Jolivet, André, French composer (1905-1974). "3 Croquis pour piano" (K 58a). Autograph musical manuscript signed.

Paris, June 1932.

Folio (ca. 275 x 327 mm). 11, (5), 2 pp. In ink and pencil on staved paper with 6 systems of 2 staves, as well as 24 staves respectively. In contemporary red wrappers with handwritten cover-title.


Unpublished manuscript of the piano cycle comprising three compositions titled "Défilé" (marked "Modéré, mais bien cadencé"), "Soir" (marked "Lent"), and "Poursuite" (marked "Vif"). The first two went on to be arranged for harmonic orchestra in 1935 and 1936, and were subsequently published under the title "Soir et Défilé" in 1937 (Éditions Sociales Internationales). Jolivet had already orchestrated "Soir" for the small orchestra of Marius-François Gaillard in 1935. The cycle premiered at the Société Nationale on 25 February 1933, performed by the pianist Monique Haas.

The first two "croquis" bear numerous annotations for orchestration in crayon and pencil; "Défilé" is crossed out in blue crayon. Following the 11 pages of the "croquis" is a revised version of "Défilé" (3 pp.) as well as a pencil draft for an orchestration of the same for small orchestra (title-page and 2 numbered pages).

With 5 stamps of the "Société des auteurs, compositeurs & éditeurs de musique", dated 18 July 1932, as well as one stamp of the "Commission d'examen des bulletins". Wrappers loose, some slight marginal tears.


Kayas, André Jolivet (Paris, 2005), pp. 235f. Hilda Jolivet, Avec André Jolivet (Paris, 1978).

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