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Lühl starts to compose his first music notes since his early piano lessons at age 9. Shortly afterwards, he writes work after work. Young Lühl, at that time knowing nothing about the laws of harmony, contrapoint and the like, composes entirely relying upon his intuitive creativity. His parents notice his undeniable talent and soon they start looking for a teacher who would help him to enhance his natural gift. He meets Henri Sauguet, who tells him the essential wisdom which would eventually set and root his artistic path: "Find the melody which is within you." This sentence impressed him for the rest of his life.

Later he takes lessons with Bernard de Crépy and a very spontaneous friendship is born between the two musicians. Parallel to his harmony and countrapoint studies, he studied music analyzis with rising interest and the natural young talent digs further into the great composers' masterpieces.

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Considering musical culture as a critical component to complete his artistical training, il reads a lot of of his admired predecessors' letter exchanges and correspondences in order to know more about the historical, social and philosophical contents of his ideals. His music style detaches rapidly from the traditional so-called "contemporary" atonal maelstrom and he defends the perenity of tonal music to which he identifies his creative process. In this apparently audacious undertaking he meets jealousy and violent incomprehension among his fellow colleagues, but depite these silly ethical riots his music always finds a positive echo among the audience. He continues to headstrongly follow the "melody within him" and remains faithful to his old principle: seek Beauty in Art and ignore ephemeral fashion and gimmick experimentation; this decision, coupled with his intense studies, would eventually give him solid foundations allowing him to create art of impeccable quality.

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Today, in 2014, his composition catalogue is impressive, even if he had to "delay" his opus 1 twice for technical reasons, because his realized that his first works were technically too instable and would destroy the homogeneous aspect of his entire work if left untouched. This legacy comprises an opera, seven symphonies, a Requiem, three piano concertos, symphonic poems, chamber music, and around 140 pieces for piano solo. He was reached the opus 230-mark and always puts in the reference LWV, standing for "Lühl-Werkverzeichnis" in German (opus number).

Despite the everlasting general astonishment of the people when they hear "listenable" music of present time, Lühl is now an acclaimed composer and he has earned respect and rising interest among the critics.

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