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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Works

Past concerts

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