August 5, birthday of Betsy Jolas

What a charmed life. Betsy Jolas is a French composer, whose parents were translators. Her father founded a literary magazine that published James Joyce’s “Finnegan’s Wake,” and she grew with visitors to her house like Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway. Her son is a Jazz trumpeter Antoine Illouz.  Jolas studied with Darius Milhaud and Olivier Messiaen in Paris and eventually replaced Messiaen at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris where she was made faculty in 1975.

Points d’aube for viola and ensemble (1973)

Music to Go for viola & cello (1995)

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