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Re: Andre Jolivet
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2016, 04:21:13 PM »
I've got the Erato set. Good stuff.

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Re: Andre Jolivet
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2016, 06:38:29 PM »
A few pieces with at least a few other facets than the brilliant, snappy and usually good-humored and ebullient Jolivet:

Missa Uxor tua This performance of this mass is remarkable for the clean intonation of both chorus and soloists.
(complete)<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/hLC7-kYEmFU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/hLC7-kYEmFU</a>

Suite Delphique for twelve instruments, including Ondes Martenot.
...incidental music for the play Iphigenia at Delphi by Gerhart Hauptmann. 
The work is, to the requirement of the task at hand, evocative of place, moods (and hey, Greek Tragedy.)  If not a contradiction, in quick spot checking it after all these years, it still strikes me as listenable and 'fun.'
parts I - III <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/WkLmPBYRUcM" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/WkLmPBYRUcM</a>
parts IV - VI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOF5vkMq1LA
parts VII & VIII https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ni1Ceccku0


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Re: Andre Jolivet
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2016, 07:02:30 PM »
Even if he wasn't a solid composer, he should be a household name for having an ondes martenot concerto anyway :)

The entire Erato set is amazing though... Haven't heard much else besides those four discs though, tbh.

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Re: Andre Jolivet
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2016, 04:51:53 PM »
Even if he wasn't a solid composer, he should be a household name for having an ondes martenot concerto anyway :)

The entire Erato set is amazing though... Haven't heard much else besides those four discs though, tbh.

All I have is the flute/harp ASV disc with Noakes, great, and the 'Heptade' for trumpet/perc., and a bassoon piece or two, very nice. I know he's got some rought stuff too, all these are very nice and French, bracing... oh, and the famous 'Chant de...??'...

I know that Erato set... maybe someday...
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Re: Andre Jolivet FLUTE CONCERTO
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2017, 08:22:13 AM »
His FC has a streamlined, moden feel to it, like a race car riding through a haunted landscape. Best ending ever...


Almost getting the EratoBox...


Flute Sonata also one of my favs...
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Re: Andre Jolivet
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2017, 10:11:55 AM »
Jolivet is fascinating as an artist. The connection to Varese is interesting; both were interested in 'dark' and irrational aspects of the human psyche, and our repressed, forgotten, primitive  impulses, called 'the unconscious.' Their music is incantatory, as if it were a tool or metaphysical technology which could help us tap in to these mysterious regions of the being.

From WIK, we read: [Jolivet's intent as a composer throughout his career was to "give back to music its original, ancient meaning, when it was the magical, incantatory expression of the religious beliefs of human groups."]

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Re: Andre Jolivet
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2017, 07:28:20 AM »
Jolivet is fascinating as an artist. The connection to Varese is interesting; both were interested in 'dark' and irrational aspects of the human psyche, and our repressed, forgotten, primitive  impulses, called 'the unconscious.' Their music is incantatory, as if it were a tool or metaphysical technology which could help us tap in to these mysterious regions of the being.

From WIK, we read: [Jolivet's intent as a composer throughout his career was to "give back to music its original, ancient meaning, when it was the magical, incantatory expression of the religious beliefs of human groups."]

did he know Crowley? hmm.....
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Re: Andre Jolivet
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2017, 11:57:36 AM »
did he know Crowley? hmm.....
To be fair to Varese, Jolivet, and the theories of the unconscious which started with Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, and developed through Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Surrealism, Dada, Mallarme, and Abstract Expressionism, my comments are not intended to imply Satanism. That's a distortion-and-a-half; I hope you are joking.

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