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André Jolivet: music, art and literature

Rae, Caroline ORCID:, ed. 2018. André Jolivet: music, art and literature. Music and Literature, London: Routledge. 10.4324/9780429429255

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This first book in English on the French composer André Jolivet (1905–1974) investigates his music, life and influence. A pupil of Varèse and colleague of Messiaen in La Jeune France, Jolivet is a major figure in French music of the twentieth century. His music combines innovative language with spirituality, summarised in his self-declared axiom to ‘restore music’s ancient original meaning when it was the magic and incantatory expression of the sacred in human communities’. The book’s contextual introduction is followed by contributions, edited by Caroline Rae, from leading international scholars including the composer’s daughter Christine Jolivet-Erlih. These assess Jolivet’s output and activities from the 1920s through to his last works, exploring creative process, aesthetic, his relationship with the exotic and influences from literature. They also examine, for the first time, the significance of Jolivet’s involvement with the visual arts and his activities as conductor, teacher and critic. A chronology of Jolivet’s life and works with details of first performances provides valuable overview and reference. This fascinating and comprehensive volume is an indispensable source for research into French music and culture of the twentieth century.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Uncontrolled Keywords: Twentieth century French music
Additional Information: Contents Caroline Rae, 'Chronology of Jolivet's Life and Works', pp. xxii-xxxix Caroline Rae, 'Introduction: Jolivet in Context', pp. 1-12 Part One - Style and Process Julian Anderson, 'Jolivet and the Style incantatoire: Aspects of a Hybrid Tradition', pp. 15-40 Catherine Massip, 'Inside the Composer's Workshop: Jolivet's Manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de France', pp. 41-67 (trans. from the original French by Caroline Rae) Deborah Mawer, 'Jolivet's Early Music Theory and its Practice in the Cinq danses rituelles (1939)', pp.68-84. Lucie Kayas, 'Épithalame: A Case Study for Voices', pp. 85-103 Part Two - Influences Caroline Rae, 'Jolivet and the Visual Arts: Interactions and Influences', pp. 107-131 Christine Jolivet-Erlih and Catherine Massip, 'An Exploration of Jolivet's Vocal Works', pp.132-158 (trans. from the original French by Caroline Rae) Caroline Potter, 'The Anxiety of Exoticism: André Jolivet's Relationship with Non-Western Musics', pp.159-172 Yves Balmer, Thomas Lacôte and Christopher Brent Murray, 'Jolivet Revisited: Messiaen's Borrowings from the Works of the 1930s', pp.173-193 Caroline Rae, 'Sourcing Jolivet's Compositional Aesthetic: Literary Influences and his Library', pp. 194-213 Part Three - Activities Christine Jolivet-Erlih, 'Jolivet and the USSR', pp.217-251 (trans. from the original French by Caroline Rae) Nigel Simeone, 'Jolivet as Critic: A Mirror of Music during the Occupation', pp.252-267 Pascal Terrien, 'Jolivet as Teacher: Programme, Method and Philosophy', pp.268-285 (trans. from the (original French by Caroline Rae) Jean-Claire Vançon, 'Jolivet and the Function of Performance', pp, 286-308 (trans. from the original French by Caroline Rae). Copyright Year 2019
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781472442956
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 09:18

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