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Balissat Jean

(15. 05. 1936 - 16. 09. 2007)

Balissat Jean
Balissat Jean
CH-1082 Corcelles-le-Jorat
Suisse
Tel: +41 (0)21 903 12 39


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)
for trumpet, horn, trombone, piano and percussion
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Adagio et fugue (1956)
for clarinet and piano
Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Ballade pour orchestre (1958)
(2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/timp.2perc/str)
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Sinfonie No 2 (1959)
for orchestra (2(pic).2(ca).2.2/2.2.2.0/timp.3perc/str)
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Passacaglia (1959)
for piano
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Sinfonietta (1960)
for string orchestra
Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Introduction et marche (1968)
for trumpet and piano
Duration: 6' 00"
Editions Henn
5-7 rue de l'Ancien-Port
CH-1201 Genève
Suisse
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Variations concertantes (1969)
for three percussion and orchestra (1.1.2.1/2.2.1.0/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
Suisse
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Sept variations pour octuor (1971)
for clarinet, horn, bassoon and string quintet
Duration: 15' 00"
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Cantique des créatures (1972)
for soprano and flute
Texts: Saint François d'Assise
Duration: 5' 00"
Editions BIM
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CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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Concertino pour percussion et orchestre (1972)
(2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/str)
Duration: 12' 00"
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CH-1201 Genève
Suisse
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Concertino pour percussion et piano (1972)
Duration: 12' 00"
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5-7 rue de l'Ancien-Port
CH-1201 Genève
Suisse
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Il ne pleuvra plus demain (1972)
for soprano and flute
Texts: Antoine Livio
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Pentagong (1972)
for five percussionists
Duration: 13' 00"
Bibliothèque Cantonale Universitaire de Lausanne
1014 Lausanne
Suisse
Les Gursks (1974)
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
for a large harmonic orchestra
Duration: 21' 00"
Edition DIFEM
La Chaux-du-Milieu
Rückblick (1980)
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)
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
for a large wind orchestra and two conductors
Duration: 9' 00"
Edition DIFEM
La Chaux-du-Milieu
Con fuoco (1981)
for band
Duration: 4' 00"
Editions Marc Reift
Case postale 308
CH-3963 Crans-Montana
Biomeros (1982)
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)
(1.1.1.1/1.0.0.0/4.4.3.3.1)
Duration: 6' 30"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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Statterostrob (1983)
for piano
Duration: 9' 00"
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Songes d'automne - première sinfonietta for band (1983)
Première sinfonietta for band
for wind orchestra, fanfare and brass band
Duration: 12' 00"
Edition DIFEM
La Chaux-du-Milieu
Dialogue (1984)
for bassoon
Duration: 4' 30"
Editions BIM
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Rhapsodie (1984)
for clarinet, two basset horns and bass clarinet
Duration: 10' 00"
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Second sinfonietta for band (1986)
for brass band
Duration: 13' 00"
Editions Inter-musique
Monthey
Intermezzo pour orchestre de chambre (1987)
(2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/timp.perc/6.6.4.4.2)
Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Cantus firmus (1989)
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)
(3.3.4.3/4.3.3.1/5perc/hp.cel/str)
Duration: 32' 00"
Editions BIM
case postale
CH-1674 Vuarmarens
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Concerto pour hautbois et orchestre (1990)
(pic.1.0.ca.1.bcl.1.cbn/2.2.0.0/perc/cel/str)
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Cantabile (1991)
for clarinet and string orchestra (+piano adaptation)
Duration: 12' 00"
Editions BIM
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Ouverture pour orchestre d'harmonie (1992)
Duration: 10' 00"
Edition DIFEM
La Chaux-du-Milieu
Saisons (1992)
for brass band
Duration: 13' 00"
Editions Marc Reift
Case postale 308
CH-3963 Crans-Montana
Le premier jour - poème symphonique (1985-1993)
Symphonic poem
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
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)
for clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, violin, double-bass and percussion
Duration: 14' 00"
Editions BIM
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Sinfonie für Blasorchester (1994)
for large wind orchestra
Duration: 25' 00"
Editions Marc Reift
Case postale 308
CH-3963 Crans-Montana
Rhapsodie pour quatuor de saxophones (1984-1995)
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
L'Or perdu (1995)
for recitative and string quartet
Texts: Jean Cuttat
Without recitative: 'L'Or perdu' for string quartet (21' 30)
Duration: 27' 00"
Editions BIM
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Kaleidoscope pour trompette et percussion (1996)
for trumpet and percussion
Duration: 7' 00"
Editions BIM
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Gli elementi (1997)
for harmonic brass band and obligatory percussion
Duration: 14' 00"
Editions Marc Reift
Case postale 308
CH-3963 Crans-Montana
Promenade avec J.-J. Rousseau (2000)
for string sextet
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Concerto (2003)
for organ and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/3perc/str)
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Träumerei (2004)
for string orchestra
Duration: 6' 00"
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Capriccio (2005)
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)
for organ
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
CIEM 1996 (Musica Helvetica Nr. 101.2, 1997)
Interpreten:
Kissóczy, Marc
Werke:
Balissat, Jean: Kaleidoscope (1996)
Burkhard, Willy: Konzert, op. 93 (1953)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Ivan Jevtic
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Musik in Luzern: Sinfonische Blasmusik (Gallo Nr. 885, 1996)
Werke:
Balissat, Jean: Sinfonie für Blasorchester (1994)
Planzer, Mani: Provocaliente II (1995)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Albert Benz, Albert Jenny, Richard Wagner
Info: www.fonoteca.ch