From the L.A. Times:
Henri Dutilleux, the French composer whose modernist music has received international acclaim and is performed regularly by major orchestras, died Thursday in Paris. He was 97.
His death was announced by his publisher, Schott Music. No cause of death has been released.
Dutilleux is widely regarded as one of the most important composers of the 20th century. He wasn’t a prolific writer, but his style, singular voice and iconoclastic tendencies won him admirers around the world, inviting comparisons to fellow Frenchman Pierre Boulez and Olivier Messiaen — though Dutilleux and the former reportedly did not always get along. […]
• Henri Dutilleux: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Dutilleux