Henri Dutilleux

  • January 22, 1916 Angers (France) - May 22, 2013 Paris (France)


Henri Dutilleux began studying music at the Conservatoire of Douai. In 1933 he entered the Conservatoire de Paris, where he studied with Noël Gallon, Philippe Gaubert, Henri Busser and Maurice Emmanuel.

At the age of thirteen, in 1929, he wrote his first composition, La Fleur, after à poem by Charles-Hubert Millevoye. In 1938 he won the "Grand Prix de Rome" for the cantata L’Anneau du roi, and in 1939 he spent a few months at the Villa Medici, the Academy of France in Rome. During these years he particularly explored the works of D’Indy, Stravinsky and Roussel.

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