegro maestoso
2a. Quasi adagio
3. Allegretto vivace
4. Allegro marziale animato
1. Adagio sostenuto assai - Allegro agitato assai
2. Allegro moderato
3. Allegro deciso - Marziale un poco meno allegro
4. Allegro animato
1. Molto allegro con fuoco
2. Andante
3. Presto
1. Allegro appassionato
2. Adagio. Molto sostenuto
3. Finale. Presto scherzando
1. Lento
2. Allegro
1. Presto leggiero
2a. Lent
2b. Allegretto/Trio
3. Rondeau (Allegretto)
1. Allegramente
2. Adagio assai
3. Presto
1. Allegro affettuoso
2. Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso)
3. Allegro vivace
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 3. Allegro con fuoco
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 3. Allegro con fuoco
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Promenade - The Gnome
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Promenade - The Old Castle
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Promenade - Tuileries
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Bydlo - Promenade
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Ballet Of The Chickens In Their Shells
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - The Market-Place At Limoges
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - Catacombae - Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - The Hut On Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel - The Great Gate Of Kiev
Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Version 1911 - Scene 4 - The Shrovetide Fair
Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Version 1911 - Scene 2 - In Petrushka's Room
Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Version 1911 - Scene 3 - In the Moor's Room
Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Version 1911 - Scene 4 - The Shrovetide Fair (evening)
Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol) - Introduction
Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol) - The Mechanical Nightingale's Game
Stravinsky: 4 Etudes for Orchestra - Danse
Stravinsky: 4 Etudes for Orchestra - Excentrique
Stravinsky: 4 Etudes for Orchestra - Cantique
Stravinsky: 4 Etudes for Orchestra - Madrid
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 - 1. Introduzione (Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 - 2. Giuoco della coppie (Allegretto scherzando)
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 - 3. Elegia (Andante, non troppo)
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 - 4. Intermezzo interrotto (Allegretto)
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 - 5. Finale (Pesante - Presto)
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106 - 1. Andante tranquillo
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106 - 2. Allegro
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106 - 3. Adagio
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106 - 4. Allegro molto
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: I. Allegro brioso
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: II. Andante assai
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op.10: III. Allegro scherzando
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: I. Allegretto
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: II. Adagio religioso -[poco più mosso] - tempo I
Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz.119: III. Allegro vivace - [presto]
Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony" - 1. Allegro
Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony" - 2. Larghetto
Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony" - 3. Gavotta (Non troppo allegro)
Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony" - 4. Finale (Vivace)
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100 - 1. Andante
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100 - 2. Allegro marcato
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100 - 3. Adagio
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100 - 4. Allegro giocoso


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