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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Florent Schmitt — Dionysiaques, Op. The recording I have chosen for this post is of the University of Texas Wind Ensemble under the direction of Jerry Junkin, one of my favorite conductors. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new comments via email. The work was originally scored for: His parents loved music and assiduously controlled what he listened to, steering him toward the Classical and German Romantic repertories. His style was primarily impressionistic, was similar to that of Debussy, but also included elements of Wagner and Richard Strauss.

It requires schmit technical skill and musical acuity.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. YouTube clips of concert performances abound. Schmitt uses short bursts of highly chromatic material to elude to the sense of unpredictability that is often associated with such alcohol-induced celebrations.


After awhile, the first of a series scgmitt jaunty, march-like party themes begins. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. At times, the celebration seems to be calming down, and just before the end of the piece the music comes almost to a complete halt, but of course Schmitt has reserved the biggest climax of all for the end.

Pieces ; For wind band ; Scores featuring wind band ; For orchestra without strings ; For piano 4 hands arr ; Scores featuring the piano ; Scores featuring the piano 4 hands diohysiaques For 2 players. Notify me of new posts via email. Michalsky, “Fanfare After 17th Century Dances”.

The music has also been performed at the University of Maryland in College Park within the past several years. Dionysiaques Florent Schmitt Born: When Richard Strauss conducted his works at the Concerts Lamoureux inSchmitt encountered a composer whose style he was soon to embrace.

Do you have further details on the Garde Republicaine recording, such as the label on which it appeared? He began composition lessons with local composer Gustave Sandre, before entering the Paris Conservatoire at the age of Xi Wang, “Winter Blossom”.

Dionysiaques, Op.62 (Schmitt, Florent)

Schmitt was born in Lorraine, near the German border. Notify me of new posts via email.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Dionysiaques is very seldom played in France where concert bands are rare or of very limited talent.


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Throughout his life, he composed for most major forms of music, except for opera. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Schmitt worked on the piece throughoutand in December completed Dionysiaques.

Included on these programs are concert band works by Hector Berlioz and Henri Tomasi, along with wind arrangements of orchestral music by fellow French composers Paul Dukas, Maurice Ravel and Emmanuel Chabrier. The composition is very descriptive, beginning the celebration very sensuously, in the lower brasses and winds, with a more yearning theme in the upper voices.

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Paul Hindemith – “Konzertmusik,” Op. Kevin Puts, “Millennium Canons”. To my knowledge, the earliest modern post 78 rpm-era performance of Dionysiaques was recorded in by Musique des Equipages de la Flotte de Toulon, conducted by Jean Maillot.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: His father hoped he would become an organist. What gives Dionysiaques its staying power as a concert band piece?

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