Claude Vivier

Considered by many to be the greatest composer Canada has yet produced. Murdered at the age of 34, left behind 49 compositions in a variety of genres, including opera, orchestral works, and chamber pieces. In early 1970s, studied composition with Stockhausen in Cologne. A visit to Bali in 1976 proved pivotal, causing him to re-evaluate his ideas on the role of the artist in society. Visionary works that followed featured texts in an invented language, modal melodies harmonized by a complex overtone series, and shimmering orchestration. Called by György Ligeti “the greatest French composer of his generation”.

[source: www.quatuorbozzini.ca] [ii-12]

Claude Vivier

Montréal (Québec), 1948 – Paris (France), 1983

  • Composer

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On disc

Works

Past concerts

11 Augu 2018
8:00 pm
MillerOesterleSmithVivier
In person
Jakarta (Indonesia)
27 June 2018
9:00 pm
OesterleVivier
In person
Harrington (Québec)
21 Janu 2018
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AperghisBouchardBoudreauCageCompagneDeromeEvangelistaGougeonHétuJulien-RobertLaporteMartinMorinNormandeauOesterleSarkissianToninatoVivierXenakis
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
28 Febr 2017
5:00 pm
GougeonLesageReaSokolovićTremblayVivierZorn
In person
Montréal (Québec)
22 Janu 2015
6:30 pm
OesterleSokolovićVivier
In person
Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada)
5 Sept 2014
7:00 pm
CageHoshiyaKondoOesterleVivierWatanabe
In person
Tokyo (Japan)
26 July 2012
6:30 pm
MillerOesterleVivier
In person
Montréal (Québec)
18 Octo 2011
HirsMillerOesterleVivier
In person
Tilburg (Netherlands)
12 Sept 2011
MillerOesterleVivierXenakis
In person
Montevideo (Uruguay)
7 Sept 2011
8:30 pm
BeethovenOesterleSchubertVivier
In person
San Miguel de Tucumán (Argentina)
6 Sept 2011
8:30 pm
CrumbOesterleVivierXenakis
In person
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
2 Sept 2011
7:00 pm
BeethovenOesterleVivierXenakis
In person
Tigre (Argentina)
17 July 2011
11:00 am
BeethovenOesterleVivier
In person
Harrington (Québec)
4 Augu 2008
2:00 pm
OesterleVivier
In person
Ottawa (Ontario, Canada)
26 Apri 2008
8:00 pm
II
ButterfieldOesterleSokolovićVivier
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
25 Apri 2008
8:00 pm
I
ButterfieldEkströmGosfieldHedelinHillborgJohnsonMurailPeterssonVivier
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
17 Nove 2007
9:00 pm
BurtonDufortEggertHeinigerOesterleRoyter VeldhuisThibaultVivier
In person
Montréal (Québec)
9 Nove 2007
GoldsteinOesterleTenneyVivier
In person
Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
6 Nove 2007
8:00 pm
GoldsteinOesterleUnderhillVivier
In person
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
1 Nove 2007
8:00 pm
BrahmsOesterleStieglerVivier
In person
Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
31 Octo 2007
8:00 pm
BrahmsFargionOesterleStieglerVivier
In person
Waterloo (Ontario, Canada)
26 Octo 2007
8:00 pm
BrahmsOesterleStieglerVivier
In person
Sherbrooke (Québec)
28 Sept 2007
7:00 pm
GoldsteinOesterleVivier
In person
Berlin (Germany)
26 Sept 2007
8:30 pm
CrumbGoldsteinOesterleVivier
In person
San Michele (Italy)
15 Apri 2007
11:00 am
Série QB
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Dorval (Québec)
13 Apri 2007
7:30 pm
Série QB
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Québec)
12 Marc 2007
7:30 pm
Série QB
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Westmount (Québec)
11 Marc 2007
2:00 pm
Série QB
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Montréal (Québec)
4 Marc 2007
3:00 pm
Série QB
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Beaconsfield (Québec)
11 Febr 2007
7:30 pm
ArnoldOesterleSkemptonTrunkVivier
In person
London (Ontario, Canada)
9 Febr 2007
7:30 pm
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Säffle (Sweden)
8 Febr 2007
7:00 pm
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Trosa (Sweden)
4 Febr 2007
6:00 pm
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Olofström (Sweden)
3 Febr 2007
4:00 pm
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Simrishamn (Sweden)
1 Febr 2007
7:00 pm
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Köping (Sweden)
31 Janu 2007
7:00 pm
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Skellefteå (Sweden)
30 Janu 2007
7:00 pm
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Stockholm (Sweden)
29 Janu 2007
7:30 pm
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Uppsala (Sweden)
28 Janu 2007
6:00 pm
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Arvika (Sweden)
7 Dece 2006
7:30 pm
Série QB
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Côte-Saint-Luc (Québec)
5 Dece 2006
8:00 pm
Série QB
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Montréal (Québec)
4 Dece 2006
8:00 pm
Série QB
BrahmsOesterleSchubertShostakovichVivier
In person
Montréal (Québec)
19 Marc 2006
5:00 pm
GoldsteinOesterleTenneyVivier
In person
Edenkoben (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)
13 Marc 2006
7:00 pm
GoldsteinOesterleVivierWilliams
In person
Cologne (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
15 Marc 2005
8:30 pm
GoldsteinOesterleVivier
In person
Montréal (Québec)
27 Augu 2003
BoulianeLesageOesterleVivier
In person
Saint-Irénée (Québec)
27 July 2003
ElgarOesterleVivier
In person
Harrington (Québec)
28 Nove 2002
BarryDeaneOesterleVivierWalshe
In person
Dublin (Ireland)
2 Nove 2002
OesterleVivierWebern
In person
Sherbrooke (Québec)
28 Sept 2002
OesterleShimStaeblerVivier
In person
Essen (Niedersachsen, Germany)
27 Sept 2002
GodinGoldsteinOesterleVivier
In person
Schreyahn (Germany)
26 Sept 2002
GodinGoldsteinOesterleVivier
In person
Berlin (Germany)
17 Sept 2002
Série QB
BarryBeethovenOesterleVivier
In person
Montréal (Québec)