Paul André Bempéchat

Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Monographs, Edited Volumes and Journals

2016:  Naturlauf: Scholarly Excursions Toward Gustav Mahler, Essays in Honour of Henry-Louis de La Grange at His 90th Birthday. Editor/Contributor. New York: Peter Lang Publishing; 672 p.

2013:  Ars Lyrica 22 (2013), Editor

2012:  Ars Lyrica 21 (2012), Co-Editor

2011:  Ars Lyrica 20 (2011), Editor

2009:  Jean Cras, Polymath of Music and Letters.  Farnham (UK): Ashgate Publishing. 610 p.

2005:  Liber Amicorum Isabelle Cazeaux:  Symbols, Parallels and Discoveries in Her Honor. Editor and contributor. Hillsdale, NY:  Pendragon Press.  565 p.


Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

2011:    “Felix Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony and the Culture of Assimilation,” in Harvard University Center for European Studies Working Papers Series; online, at http://ces.fas.harvard.edu/publications/OpenForum/CES_OFWP_6_Bempechat.pdf. 25 pp.

2011:   “The Location of Mendelssohn’s Culture: Religious Counterpoint, Confusion and Synthesis in the Reformation Symphony,” in Ars Lyrica 19, pp. 27-56.

2010:    “Rita Strohl, Classicist or Mystic?” in Journal of the International Association of Women in the Arts, pp. 17-22.

2010:    “The Abergavenny Eisteddfod of 1838 and the Birth of Barzaz Breiz,” in Ars Lyrica Celtica (Ars Lyrica 17), pp. 97-129.

2004:    “Classic - Celtic - Eclectic: The Harp Compositions of Pierick Houdy,” in American Harp Journal, Summer 2004, Vol. 19, No. 3; pp. 9-15.

2003:    “Allons, enfants de quelle patrie ? Breton Nationalism and the French Impressionist Aesthetic,” Harvard University Center for European Studies Working Papers Series, 2003; http://www.ces.fas.harvard.edu/working_papers/bempechat.pdf.  24 pp.

2002:    “Narrating the Symbol: Jean Cras’ Legacy of Song,” in Ars Lyrica 12, pp. 3-70.

2001:   “Where Formalism Meets Folklore: Jean Cras’ ‘Trio pour cordes (1925),’” American String Teacher, May 2001, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 74-81.

2001:   “The Choral Works of Jean Cras,” The Choral Journal, February 2001, Vol. 41, No. 7, pp. 9-16.

2000:    “An Admiral of Music: Jean Cras’ Chamber Music for Strings,” The Strad, London, October 2000, Vol.111, No. 1326, pp.1096-1100.

1999:    “Love’s Labours Found: Jean Cras' Pieces for Violin and Piano Rediscovered (with apologies to The Bard),” American String Teacher, November 1999, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 64-74.

1999:    “Inside Jean Cras’ Musical Laboratory II: Cyclical Composition at its Zenith: ‘Quintet for Harp, Flute, and Strings,’” American Harp Journal, Summer 1999., Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 7-12.

1998:   “Jean Cras and Albert Samain: Parallels and Paradoxes in the Genesis of Polyphème,” The Opera Journal, March 1998, Vol. XXXI/1, pp. 3-17.

1998:   “Inside Jean Cras' Musical Laboratory: An African Diary in Music and Letters: The Genesis of His ‘Suite en Duo' for Flute and Harp (1928),’” American Harp Journal, Winter 1998, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 7-14.

1998:   “A Rediscovered Masterpiece: Jean Cras' ‘Deux Impromptus pour harpe (1925),’” American Harp Journal, Summer 1998, Vol.16, No. 3, pp. 5-10.


Proceedings Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

2009:  “The Breton Compositions of Jean Cras,” in Proceedings of the 23rd Harvard Celtic Colloquium.

2008:    “Toward a Breton Musical Patrimony: Symbiosis and Synthesis of the Folkloric, the Classical and the Impressionistic,” in Proceedings of the 22nd Harvard Celtic Colloquium.


Encyclopedia Entries

2011:  “Lori Laitman,” in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music.   

2001:   “Jean Cras,” in Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG).

2001:    “Jean Cras,” in The Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.  

2001:    “Max d’Ollone,” in The Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians


Miscellaneous Articles

2015:    « Mahler Blesses the World: A la recherche d’une âme perdue, » in Naturlauf: Scholarly     Excursions Toward Gustav Mahler, Essays in Honour of Henry-Louis de La Grange at His 90th     Birthday. Editor and Contributor Bern: Peter Lang Publishing; in press.

2015:    “Jean Cras, Musicien-Marin,” in Mon violon m’a sauvé la vie – Destins de musiciens dans la Grande Guerre.  Musée de Meaux (France); in press.

2005:    “Ravel Writes to Jean Cras,” in Liber Amicorum Isabelle Cazeaux: Pendragon Press (Hillsdale, NY), pp. 365-376.

2005:    “Fair Winds and Following Seas: Jean Cras’ Symphonic Autobiography, ‘Journal debord (1927),’ ”  in Liber Amicorum Isabelle Cazeaux, Pendragon Press (Hillsdale, NY),  pp. 443-457.

2000:   “Naval Hero—Novel Voice: The Piano Works of Jean Cras,” Piano & Keyboard 206,  September-October 2000, pp. 47-55.

2000:    “Recent Repertoire Discoveries from France: Jean Cras’ ‘Sonate (1900)’ and ‘Légende (1929)’” for the Internet Cello Society: http://www.cello.org. (ca.) 10 pp.    

1995:   “In Memoriam Artur Balsam (1906-1994),” in Durch die Brille; Vienna: Hans Schneider, 1996.