André Jolivet

French Born 08 Aug 1905 Died 20 Dec 1974

André Jolivet studied at the University of Paris under Varèse.

With Olivier Messiaen, Daniel Lesur and Yves Baudrier, he founded the Jeune France group of composers who aimed to re-establish a more humanized style of composition.

As director of music for the Comédie Française he wrote a quantity of incidental music.

He was appointed a professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire in 1965.

His compositions reflect his interest in the sonorities of instruments and are transparent and dissonant.

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