French Piano Music

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Re: French Piano Music

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I have never seen No.5, but here are the others (NMS).
Best wishes.
Bizet,G.-.Cinq-Romances sans paroles No.1 Chanson d'Avril-(pno-Choudens-Edition).pdf
Bizet,G.-.Cinq-Romances sans paroles No.2 Extase-(pno-Choudens-Edition).pdf
Bizet,G.-.Cinq-Romances sans paroles No.3 Chanson provencale-(pno-Choudens-Edition).pdf
Bizet,G.-.Cinq-Romances sans paroles No.4 Meditation-(pno-Choudens-Edition).pdf
Bizet,G.-.Piano-Work-Catalogue.pdf
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Re: Georges Bizet Chansons-mélodies / romances sans paroles WD 46

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pcovitz1968 wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:21 pm
A search on WorldCat reveals 2 libraries that seem to possess the original edition of all five pieces:
https://www.worldcat.org/title/chansons ... /844052167
* British Library, St. Pancras, London
* Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
There's a Bizet collection at the University of Missouri, referencing these pieces: http://digital.wustl.edu/bizet/collecti ... odies.html
Interesting to note that 10 pieces were originally intended, but only 5 published.

It's not clear if the compiler has copies of everything. If nothing further surfaces here, then you could put a request through to one of the libraries for a copy

http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004221049

https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb42854669r (click the "Buy a Reproduction" link)
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Gabriel PIERNE (1863-1937)
Composer, conductor and organist Pierne was a contemporary of Claude Debussy. Not to be confused with organist Louis Vierne who passed away in the same year.

From Alfor's post of Les Chefs-d'Oeuvre des Grands Contemporains comes this early work.
PIERNE Intermezzo.pdf
https://musescore.com/user/4151271/scores/7116616

Written for orchestra, the Intermezzo is one of Pierné's earliest published works. It was written in 1881 and was dedicated to the composer's aunt, Eugénie Robillon. This piano reduction gives the dedicatee as Eugénie Philippon. (married name?). It is not on IMSLP. I have taken the metronome marking from the orchestral score to supplement the Allegretto direction.

See also: https://repertoire-explorer.musikmph.de ... /4083.html

The piano version has been recorded by Diane Anderson:
https://www.discogs.com/release/1629782 ... ntermezzo-
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Re: French Piano Music

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FW190 wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:15 pm I have never seen No.5, but here are the others (NMS).
Best wishes.

Bizet,G.-.Cinq-Romances sans paroles No.1 Chanson d'Avril-(pno-Choudens-Edition).pdfBizet,G.-.Cinq-Romances sans paroles No.2 Extase-(pno-Choudens-Edition).pdfBizet,G.-.Cinq-Romances sans paroles No.3 Chanson provencale-(pno-Choudens-Edition).pdfBizet,G.-.Cinq-Romances sans paroles No.4 Meditation-(pno-Choudens-Edition).pdfBizet,G.-.Piano-Work-Catalogue.pdf
Omg thank you so much!!! That's 4 down one to go! I actually tried making a piano arrangement in Sibelius of the Chanson Provençale today, based on the piano/vocal score... Suffice to say, I have no skill as an arranger, only as a copyist!
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Re: Georges Bizet Chansons-mélodies / romances sans paroles WD 46

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bingo wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:35 pm
pcovitz1968 wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:21 pm
A search on WorldCat reveals 2 libraries that seem to possess the original edition of all five pieces:
https://www.worldcat.org/title/chansons ... /844052167
* British Library, St. Pancras, London
* Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
There's a Bizet collection at the University of Missouri, referencing these pieces: http://digital.wustl.edu/bizet/collecti ... odies.html
Interesting to note that 10 pieces were originally intended, but only 5 published.

It's not clear if the compiler has copies of everything. If nothing further surfaces here, then you could put a request through to one of the libraries for a copy

http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004221049

https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb42854669r (click the "Buy a Reproduction" link)
Thank you! I will give them a look!
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Re: Georges Bizet Chansons-mélodies / romances sans paroles WD 46

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bingo wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:35 pm There's a Bizet collection at the University of Missouri, referencing these pieces: http://digital.wustl.edu/bizet/collecti ... odies.html
Interesting to note that 10 pieces were originally intended, but only 5 published.

It's not clear if the compiler has copies of everything. If nothing further surfaces here, then you could put a request through to one of the libraries for a copy

http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004221049

https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb42854669r (click the "Buy a Reproduction" link)
It actually would never have occurred to me that a library would provide a digitized copy, but following your suggestion, I opened an online account at the BNF and submitted a request for a price quote. This morning I was wonderfully surprised that they had provided me with a full scan, free of charge (I assume it was already in their digital library and that someone didn't make a special scan just for me). I'm SO pleased! Here is the full set, including the missing Chanson Arabe, for anyone who may be interested! (I will now be transcribing the entire set into Sibelius...feel free to contact me if you'd be interested in a copy when I'm done.)

I've renamed the file according to PP guidelines... Apologies for my first attempt without knowing the rules!

Bizet - WD 46 - Chansons-melodies, Romances sans paroles.pdf
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Re: French Piano Music

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Jean HURÉ
(1877-1930)
Composer, organist and teacher of Yves Nat and Manuel Rosenthal.

From the collection Les Chefs-d'Oeuvre des Grands Contemporains, this short Chant de guerre, Esquisses pour un drame légendaire No.2, dedicated to Alfred Cortot. I've reset to make it less cramped and address some editing errors.
HURÉ Chant de guerre.pdf
As it was written in 1897, although not published until 1903, I wondered how the Cortot dedication came about, but I note that Cortot was also born in 1877 so they may have encountered each other as students. I googled the two names together and found a reference to some sheet music of Huré from Cortot's own collection.

Printed copy held at BNF: http://ark.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb43057142t
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Re: French Piano Music

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You can read here
https://commulysse.angers.fr/ark:/54380 ... ea9be8285c
the letter of Alfred Cortot to Jean Huré, dated June 1898, in which Cortot thanks Huré for his Chant de guerre.
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Re: French Piano Music

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Jean-Séb wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:17 am You can read here
https://commulysse.angers.fr/ark:/54380 ... ea9be8285c
the letter of Alfred Cortot to Jean Huré, dated June 1898, in which Cortot thanks Huré for his Chant de guerre.
Amazing! Thanks for posting.
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