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Latest update : 2013-05-22

French composer Henri Dutilleux died Wednesday in Paris at the age of 97, his family announced. Over the course of his prolific career, he won international renown for his mostly instrumental works, which ranged from violin concertos to symphonies.

Henri Dutilleux, one of France's leading 20th century composers, died on Wednesday in Paris at the age of 97, his family announced.

The internationally renowned Dutilleux, born in Angers in 1916, was a prolific composer of predominantly instrumental works ranging from symphonies, orchestral pieces, violin concertos and piano music.

His latest work "Correspondances" -- recorded by the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen -- came out in January this year to celebrate his birthday.

Laurent Petitgirard, a classical composer and musical director of the Paris-based Colonne Orchestra, said Dutilleux was "one of the very rare contemporary composers" whose work entered the classical repertoire in his lifetime.

"His work will remain intensely present after his death," he told AFP.

(AFP)

Date created : 2013-05-22

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