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Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1, Metaboles, Les citations / Casadesus, Lille National Orchestra


Release Date: 09/14/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573746  
Composer:  Henri Dutilleux
Performer:  Cyril CiabaudMathieu PetitRomain RobineKasia Tomczak-feltrin
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Casadesus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A fiercely independent composer, Henri Dutilleux wrote music that is refined, colorful and scrupulously crafted. Symphony No 1, his first purely orchestral score, established his international reputation. Structurally unconventional- it opens, unusually, with a passacaglia- it illustrates his principle of ‘progressive growth’ through its sustained lyricism and towering, chorale-like statements. Metaboles was inspired by the virtuosity of the woodwind section of George Szell’s Cleveland Orchestra. Distinctive instrumentation for each movement allows for deep expression, jazzy rhythms and moments of irony. The enigmatic diptych Les Citations quotes from fellow composers Benjamin Britten and Jehan Alain. After over 40 years at the head of the Read more Orchestre National de Lille (ONL), of which he was the founder, Jean-Claude Casadesus enjoys an international career that has brought seasons in Germany, Russia, Japan, Latvia, and in Lille. His 30 albums with the orchestra have won critical and public acclaim and as a guest conductor he has appeared in Moscow, Singapore, Montreal, Baltimore, Seoul, St. Petersburg and Berlin. He is an enthusiastic champion of contemporary music and set up residences for composers with the Lille orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 by Henri Dutilleux
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Casadesus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; France 
2.
Métaboles by Henri Dutilleux
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Casadesus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; France 
3.
Les citations by Henri Dutilleux
Performer:  Cyril Ciabaud (Oboe), Mathieu Petit (Double Bass), Romain Robine (Percussion),
Kasia Tomczak-feltrin (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Casadesus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 

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