Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Henri Dutilleux, “plated” by the City of Paris – The World

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Henri Dutilleux in Paris, January 22, 2013, the day of his ninety-seventh birthday, a few months before his death on May 22, 2013.

Since Monday, March 16, a petition circulating on social networks to defend the composer Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) against accusations of collaborationism, carried on the occasion of a commemorative plaque request. Christophe Girard, mayor (PS) of 4 th district of Paris, is the target of Internet users. Opened by a local blogger (independent of the 4 th , affiliated recently in European centrist Democratic Force), which has posted Saturday, March 7 a long post on the subject, Pandora’s Box Digital exudes hints policies that do not new.

In November 2013, Jean-Pierre Plonquet (UDI candidate in municipal 4 th arrondissement of Paris) militates for an evening of tribute to Henri Dutilleux and, in agreement with the family wishes that we put a plaque at the home of the composer, 12, rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile. Christophe Girard, the eventual winner (several voice) municipal, adheres to the project, both for the tribute concert for the laying of the plate. Under the procedure, the City of Paris History Committee is seized of the request and, on 21 July 2014, gives an opinion under the authority of its president, Danielle Tartakowsky.

“This tribute is justified “

” I want to note the facts of collaboration with the Vichy regime , says she at first. Henri Dutilleux, while head singing the Paris Opera … has composed the music of the propaganda film Forces on stage ( 1942).


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