Baudrier, Yves (Marie)

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Baudrier, Yves (Marie)

Baudrier, Yves (Marie), French composer; b. Paris, Feb. 11, 1906; d. there, Nov. 9, 1988. He spent his entire life in Paris. While mainly autodidact as a composer, he studied with the organist of Sacre-Coeur, Georges Loth (1929–33), and received advice from Mes-siaen (1935) before taking lessons in counterpoint with Daniel-Lesur at the Schola Cantorum. With Messiaen, Jolivet, and Daniel-Lesur, he founded the group Le Jeune France in 1936. He also helped to found the IDHEC (Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques), with which he was active from 1945 to 1965. He publ. L’intelligence et la musique (Paris, 1950).

Works

DRAMATIC: Treize histoires liées par un fil de flûte, ballet radiophonique (1967); film scores, including La Bataille du rail (1945), Les Maudits (1947), Château de verre (1950), and Le Monde de silence (1955); stage and television music. ORCH.: Le Chant de jeunesse (1935); Raz de sein, symphonie poem (1936); Le musicien dans la cité (1936-37; rev. 1947 and 1964); Eleonora for Ondes Martenot and Chamber Orch. (1938); Suite for Strings (1938); Le Grand Voilier, symphonie poem (1939); Sym. (1944); Prélude à quelque sortilèges (1953); Partition trouvée dans une bouteille (1963). CHAMBER: Deux Images for Flute and Piano (1938); 2 string quartets (1940; Autour de Mallarmé, 1961); Suite for Trumpet (1966); piano music. VOCAL: Agnus Dei for Chorus and Organ (1938); Cantate de la Pentecôte for Women’s Chorus and Small Orch. (1952; in collaboration with M. Constant and M. Rosenthal); Credo adjuva Domine... for Chorus and Orch. (1960); many songs.

Bibliography

S. Gut, Le Groupe Jeune France (Paris, 1977).

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