Claude Vivier

Considered by many to be the greatest composer Canada has yet produced. Murdered at the age of 34, left behind 49 compositions in a variety of genres, including opera, orchestral works, and chamber pieces. In early 1970s, studied composition with Stockhausen in Cologne. A visit to Bali in 1976 proved pivotal, causing him to re-evaluate his ideas on the role of the artist in society. Visionary works that followed featured texts in an invented language, modal melodies harmonized by a complex overtone series, and shimmering orchestration. Called by György Ligeti “the greatest French composer of his generation”. More

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Claude Vivier

Montréal (Québec), 1948 – Paris (France), 1983

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  • Thursday, April 5, 2007 / In concert

    You can listen to Bozzini Quartet’s Here and Now concert online until April 8, 2007. Recorded on February 11, 2007 at BBC Radio 3’s Maida Vale Studio 1 in London (UK), this concert gives us an opportunity to hear Bozzini Quartet playing wor… More