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  • Jeremy Drake

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(b Marseilles, Sept 4, 1892; d Geneva, June 22, 1974). French composer. He was associated with the avant garde of the 1920s, whose abundant production reflects all musical genres. A pioneer in the use of percussion, polytonality, jazz and aleatory techniques, his music allies lyricism with often complex harmonies. Though his sources of inspiration were many and varied, his music has compelling stylistic unity....

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Die Musikforschung
Neue Zeitschrift für Musik
Journal of the Royal Musical Association