HENRI DUTILLEUX (b.1916): Sonata, 3 Préludes, Au gré des ondes, Bergerie, Blackbird, Tous les chemins... mènent à Rome, Résonances, Petit air à dormir debout, Mini-prélude en éventail.
Catalogue Number: 02I071
Description: Dutilleux's complete works for solo piano are contained in these 61 minutes. The sonata is well-known by now but the Préludes (1973, 1977, 1988) form a useful microcosm of the composer's formal and expressive concerns over four decades while Au gré (1946) will startle anyone who thinks of Dutilleux as an academic, "cerebral" composer: these six short pieces were composed as musical interludes between programs for Radio France. The remaining miniatures were occasional or functional pieces which still show the composer's fastidious craftsmanship no matter the occasion. John Chen (piano).