Arthur Vincent Lourié (1892-1966)

The Russian composer Arthur Vincent Lourié (Artur Lur’ye, pseudonym of Naum Izraílevitch Lur’ya) wrote many articles that were published in Russian, French, and English during his lifetime, some of which were republished in a collection by Jean Mouton that also contains a number of fragments (Profanation et sanctification du temps. Journal musical Saint-Pétersbourg–Paris–New York, 1966). Lourié also authored a biography of conductor Serge Koussevitzky (for whom he also worked as a ghost-writer) published in New York in 1931 (Sergei Koussevitzky and His Epoch. A Biographical Chronicle).

Lourié’s abundant correspondence is rich in aesthetic reflections and can be found in various archives: his letters to Serge Koussevitzky are held in the Library of Congress (Koussevitzky Collection), those to Igor Stravinsky (whose Russian correspondence up to 1939 was published by Viktor Varunc, Perepiska s russkimi korrespondetnami. Materialy k biografii [Stravinsky: Letters with Russian correspondants. Material for a biography], Moscow, Kompositor, 1998–2003), and to Jacques and Raïssa Maritain are in the Fonds Jacques et Raïssa Maritain, at the Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg. The latter is the subject of a publication by Olesya Bobrik that is currently in preparation.

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birth year1892
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