Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur (aka Daniel-Jean-Yves Lesur , born November 19, 1908 in Paris ; † July 2, 2002 there ) was a French organist and composer .
The son of the composer Alice Lesur studied harmony with Jean Gallon and counterpoint with Georges Caussade at the Conservatoire de Paris . He also had piano lessons with Armand Ferté and organ and composition lessons with Charles Tournemire , whose assistant at Ste-Clotilde he was from 1927 to 1937. From 1937 to 1944 he was organist at the Benedictine abbey of Sainte-Marie .
In 1935 Daniel-Lesur became professor for counterpoint at the Schola Cantorum . In 1936 he founded the Groupe Jeune-France with Yves Baudrier , André Jolivet and Olivier Messiaen , which advocated an expressive style of composition in contrast to the prevailing neoclassicism . From 1957 to 1961 he was director of the Schola Cantorum. In the early 1970s he was Inspector General for Music at the French Ministry of Culture. In 1982 he was elected to succeed Tony Aubin in the Académie des Beaux-Arts .
Daniel-Lesur composed operas , ballets , organ works, choral works and songs .
- In paradisum
- La vie intérieure
- Passacaille for piano and orchestra, 1937.
- Variations for piano and string orchestra, 1943.
- L'Annonciation , Oratorio, 1951.
- Le Cantique des Cantiques , cantata, 1953.
- Mass du Jubilé for choir and organ
- Cantique des Colonnes , cantata based on a poem by Paul Valéry , 1954–57
- Le Bal du destin , ballet, 1954.
- Andrea del Sarto Opera based on Alfred de Musset , 1961–1968
- Trois études pour piano , 1962
- Meta forums , Ballet, 1966.
- L'Enfant et le monstre , ballet, 1968.
- Un jour, un enfant , ballet, 1969.
- Ondine , opera based on Jean Giraudoux , 1981
- La Reine morte , opera based on Henry de Montherlant
- Dialogues dans la Nuit , cantata after Claude Roy , 1988
- Encore un Instant de Bonheur , Cantata, 1989.
- La Nuit Rêve , cantata based on Henry de Montherlant , 1994
- Fantaisie concertante , 1994.
- Symphonie d'Ombre et de Lumière
- Svmphonie de Danses
- Serge Gut : Le groupe Jeune France. Yves Baudrier, Daniel Lesur, André Jolivet, Olivier Messiaen . Honoré Champion, Paris 1977, ISBN 2-85203-030-6 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Daniel-Jean-Yves Lesur|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French organist and composer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 19, 1908|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Paris , France|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 2, 2002|
|Place of death||Paris , France|