Henri Dutilleux, one of the most influential and respected composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, has died in Paris aged 97. A prolific composer of mainly instrumental works, Dutilleux received international acclaim in 1951 with his Symphony No.1, the first of two symphonies. He also composed chamber music, concertos and ballet music that show the influence of his predecessors Debussy and Ravel. Dutilleux continued to compose until very late in his life, with a world premiere as recently as January 2013. His reputation with performers and audiences has grown even greater overseas than in his native France.
This year we are celebrating with three of our composers: Diana Burrell turns 65, Edward Cowie 70 and Stephen Montague also celebrates his 70th birthday. Please see our Performance Diary and Latest News page for details of concerts including works by these and other composers published or represented in the UK by UMP.
FRANCIS POULENC (1899 - 1963)
2013 is the 50th anniversary of the death of Francis Poulenc. A complete list of works on sale from UMP can be viewed here.
The ABRSM has launched NEW PIANO AND BRASS SYLLABUSES effective from 2013. A complete and up to date list of ABRSM & Trinity/Guildhall Syllabus titles available on sale from UMP can be viewed here.
UMP is pleased to announce that they are the exclusive UK distributor for
EDITIONS CONSONANCES, FRANCE.
A complete list of works available can be viewed here.