Lucien JEAN-BAPTISTE (1934-)
Michel de MONTAIGNE (1533-1592)
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ACJ 19 0582
(...) in the spirit of modal counterpoint
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The western ear, after almost four centuries of musical creation
widely dominated by the tonal richness of the Major/minor,
by the potency of the Chords and the Harmonic Cadenzas, favored a "vertical" design of music, relegating at the stage of distant memory the fabulous resources of a different world, sonorous and expressive, tied to a "linear" thinking : The Modality and the Counterpoint.
Five musical and philosophic sentences are neither pastiche of early music nor school exercise. The intention is triple:
- feel the spirit and the charm of the modality,
- appreciate techniques from a simple polyphonic treatment, for two voices,
- penetrate finally into the subtlety of the musical lines emanating from these combinatorial.
The talent of the writer-philosopher Montaigne (1533-1592), contemporary of these two musical genres, could only serve admirably this project, aphorisms chosen being of several levels of understanding.