MS 5574

JOLIVET: HOPI SNAKE DANCE & DANCE ROUMAINE

MS Short Title JOLIVET: HOPI SNAKE DANCE & DANCE ROUMAINE
Text
  1. André Jolivet: Hopi Snake Dance for two pianos, draft
  2. André Jolivet: Dance Roumaine for piano
Description MS in French and Italian on paper, Tanglewood, Massachusetts, 10 august 1948, 19 ff (-3) 35x21 cm ruled with 14 staves, drafted on systems of 4 staves with extensive corrections and cancellations, autograph. Text 2: 3 ff 35x21 cm ruled with 12 staves, with double staff notation, autograph, signed 3 times.
Provenance 1. André Jolivet, Paris (1948-1974); 2. Francoise-Martine Jolivet, Paris (1975-2004) and heirs; 3. Alde, Paris (Commissaire-Priseur Jérôme Delcamp) 17 June 2016 lot 198.
Commentary

André Jolivet (1905-1974) wrote Hopi Snake Dance during the Tanglewood Music Festival in August 1948. It was published in 1953 by Pierre Noël in Paris and was dedicated to Darius Milhaud (see MS 5427). Dance Roumaine was published by Lemoine in Paris 1949 and was written for his daughter Francois-Martine.

Jolivet studied atonal music, accoustics and sound masses under Edgar Varèse and was co-founder in 1936 the group "Jeune France" together with Olivier Messiaen (see MS 5575), Daniel-Lesur and Yves Baudrier, "Jeune France" attempted to re-establish a more human, spiritual and tonal, and less abstract form of composition, rejecting neo-classism.

Place of origin Tanglewood, Massachusetts, USA
Dates 1948

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