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Jean Balissat (1936-2007)
Jean Balissat was born in 1936 in Lausanne (Switzerland), and was drawn straight away to composing and conducting. He studied harmony and counterpoint in Lausanne, before taking composition, orchestration and conducting in Geneva. In order to gain a better understanding of the orchestra, he also studied horn and percussion.
As orchestral director and bandmaster, he has conducted numerous...
Shaken, Ilyitch tries to calm Piotr
Piotr would like to have a conversation. Ilyitch can’t manage it; his response is like a monologue of his thoughts. By various means, Piotr tries to get around the indifference of Ilyitch: the neverchanging discourse, the feigned casualness, the whimpering, the impatience, the anger... At the climax, it parodies Ilyitch’s words in the crudest possible way. He is choking with rage. Shaken, Ilyitch tries to calm Piotr. For his part, Piotr doesn’t want to hear about it...
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