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Balissat Jean

(15. 05. 1936 - 16. 09. 2007)

Balissat Jean
Balissat Jean
(VD)



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Komponierende
Biography
Jean Balissat was born in Lausanne (Switzerland) and was immediately attracted to composition and conducting. He was educated in harmony and counterpoint in Lausanne before undertaking studies in composition, orchestration and conducting in Geneva. In order to have a deeper insight into the mechanism of an orchestra he also studied the horn and percussion.
As a conductor and musical director he has directed numerous ensembles in our country including the "Landwehr de Fribourg" which has been under his baton for the past 12 years.
Jean Balissat has composed for orchestras, chamber music ensembles, percussionists, choirs, harmonic orchestras, brass bands and solo instruments. He wrote the score for the "Fête des Vignerons", which was celebrated in 1977 in Vevey.
He has taught orchestration and analysis for many years at the conservatories of Lausanne and Geneva.
From 1986 to 1990 he was the president of the Swiss Association of Musicians and from 1991 to 2004 of the SUISA Foundation for Music.
Profoundly attached to the countryside of the canton of Vaud, he lives since 1963 in Corcelles-le-Jorat.


Work list
Quatuor à cordes no. 1 (string quartet N° 1) (1959/03)


Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate pour trois cuivres, piano et percussion (1956)

Instrumentation: for trumpet, horn, trombone, piano and percussion

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Adagio et fugue (1956)

Instrumentation: for clarinet and piano

Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Ballade pour orchestre (1958)

Instrumentation: (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/timp.2perc/str)

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Sinfonie No 2 (1959)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2(pic).2(ca).2.2/2.2.2.0/timp.3perc/str)

Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Passacaglia (1959)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Sinfonietta (1960)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Introduction et marche (1968)

Instrumentation: for trumpet and piano

Duration: 6' 00"
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Variations concertantes (1969)

Instrumentation: for three percussion and orchestra (1.1.2.1/2.2.1.0/str)

Duration: 15' 00"
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Sept variations pour octuor (1971)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, horn, bassoon and string quintet

Duration: 15' 00"
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Cantique des créatures (1972)

Instrumentation: for soprano and flute
Texts: Saint François d'Assise

Duration: 5' 00"
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Concertino pour percussion et orchestre (1972)

Instrumentation: (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/str)

Duration: 12' 00"
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Concertino pour percussion et piano (1972)


Duration: 12' 00"
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Il ne pleuvra plus demain (1972)

Instrumentation: for soprano and flute
Texts: Antoine Livio

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Pentagong (1972)

Instrumentation: for five percussionists

Duration: 13' 00"
Bibliothèque Cantonale Universitaire de Lausanne
1014 Lausanne
Suisse
Les Gursks (1974)

Instrumentation: for wind orchestra and brass band

Duration: 9' 00"
Editions Marc Reift
Case postale 308
CH-3963 Crans-Montana
AGE, suite symphonique (1978)
Symphonic suite

Instrumentation: for a large harmonic orchestra

Duration: 21' 00"
Edition DIFEM
La Chaux-du-Milieu
Rückblick (1980)

Instrumentation: for violin and orchestra (2(pic).1.ca.2.2/2.2.0.0/perc.cel.glock/hp/str)

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Rückblick (1980)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Incantation et sacrifice - essai pour une harmonie bicéphale (1981)
Essay for a large wind orchestra and two conductors

Instrumentation: for a large wind orchestra and two conductors

Duration: 9' 00"
Edition DIFEM
La Chaux-du-Milieu
Con fuoco (1981)

Instrumentation: for band

Duration: 4' 00"
Editions Marc Reift
Case postale 308
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Biomeros (1982)

Instrumentation: for chamber orchestra (2(pic).1.ca.2(bcl).2(cbn)/2.2.0.0/2perc/6.6.4.4.2)

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Elegia notturna per piccola orchestra (1983)

