Emile - Jean-Joseph Vuillermoz is eminent critical musical a French born with Lyon the May 23rd 1878 and dead the March 2nd 1960 with Paris. Also known under the pseudonyms of Gabriel Darcy or Claude Bonvin. One knows less him that it was in 1916 the founder of cinematographic criticism in France.
BiographyEmile Vuillermoz learns the organ and the piano in Lyon while making his legal and literary studies. Then, it enters to the Academy of Paris where it works the harmony with Antoine Taudou and the composition with Gabriel Fauré. At the beginning, it has a little success with some harmonizations of the French folklore.
Member of the group of the Apaches at the beginning of the 20th century, it is one of the founders of the musical Company independent (1909) and writer of the Revue musical SIM (international Company of music) (as from 1911). He, is then engaged as critic musical of other newspapers like Excelsior , the Illustration , the Flash and writes articles mainly for Time , Comœdia , Mercury .
Its contribution with cinematographic criticism is less known. However, as of the years 1910-1920, the question of the cinema agitates the intellectual mediums and he is the founder in 1916 of the critic of the cinema in France. Thus, it takes part in the criticism of new films by publishing its articles in the newspapers such as Time , Laine of wood , Candide and Paris-Press . He becomes a member of the office of drafting of the impartial French . In 1936, he is member of the jury of the Mostra of Venice. The following year, he is chief of Orchestre for the recording of the music of the film the Great Illusion.
Emile Vuillermoz is, also, at the origin of the foundation of the international Concours of young leaders of Besancon (Doubs). He organizes the first of My Mother Oye of Maurice Ravel.
It is him also, with Rene Jeanne, which thought of an international festival of the cinema in France to compete with the Mostra of Venice become too politicized under the influence of Mussolini. It submitted the idea to the minister Jean Zay who was interested, from there was born the Cannes festival.
Its principal musical works
- 10 melody pieces , studies,
- Franco-Canadian Songs ,
- Auvergne-dances: faggot of Chapdes-Beaufort (Puy-de-Dôme),
- Garden of love , song
- Faces of musicians accompanied by twenty-four gloses and decorated with twenty-four wood drawn and engraved by Jean-Paul Dubray E.F. with Alignan, Paris 1920 FF., ill., 24 portr., 46 cm
- Arthur Honegger , with Hoérée Arthur, Maurice Manuel, Romain Roland and Paul Claudel (technical Publications, Galerie Carpenter (Impr. power station of the Press), Paris 1943 Comoedia-Carpenter. Supplement: Small course of morals, extract of " Suzanne and Pacifique" , five new parts for song and piano, words of Jean Giraudoux, music of Arthur Honegger, 4 fig., portr., driven., 34 p., [[Paul Claudel], On the music; Arthur Hoérée: Life, work, the man; discography; Roland-Handbook, fifty years; Emile Vuillermoz, Great successes of Honegger]
- Love life of Chopin . Collection Their loves, Ernest Flammarion, Paris 1927 p., 8°
- Chopin in love with Bernard Gavoty. Paris, Geneva, the Palatine one (Rouen, Impr. rouennaise) 1960 p., portrait on the couv., 19 cm
- Claude Debussy (foreword of Bernard Gavoty). Geneva, R. Kister 1957 p., 17 cm; ibid German version p., 16 cm; Paris, Flammarion (Doullens, impr. Sévin) 1962 p., FAC-sim. couv. ill.; 21 cm
- Gabriel Fauré (foreword of Bernard Gavoty). Paris, Flammarion (Doullens, impr. Sévin) 1960 p., portrait on the couv., 21 cm
- One hour of music with Mendelssohn . Collection of the musician. Traditional series (3), Impr. Frenchwoman of the Edition, 12, rue de l'Abbé- with-the Epée; Cosmopolitan editions, 151 bis, rue Saint-Jacques, Paris 1930 (April 7th.) and musical adaptation of Mrs. Heda-Duvignau, 62 p., portrait, 8°
- Musics of today (foreword of Gabriel Fauré). Artists of yesterday and today, Editions G. Crès and Co, Paris 1923 p., 8°
- History of the music . Great historical studies , Beech, Paris 1949 ED., 480 p.; Great historical studies, Beech, Paris 1973 supplemented by Jacques Lonchampt, 598 p.; 22 cm, 1 dépl. ; the Book of pocket, Paris 1977 supplemented by Jacques Lonchampt, 616 p., couv. ill. in coul., 17 cm; Beech, Paris 1979 supplemented by Jacques Lonchampt, 606 p., 23 cm; The Book of pocket, Beech, Paris 1993 of the edition of 1973,623 p., couv. ill. in coul. ; 17 cm
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