HENRI DUTILLEUX (1916-2013): Piano Sonata, Le Loup*, 3 Préludes. * - First Recording.
Catalogue Number: 09X043
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Lesser known works are the Préludes (1973, 1977 & 1978), pieces of concentrated atmospheres, ‘a kind of study of timbres’, in the composer’s words, and each are dedicated to a renowned pianist: No. 1 to Arthur Rubinstein, No. 2 to Claude Helffer, and No. 3 to Eugene Istomin. Dutilleux’s lively music for the 1953 ballet Le Loup (‘The Wolf’) is heard here in a première recording of the original piano solo version. Jean-Pierre Armengaud (piano).