Instrumentation: (1.1.1.1/1.0.0.0/4.4.3.3.1)

Duration: 6' 30"
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Statterostrob (1983)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 9' 00"
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Songes d'automne - première sinfonietta for band (1983)
Première sinfonietta for band

Instrumentation: for wind orchestra, fanfare and brass band

Duration: 12' 00"
Edition DIFEM
La Chaux-du-Milieu
Dialogue (1984)

Instrumentation: for bassoon

Duration: 4' 30"
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Rhapsodie (1984)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, two basset horns and bass clarinet

Duration: 10' 00"
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Second sinfonietta for band (1986)

Instrumentation: for brass band

Duration: 13' 00"
Editions Inter-musique
Monthey
Intermezzo pour orchestre de chambre (1987)

Instrumentation: (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/timp.perc/6.6.4.4.2)

Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Cantus firmus (1989)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (pic.1.1.ca.2.2/2.2.1.0/timp.perc/hp.pf/str)

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Concerto pour violon et orchestre (1989)

Instrumentation: (3.3.4.3/4.3.3.1/5perc/hp.cel/str)

Duration: 32' 00"
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Concerto pour hautbois et orchestre (1990)

Instrumentation: (pic.1.0.ca.1.bcl.1.cbn/2.2.0.0/perc/cel/str)

Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Cantabile (1991)

Instrumentation: for clarinet and string orchestra (+piano adaptation)

Duration: 12' 00"
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Ouverture pour orchestre d'harmonie (1992)


Duration: 10' 00"
Edition DIFEM
La Chaux-du-Milieu
Saisons (1992)

Instrumentation: for brass band

Duration: 13' 00"
Editions Marc Reift
Case postale 308
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Le premier jour - poème symphonique (1985-1993)
Symphonic poem

Instrumentation: for large wind orchestra

Duration: 10' 00"
Editions Marc Reift
Case postale 308
CH-3963 Crans-Montana
Le chant de l'alpe - rhapsodie (1993)
Rhapsodie

Instrumentation: for brass band

Duration: 12' 00"
Studio Music Company
London
Quatre pièces pour quatuor à cordes (1958-1994)


Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Les sept Péchés capitaux (1994)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, violin, double-bass and percussion

Duration: 14' 00"
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Sinfonie für Blasorchester (1994)

Instrumentation: for large wind orchestra

Duration: 25' 00"
Editions Marc Reift
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Rhapsodie pour quatuor de saxophones (1984-1995)


Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
L'Or perdu (1995)

Instrumentation: for recitative and string quartet
Texts: Jean Cuttat

Without recitative: 'L'Or perdu' for string quartet (21' 30)

Duration: 27' 00"
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Kaleidoscope pour trompette et percussion (1996)

Instrumentation: for trumpet and percussion

Duration: 7' 00"
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Gli elementi (1997)

Instrumentation: for harmonic brass band and obligatory percussion

Duration: 14' 00"
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Promenade avec J.-J. Rousseau (2000)

Instrumentation: for string sextet

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Concerto (2003)

Instrumentation: for organ and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/3perc/str)

Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Träumerei (2004)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 6' 00"
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Capriccio (2005)

Instrumentation: for euphomium and chamber orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/3perc/str)

Duration: 15' 00"
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3 Pièces (2005)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
CIEM 1996 (Musica Helvetica Nr. 101.2, 1997)
Interpreters:
Kissóczy, Marc
Works:
Balissat, Jean: Kaleidoscope (1996)
Burkhard, Willy: Konzert, op. 93 (1953)
With more works of: Ivan Jevtic
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Musik in Luzern: Sinfonische Blasmusik (Gallo Nr. 885, 1996)
Works:
Balissat, Jean: Sinfonie für Blasorchester (1994)
Planzer, Mani: Provocaliente II (1995)
With more works of: Albert Benz, Albert Jenny, Richard Wagner
Info: www.fonoteca.ch