Beyond incantation: paths to the interpretation of André Jolivet's Sonata for flute and piano
AuthorJohnson, Naomi Frances
AffiliationMelbourne Conservatorium of Music
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Document TypeMasters Research thesis
CitationsJohnson, N. F. (2013). Beyond incantation: paths to the interpretation of André Jolivet's Sonata for flute and piano. Masters Research thesis, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne.
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© 2013 Naomi Frances Johnson
French composer André Jolivet (1905-1974) contributed several important works to the flute repertoire, constantly pushing the limits of the instrument’s technical and expressive capabilities yet maintaining a musical language distinct from that of French compositional trends in the mid-twentieth century. His two concertos and sonata written between 1949 and 1965 are seldom performed, with flautists preferring to engage with the programmatic pre-1945 works Cinq incantations pour flûte seule and Chant de Linos. This thesis adopts the methodology of practice-based research, and seeks to facilitate an informed and engaging performance of Jolivet’s 1958 work, the Sonata for flute and piano through contextual study and analysis.
KeywordsAndré Jolivet; practice-based research; performance; pitch-class set analysis; flute
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