MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autograph signed " Henri Dutilleux ", Sonate pour hautbois et piano,1947 ; 46 pagesin fol. under title.
Manuscript of the Sonata for Oboe and Piano, which has become an essential part of theoboe repertoire.
Composed at the request of Claude Delvincourt, director of the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris, who wanted both to encourage young composers to "delve into the technique of the instruments", and to encourage students to work on new scores and overcome technical difficulties, this Sonata for oboe and piano was used as a competition piece for the oboe at the Conservatoire's competitions in 1947; it is dedicated to Pierre BAJEUX (1899-1961), oboe professor at the Conservatoire; it was published in 1947
by Costallat Editions.
The manuscript, in black ink on 22-line bifeuillets, presents corrections and scrapings; the original title of Sonatine has been changed to Sonate. It consists of
Scherzo (11 pages), with an important passage crossed out and redrawn
Final (first entitled Rondo), marked Rather Going (11 pages), signed and dated at the end "22 April
"The Aria is a gentle melody whose regular pulse and calm, even playing lull our listening for a long time. The first two parts of the Aria, the second being rhythmically more