Masson, Gérard

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Masson, Gérard

Masson, Gérard, French composer; b. Paris, Aug. 12, 1936. He studied with Stockhausen in Cologne (1965–66), and then devoted himself fully to composition.

Works

orch.: Dans le deuil des vagues I (1966) and 77 (1968); 2 piano concertos (1977, 1990); Pas seulement des moments des moyens d’amour (1980); Offs (1989); Bud (1991). chamber: Piece for Chamber Ensemble (1965); Quest I for 10 Instruments (1967); Bleu loin for 12 Strings (1970); 2 string quartets (1973, 1991); Sextet (1975); Alto-septuor for 16 Instruments and Tape (1981); Duo for Viola and Violin (1982); W3A6M4 for Chamber Ensemble (1983); Gymnastique de l’éponge for Piano and 10 Instruments (1984); Alto-tambour for Violin, Viola, and 12 Strings (1985); Sonate Souvtchinsky for Violin and Piano (1986); Saxophones Fourcade for Saxophone Quartet (1987); Contreblanc basse for 9 Instruments (1988); Minutes de Saint-Simon for Saxophone and Piano (1989); Alors les tuyaux for 15 Instruments (1989); Mélisande 1 mètre 60 de désespoir for Viola and Piano (1990); La mort de Germanicus for Piano and Cello (1991); Intangibles pour punir for 4 Instruments (1994); Suite en fin for 4 Instruments (2000). piano:Renseignements sur Apollon I (1982), II (1988), and 777 (1994) for 2 Pianos; Surimpression for 2 Pianos (1991); Hlet (1991); Smonk (1992). vocal:Quest II for Mezzo-soprano and 13 Instruments (1969); Hymnopsie for Orch. and Chorus (1972); Quintet for Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Piano, and Mezzo-soprano (1978); Après-midi d’Hamlet for Piano and Chorus (1990).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire