Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray (1840-1910)

To the extent that Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray is remembered by posterity, it is less for his compositional output than for his writings, which, though not especially voluminous, had a broad and significant impact on French musicology, folklorism, and composition. As with his compositions, Bourgault-Ducoudray spread his writings across many genres, publishers, and venues; his particular predilection for smaller, somewhat ephemeral forms (open letters, reviews, prefaces) has not served his legacy especially well. Yet if his writings are formally heterogeneous, they are thematically consistent, reflecting the composer’s distinct vision for French music—a culture rooted in what he viewed as the patrimonial inheritance of popular melodies and modal structures, and channeled into a patriotic citizenry through music education and choral singing.

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firstnameLouis-Albert
lastnameBourgault-Ducoudray
birth year1840
death year1910
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