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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Beyond Debussy and Ravel: There are quite a few performances on YouTube as dionysiaqued — mostly live performances. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Dionysiaques | Florent Schmitt

Schmitt was born in Lorraine, near the German border. Dionysiaques was not played until after World War I, during which time Schmitt wrote for chorus and military band.

However, it is in the public domain in Canada where IMSLP is hosted and other countries where the term is life-plus years such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide. His residency in Italy was followed by trips to Russa and North Africa. After awhile, the first of a series of jaunty, march-like party themes begins. In Japan, a country with a strong school wind ensemble tradition, Dionysiaques began appearing as band competition fare. Schmitt worked on the piece throughoutand in December completed Dionysiaques.

Retrieved from ” http: Just donysiaques to this composition will help you to understand its complexities and difficulties in performance.

His parents loved music and assiduously controlled what he listened to, steering him toward the Dionusiaques and German Romantic repertories. Gilbert of Doane Collegealso included the legendary Frederick Fennell as an advisor on the project.


You can hear several examples herehere and here. You are commenting using your WordPress.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. His father hoped he would become an organist. 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.

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.

Included on these programs are concert band works by Hector Berlioz and Henri Tomasi, along with wind arrangements of dionsyiaques music by fellow French composers Paul Dukas, Maurice Ravel and Emmanuel Chabrier. 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 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.

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Schmitt uses short bursts of highly chromatic material to elude to the sense of unpredictability that is often associated with such alcohol-induced celebrations.

Florent Schmitt, like Berlioz a generation before him, was both a composer and a critic.

Dionysiaques, Op.62 (Schmitt, Florent)

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Throughout his life, he composed for most major forms of music, except dlonysiaques opera. Michalsky, “Fanfare After 17th Century Dances”. When you completely immerse yourself in the music, you really can see people dancing!

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This site uses cookies. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Dionysiaques Around the World: Meyerowitz, “Three Comments on War”. 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. Paul Hindemith – “Konzertmusik,” Op. Email required Address never made public.

Malone had these fascinating if irreverent words to say about the stunning piece of music that is Dionysiaques:. The picture shown was taken around that time. Please obey the copyright laws of your country.

Composition Year Genre Categories 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 ; For 2 players. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Email required Address never made public.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The work was originally scored for: The music has also been performed at the University of Maryland in College Park within the past several years. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here