Skip to main content

Bosseur, Jean-Yves

Bosseur, Jean-Yves

Bosseur, Jean-Yves, French composer and musicologist; b. Paris, Feb. 5, 1947. He received training in composition from Stockhausen and Pousseur in Cologne before taking his Ph.D. at the Univ. of Paris I. After working as a producer for Radio France, he was prof. of musicology at the Univ. of Paris IV. He also was co-founder of the Groupe Intervalles. In addition to many articles, he publ. a number of books, among them Musique, passion d’artistes (1988; Eng. tr., 1991), Le sonore et le visuel (1992; Eng. tr., 1993), John Cage (1995), Le temps de la prendre: Journal musical (1967/...) (1997), and Musique et arts plastiques: Interactions au Xe siècle (1998).

Works

orch.:In extremis (1975; rev. 1989); Traverses for Flute Quartet and String Orch. (1982; Dole, March 1984); Eisleriana for Harmony Orch. (1995; Thouars, Feb. 1996). chamber:Un arraché de partout for 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Hammond Organ, 2 Electric Guitars, Xylophone, Marimbaphone, Vibraphone, and 2 Percussion (1967); Alto molto for Viola (1975; rev. 1992); Alliages de cuivre for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, and Tuba (1981); Byrdy for Instrument(s) (1986–87); Stream for Accordion (1988); Quinaire for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (Paris, Dec. 1989); Hong-Kong Variations for 7 Instruments (1990); Portrait de Geneviève Asse for Harpsichord, Flute, and Cello (1991); En quête de tango for 7 Instruments (Brussels, April 1994); Morty’s for Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinets), and Piano (1996; Paris, Jan. 1997); Liptov for 7 Instruments (1997); Patchwork for 11 Instruments (1998); O.D. (Portrait d’Olivier Debré) for Instrumental Ensemble (Paris, June 1999). piano:Portrait de Jiri Kolar (1978-83; Paris, Sept. 1985); Seul (Brussels, Sept. 1981); Empreintes nocturnes (1981; Paris, Sept. 1982). vocal:Quelques pages du Livre des Questions for Soprano and 9 Instruments, after Edmond Jabès (1979-80; Paris, Jan. 1980); Satie’s Dream for Soprano and 5 Instruments, after Kenneth White (1980-81; Brussels, Oct. 1981); Portrait d’Albert Ayme for Soprano and 5 Instruments, after Michel Butor (1980-81; Paris, Nov. 1981); The Sun-Moon Sequence for Soprano and 4 Instruments, after Kenneth White (Châtenay- Malabry, Dec. 1982); Les Tarots-musiciens for Soprano and 5 Players, after Michel Butor (Nice, June 1983); Allégories for Soprano and 5 Instruments, after Claude Melin (Metz, Nov. 1983); Faïences for Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, and 3 Clarinets, after Paul Louis Rossi (1990-91; Périgueux, May 1993); Aubade for Mezzo-soprano, Flute(s), Clarinet(s), and Piano (1993-94; Quimper, March 1994); Teneur for Soprano, 2 Pianos, Clarinet, and Cello, after Ludovic Janvier (1994; Radio France, Feb. 1995); Mass for 5 Soloists, Chorus, and 6 Instruments (1994-95; Valence, June 1995); Memorandum I for Vocal Soloist(s) (1996; Paris, April 1999) and II for Mezzo-soprano, Bass Clarinet or Cello, and Piano (1998).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Bosseur, Jean-Yves." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Bosseur, Jean-Yves." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 17, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/bosseur-jean-yves

"Bosseur, Jean-Yves." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved November 17, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/bosseur-jean-yves

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.