Bernard Gavoty

Bernard Gavoty (2 April 1908 – 24 October 1981) was a 20th-century French organist, musicologist and music critic.

BiographyEdit

After being a pupil of Louis Vierne, Bernard Gavoty entered the Conservatoire de Paris where he had Denise Launay, Michel Boulnois, Antoine Reboulot, Félicien Wolff and Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, among others as classmates in the organ class.

He held a very special place among the students of Marcel Dupré at the Conservatoire. Indeed, a brilliant speaker, endowed with a perfect speech, knowing how to elegantly write, he made numerous lectures, especially for the Jeunesses musicales de France, and was a famous French music critic for Le Figaro under the pseudonym Clarendon in reference to the main character of Beaumarchais's Eugénie. In 1942, he was appointed the holder of the grand organ of the Église Saint-Louis des Invalides which he had rebuilt by the Beuchet-Debierre [fr] compagny in 1955. In the 1950s and 1960s, he was frequently present on the single television channel to talk to the viewers of classical music.[1][2] In 1976, he was elected a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, where he succeeded Julien Cain in the free members section.

He was also an agricultural engineer graduated from the Institut national agronomique [fr] and a wine grower in the côtes de Provence.[3][4][5]

BibliographyEdit

  • Louis Vierne La vie et l'œuvre, Paris, Albin Michel, 1943 ; new ed. 1979 OCLC 2500413
  • Jehan Alain, musicien français, Paris, Albin Michel, 1945 ; reissued Éditions d'Aujourd'hui, coll. « Introuvables », 1985 OCLC 21548494
  • Les Français sont-ils musiciens ?, éditions Conquistador, 1950
  • Deux capitales romantiques : Vienne Paris, Société française de diffusion musicale et artistique,1953
  • Pour ou contre la musique nouvelle ?, with François Lesure, Flammarion
  • Carl Schuricht, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1954
  • Edwin Fischer, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1954
  • Walter Gieseking, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1954 OCLC 12169813
  • Wilhelm Kempff, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1954
  • Roberto Benzi, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1954
  • Alfred Cortot, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1955
  • Pablo Casals, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1955 OCLC 802804623
  • André Cluytens, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1955 OCLC 901885362
  • Yehudi Menuhin et Georges Enesco , Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1955 OCLC 422015293
  • Arthur Rubinstein, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1955 OCLC 46637333
  • Samson François, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1956 OCLC 58820657
  • Wanda Landowska, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1956 OCLC 898902067
  • Victoria de los Ángeles, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1956 OCLC 470639068
  • Nathan Milstein, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1956 OCLC 715079166
  • Bruno Walter Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1956 OCLC 47065527
  • Witold Malcuzynski, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1957 OCLC 901885161
  • Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Geneva, series Les grands interprètes, René Kister, 1957 OCLC 718247457
  • La Musique adoucit les mœurs ?, Paris, Gallimard, 1959
  • Chopin amoureux, La Palatine, 1960
  • Dix grands musiciens, Gautier-Languereau, 1962
  • Vingt grands interprètes, Lausanne, Rencontres, 1966.
  • Lettre d'Alexis Weissenberg à Bernard Gavoty, 1966
  • L'Arme à gauche, Beauchesne, 1971
  • Chopin, Paris, Grasset, 1974
  • Alfred Cortot, Paris, series Musique, Buchet/Chastel, 1977, rééd. 2012, 378 pages OCLC 810314744
  • Anicroches, Paris, series Musique », Buchet/Chastel, 1979, 245 pages, OCLC 419232256
  • Liszt, le virtuose, Paris, Julliard, 1980
  • Les souvenirs de Georges Enesco, Kryos, 2006

DiscographyEdit

TheatreEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See for example the interview with Maria Callas by Bernard Gavoty on Dailymotion in 1965 (accessdate 26 July 2017) or else on the website of the INA.
  2. ^ Au cœur de la musique
  3. ^ NOTICE SUR LA VIE ET LES TRAVAUX DE M. Bernard GAVOTY, accessdate 27 July 2017
  4. ^ Domaine Gavoty
  5. ^ Domaine Gavoty on Le Figaro

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