Durieux, Frédéric (b. February 27, 1959, Paris). French composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed throughout the world.
Prof. Durieux studied analysis with Betsy Jolas and composition with Ivo Malec at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris from 1982–86 and earned premier prix in both subjects. He also studied analysis privately with Alain Poirier in Paris from 1981–84 and composition privately with André Boucourechliev in Paris from 1988–91.
His honors include a scholarship to the stay at the Villa Medici in Rome (1987–89) and the Prix de la Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco (2005, for Traverse 1 and Traverses 2 & 3). He has received commissions from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Ensemble Alternance, Ensemble 2e2m, Ensemble Intercontemporain/the Fondation Crédit Lyonnais, Ensemble Remix, the government of France, IRCAM, the ensemble Itinéraire, pianist Ichiro Nodaira, and Radio France, among other ensembles, organizations and soloists. He is also the subject of the book Frédéric Durieux – Les cahiers de l'IRCAM/Compositeurs d'aujourd'hui no. 7 (1995, IRCAM/Centre Georges-Pompidou).
He taught analysis as a professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris from 1990–2001 and has taught as Professeur de Composition there since 2001.
Éditions Lemoine publishes his music from 1989–93, but Éditions Jobert and RAI Trade publish all of his other music.
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COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
STAGE: 3 pour 2 (ballet music, choreography by Giuseppe Frigeni), small orchestra (17 players), 2005–06 (also concert version)
ORCHESTRAL: Macle, large orchestra (75 players), 1985–86; Seuil déployé, small orchestra (flute, alto flute, clarinet, basset horn, French horn, trumpet, trombone, harp, piano, synthesizer, 3 percussion, 3 violins, 3 violas, 3 celli), 1988–89; Là, au-delà, small orchestra (8 winds, 2 trumpets, 2 tenor-bass trombones, harp, piano, synthesizer, 3 percussion, 8 strings), 1990–91, revised 1992; Traverse 1, large orchestra (81 players), 1995; Werden – Devenir II, clarinet, small orchestra (15 players), 2001 (expanded version of Devenir); Traverses 2 & 3, large orchestra (81 players), 2002–03; 3 pour 2, small orchestra (17 players), 2005–06 (concert version of stage work); Concerto, cello, large orchestra (64 players), 2007–09
CHAMBER MUSIC: Parcours pluriel, amplified ensemble (alto flute, English horn, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, harp, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 celli, piano, 2 synthesizers, 2 percussion), live electronics, 1987; Marges I, harpsichord, percussion, 1989; Là, clarinet, 1989; Marges II, piano, ensemble (flute, clarinet, French horn, harp, violin, viola, cello, vibraphone, marimba), 1989; Marges III, oboe, ensemble (flute, clarinet, basset horn, harp, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 celli, celesta, vibraphone, marimba), 1989–90; Devenir, clarinet, computer, live electronics, 1993 (also expanded version as Werden – Devenir II; version without computer, live electronics as Initial – Devenir III, clarinet/A-clarinet/bass clarinet, 2002); Alliances, flute, clarinet, 1994; Départ (in memoriam Dominique Troncin), clarinet/A-clarinet, 1995 (also version for clarinet, violin, cello, double bass, 1999); Incidences, percussion, 1996; Études en Alternance, flute, A-clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, 2002–03; Here, not there – a tribute to Barnett Newman (Quatuor I), string quartet, live electronics, 2004–07; Alexis Gesang, cello, 2007
CHORAL: Cristal et Corps (text by Emmanuel Hocquard), 7 mixed voices, small orchestra (23 players), 1994–95; L'eau éclairée (text by Yves Bonnefoy), soprano, mixed chorus, large orchestra (78 players), 1996–98
VOCAL: Exil II (text by Yves Bonnefoy), soprano, alto, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, harp, violin, viola, cello, piano, 3 percussion, 1983, revised 1984; So schnell, zu früh (in memoriam Dominique Bagouet, text by Michael Franck), soprano, amplified small orchestra (18 players), computer, live electronics, 1993; Viridaria (text by Emmanuel Hocquard), soprano, large orchestra (62 players), 1994–
PIANO: Marges IV, 1989–92; Pour tous ceux qui tombent, 1997
ORGAN: Gemme, 1984
Seuil déployé. Mark Foster/Ensemble Forum de Lyon (Éditions Salabert: SCD 9002, 1990)
Marges III. Jean-Pierre Arnaud, oboe; Fabrice Bollon/Ensemble Alternance (Adès: 202 282, 1992)
Départ (original version). Dominique Vidal, A-clarinet (Harmonia Mundi: HM 73/Radio France: MFA 216007, 1995)
So schnell, zu früh; Devenir; Là, au-delà. Sharon Cooper, soprano; André Trouttet, clarinet; David Robertson/Ensemble Intercontemporain (Adès: 204 552, 1995)
(Last updated on March 31, 2009)