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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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. John, there are numerous recordings of Dionysiaques available at the present time. Contents 1 Performances 1.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Pieces ; For wind band ; Scores featuring wind band ; For orchestra without strings ; For piano 4 hands arr ; Scores featuring the piano ; Diinysiaques featuring the piano 4 hands ; For 2 players.

Please obey the copyright laws of your country. Gilbert of Doane Collegealso included the legendary Frederick Fennell as an advisor on the project. Schmitt was considered a pioneer during his lifetime, rejected by some and embraced by others for a style that influenced and helped prepare for later innovations by Stravinsky, Ravel, Honegger and Roussel. Paul Hindemith – “Konzertmusik,” Op. Kevin Puts, “Millennium Canons”. When Richard Strauss conducted his works at the Concerts Lamoureux inSchmitt encountered a composer whose style he was soon to embrace.


His style was primarily impressionistic, was similar to that of Debussy, but also included elements of Wagner and Richard Strauss. In a time when many composers embraced Impressionism, his music, albeit influenced by Debussy, was admired for its energy, dynamism, grandeur, and virility, for dionysiaqes union of French clarity and 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 strong bold colours, violent emotions and extreme contrasts.

Florent Schmitt was born in Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. What gives Dionysiaques its staying power as a concert band piece? You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Some of the Japanese recordings are of a somewhat truncated score, lasting diohysiaques 8 minutes instead of the usual 11, so be careful about those. Meyerowitz, “Three Comments on War”.

His residency in Italy was followed by trips to Russa and North Africa.

His father hoped he would become an organist. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Create a free website or blog at WordPress. As in many orientalist works, Schmitt uses erotic dancing and hysteria as occasions for musical innovation. Xi Wang, “Winter Blossom”.

Notify me of new posts via email. Michalsky, “Fanfare After 17th Century Dances”. Everything but the kitchen sink: Work Title Dionysiaques, Op. Naxos Javascript not enabled. After awhile, the first of a series of jaunty, march-like party themes begins.

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Dionysiaques Florent Schmitt Born: As this work was first published before or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no “restoration” under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well. This site uses cookies. It has been clearly superseded by many newer recordings, although it remains of historical interest.


It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus years. Notify me of new comments via email. Email required Address never made public.

Dionysiaques, Op.62 (Schmitt, Florent)

At times, the celebration seems dionysiaqies 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.

Join 11 other followers. Countless wind ensembles from middle school and high school up through college, as well as professional groups, program the piece regularly, and there have been dozens of recordings made by these Japanese ensembles. You are commenting using your Facebook account.