Pascal Quignard

Born in northern France in 1948, Pascal Quignard published All the World’s Mornings, a novel about seventeenth-century viol player Marin Marais, in 1991 after discovering Marais’ music through the recordings of Catalan musician Jordi Savall. A concert organizer for many years, Quignard renounced music in 1994, feeling its meaningless ubiquity had rendered it a form of tyranny.

Issues Contributed