Journal article

‘Grab the Listener by the Guts’: The Poetics and Practice of André Jolivet’s Musical ‘Renewal’

  • 2022
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  • International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music. - 2022, vol. 53, no. 1, p. 109-138
English This article provides an in-depth analysis of André Jolivet’s claim for musical ‘renewal’. By placing ‘renewal’, a key concept of Jolivet’s aesthetics, in the cultural and musical context of the composer’s thought in the 1930s, the author analyses its specific meaning in relation to similar concepts (tradition, progress, evolution). Jolivet’s poetics is then related to his compositional practice in the Danse funéraire (1939). Through the study of interactions between the composer’s declared goals and his actual achievements, the ‘aesthetically oriented analysis’ of Jolivet’s music offers new insight on the nature of particular compositional choices, both enhancing and complementing previous studies that seek to gauge relations between Jolivet’s explanation of his compositional technique and his actual music.
Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
Département de musicologie
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