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Pascal Dusapin, composer

One of classical's most distinctive voices shares his thoughts on opera, language, form, and much more

1 hr 12 min / Published

"I never start," says Pascal Dusapin of his composing process, "and I never finish—I continue." The brilliant composer—one of the most acclaimed and widely performed of our day—talks with Gramophone's James Jolly about the discipline of great artists, the place of art and music in a war-torn world, his love of opera and the enduring relevance of myths on the opera stage, why French is less musical than English or German, his private music room at home, the beauty of the string quartet as a form, his seven-movement symphony that took twenty years to write (and still may not be finished), and much more…

Presented with the generous support of Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet.

  • Dusapin
  • composer
  • musicmaker
  • musicmakers
  • medici
  • medici.tv
  • music
  • classical music
  • james jolly
  • Gramophones
  • penthesilea
  • medee
  • opera
  • french
  • artist
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