Dionysiaques, Op. 62 is unquestionably Florent Schmitt’s most famous work for wind ensemble. It was composed exactly years ago, but it. Florent Schmitt () was born in Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. He began composition lessons with local composer Gustave Sandre. Dionysiaques – Florent Schmitt – Program Note.
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In a time when many composers embraced Impressionism, his music, albeit influenced by Debussy, was admired for its energy, dynamism, grandeur, and virility, for its union of French clarity dionysiaquse German strength…[Many of his works] refuse lyrical abandon and sentimentality and are formed of a wilful and premeditated complexity as well as a passion for sschmitt bold colours, violent emotions and extreme contrasts.
It requires great technical skill and musical acuity. The evaluation, administered by Jay W.
Dionysiaques is very seldom played in France where concert bands are rare or of very limited talent. Rarely does one hear a piece of music that takes the listener through so many moods and contrasts inside of a dozen minutes.
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Today, Dionysiaques has become a common item on wind ensemble concert programs here in the United States. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Christopher Theofanidis, “I wander the world in a dream of my own making”. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Over the past 20 years, there has been a clear increase in the number of performances of Dionysiaques.
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Notify me of new posts via email. Dionysiaques Florent Schmitt Born: Schmitt cshmitt short bursts of highly chromatic material to elude to the sense of unpredictability that is often associated with such alcohol-induced celebrations.
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You are commenting using your WordPress. Please obey the copyright laws of your country. What gives Dionysiaques its staying power as a concert band piece? But something interesting happened, beginning in another corner of the world.
His parents loved music and dionjsiaques controlled what he listened to, steering him toward the Classical and German Romantic repertories. Zchmitt your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
You can hear several examples herehere and here. Although the work is not really programmatic, its title suggests a Dionysian orgy, which is fully realized in the intensity of the music with its interesting contrasts: Some of the Japanese recordings are of a somewhat truncated score, lasting about 8 minutes instead of the usual 11, so be careful about those.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Email required Address never made public. Work Title Dionysiaques, Op. Post was not sent – check your dionysiaqes addresses! Contents 1 Performances 1. IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country. After awhile, the first of a series of jaunty, march-like party themes begins.
Dionysiaques was not played until after World War Dionywiaques, during which time Schmitt wrote for chorus and military band. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Email required Address never made public.
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Countless wind ensembles from middle school and high school up dionsiaques college, as well as professional groups, program the piece regularly, and there have been dozens of recordings made by these Japanese ensembles. Everything but the kitchen sink: His style was primarily impressionistic, was similar to that of Debussy, but also included elements of Wagner and Richard Strauss.