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Jolivet’s early music theory and its practice in Cinq danses rituelles (1939).

Mawer, Deborah (2014) Jolivet’s early music theory and its practice in Cinq danses rituelles (1939). In: André Jolivet. Ashgate, Aldershot. (In Press)

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Abstract

A notable facet of the case of André Jolivet (1905-74) is the unusual amount and seriousness of attention that he devoted to writing articles on music theory. Generally, this was a reflective account which sought to explain both his compositional technique and his wider philosophy. What results is a rich theoretical repertoire to supplement the music. The objective of this chapter is thus twofold: firstly, to survey the most important concepts propounded in theoretic writings from the composer’s first mature period, chiefly those found in ‘André Jolivet, ou la magie expérimentale’; secondly, to pursue such music theory in action, with specific reference to Cinq danses rituelles (1939). Through this dual process, I aim to gauge relations between theory and practice, as well as those between Jolivet’s compositional approach to elucidating his music (‘poietic’ dimension) and receiver-based analytical or interpretative (‘esthesic’) approaches.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 54470
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 22 May 2012 13:09
Refereed?: No
Published?: In Press
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 06:02
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54470

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