||Dialogues dans l'Ombre
||Dialogues with Shadows
||Besset, Julian Raoul
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
||2 volumes, 6 movements in each
- 1. Soliloque / Soliloquy
- 2. Chevauchements de Discours / Snatches of Conversations
- 3. Echanges
- 4. Babillages / Chatterbox
- 5. Reassertions
- 6. Voix Claudiquantes / Limping Voices
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
The title - or rather double title (the French and the English one do not signify the same thing) given to this work is, one might say, an epical amplification of the term Monologues, and has nothing whatsoever to do, musically or otherwise, with Boulez's Dialogues de l'ombre double (which incidentally was performed in memoriam at St Sulpice 01.14.2016). It simply refers to the composer's dogged attachment to his solitary organistical musings.