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Bondon, Jacques (Lauret Jules Désiré)

Bondon, Jacques (Lauret Jules Désiré)

Bondon, Jacques (Lauret Jules Désiré), French composer; b. Boulbon, Bouches-du-Rhône, Dec. 6, 1927. He studied violin and painting. In 1945 he settled in Paris, where he was a student of Dandelot, Koechlin, Milhaud, and Rivier. In 1963 he became a member of the music committee of the ORTF. In 1981 he became director of the Georges Bizet Cons. In 1979 he won the Henri Dauberville prize of the Institut de France.


DRAMATIC: Opera: La nuit foudroyée (1964); Mélusine au rocher (1964; Luxembourg, Oct. 30, 1969); Les arbres (1969); Ana et l’albatros (Metz, Nov. 21, 1970); 1–330 (1974; Nantes, May 20, 1975). orch.:La coupole (1953); Le taillis ensorcelé (1954); Ondes Martenot Concerto (1955); Concert de printemps (1957); Suite indienne (1958); Giocoso for Violin and Strings (1960); Fleurs de feu (1964); Concerto de Mars for Guitar and Orch. (1965); Ivanhoë (1966); Concerto de Molines for Violin and Orch. (1967); Symphonie latine (1973); Chant et danse for Trombone and Small Orch. (1974); Concerto solaire for 7 Brass Instruments and Orch. (1974); Lumières et formes animées for Strings (1974); Concerto d’octobre for Clarinet and Strings (1976); Concerto con fuoco for Guitar and Strings (1980); Concerto pour un ballet for Flute and Orch. (1982). Trois images concertantes for Bassoon and Orch. (1982); Concerto cantabile for Cello and Orch. (1995); Concerto vivo for Harp and Orch. (1997); Concerto deciso for Trombone and Orch. (1997); Concerto des offrandes for Clarinet and Orch. (1998); Piano Concerto (1999). chamber:Sonatine d’ete for Violin and Piano (1953); Kaléidoscope for Chamber Ensemble (1957); String Quartet (1959); Le Maya for 10 Percussion, Ondes Martenot, and Harp (1965); Le soleil multicolore for Flute, Viola, and Harp (1970); Swing No. 1 for Flute and Harp (1972) and No. 2 for Guitar (1972); Musique pour un jazz différent for Percussion Quartet (1973); Symphonie concertante for 11 Instruments (1978); Le tombeau de Schubert for String Quartet and Piano (1979); Movimenti for Clarinet or Saxophone Quartet (1980); Lever du jour for Trumpet and Organ (1982); Les folklores imaginaires No. 1 for Wind Quintet (1985), No. 2 for Guitar, Flute, and Violin (1986; also for Piano, Flute, and Violin), and No. 3 for 2 Guitars (1989); Musiques pour un regard for String Sextet (1988); Sonate à cinq for Flute, Harp, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1992); Sinfonia for 16 Instruments (1993); Danses fantastiques for Violins and Piano (1996). vocal:Le pain de serpent for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (1957); Le résurrection, oratorio for 4 Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1975); Les monts de l’étoíle for Soprano and String Quartet (1977; also for Soprano and Orch., 1978); Le chemin de croix, oratorio for 3 Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1989).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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