Les Citations by Henri Dutilleux is a diptych for Oboe, Harpsichord, Double Bass and Drums. Composed in 1985 for the Aldeburgh Festival, this diptych is composed of two pieces: I. For Aldeburgh 85 and II. From Janequin to Jehan Alain.
Very enigmatic, this piece is very difficult to play and requires a very good level of theory. It is, however, perfect for concerts or recitals.
The third section which was later added to this piece is not part of this book, which only contains the scores for the first and second part, for each instrument.
Henri Dutilleux was internationally acclaimed for his work winning prizes such as the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society and the UNESCO's International Rostrum of Composers, amongst many others. His work also includes a Piano sonata, two symphonies, the Cello concerto 'Tout un monde lointain' (A whole distant world), the Violin concerto 'L'arbre des songes' (The tree of dreams) and the string quartet 'Ainsi la nuit' (Thus the night).