French Piano Music

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Re: French Piano Music

Post by 4candles » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:48 pm

isokani wrote:Yes, I think he died in 1949. Is it 70 years for copyright in France? That means if I record something next year, and it came out in 2019, there would be nothing to pay. I've noticed that these pieces are listed by the Bibliotheque Nationale and are held at the Richelieu site. Have you (or do you know anyone who has) experience of obtaining items from them that are still in copyright (if only just)?
I've ordered pieces from the BnF that are not under copyright, but not those still within.
These two pages might help if you haven't already seen them:

Reproducing documents

Making commercial use of documents

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Re: French Piano Music

Post by musiclife217 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:26 pm

There is a very large piano album of music by Felicien David posted on BnF, though the contents are not listed.

I did my best to list them here. Some of the pieces are quite nice and worth a look!

LINK:

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b5 ... k=150215;2

CONTENTS:

Romance sans Paroles - Melodie - L'absence

Airs de Ballet et Marche de la Perle du Bresil (arr. A. de Garaudé)
No. 01 - Fandango et Tarentelle
No. 02 - Rondeña
No. 03 - Marche

Allegretto Agitato

Andante

Andante (en La Bemol) extrait de la Symphonie en Ut Mineur (arr. Piano)

Pensees Melodiques, Deux - Les Deux Amies
No. 01 - Carmina
No. 02 - Flavia

Meditations, Deux
No. 01 - Nocturne - Le Chant de l'Exile
No. 02 - Berceuse - Reve d'une jeune fille

Bluettes, Deux - l'Espagnole et l'Allemande
No. 01 - l'Espagnole
No. 02 - l'Allemande

Esquisses Symphoniques, 6
No. 01 - Priere
No. 02 - Querelle et Reconciliation
No. 03 - Larmes et Regrets
No. 04 - Marine
No. 05 - Melancolie
No. 06 - Caprice

Valse - Henriette

Melodie (Allegretto)

Fantaisies, Trois - Les Minarets
No. 01 - Souvenir d'Egypte
No. 02 - Sous La Tente
No. 03 - Adieux a l'Orient

Ode Symphonie - Introduction pour Piano de la 4e Partie de Christophe Colomb - Nouveau Monde (Andantino) (arr. Piano)

Reverie (Poco Allegretto)

Fantaisie, Petite - Melodie du 'Le Desert' - Reverie du Soir

Romance sans Paroles (Andantino)

Scherzo de La Symphonie en Ut Mineur (arr. Piano)

Reverie - Le soir

Melodies-Valses, Trois
No. 01 - Le Myrte
No. 02 - La Pensee
No. 03 - La Violette

Melodie-Valse (4eme) - Doux Souvenir

Melodies Orientales - Book I
No. 01 - Une Promenade sur Le Nil
No. 02 - Smyrne a H...
No. 03 - Fantasia Harabi
Melodies Orientales - Book II
No. 01 - Fantasia Harabi
No. 02 - Priere a H...
No. 03 - Vieux Caire, sur les Bords du Nil
No. 04 - A Jenny Montgolfier
Melodies Orientales - Book III
No. 01 - Air Arabe - Egyptienne (sp.?) a E... (sp.?)
[No. 02 - Le Harem [see Brises d'Orient]
[Melodies Orientales also published as Brises d'Orient with some new pieces added!]
Aux Filles d'Egypte
Reverie
A Une Smgrniote
L'Almee
Souvenir d'Occident
Anais St. Didier
Une Larme De Douleur
Un Moment de Bonheur
Reverie

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Re: French Piano Music

Post by Jean-Séb » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:21 pm

This is just FABULOUS. Thank you so much for pointing at this, probably linked with the recent release of a beautiful CD-album with a few piano pieces :
http://www.crescendo-magazine.be/lhomma ... ien-david/
complementing the old piano CD
https://musique.fnac.com/a348611/Felici ... o-CD-album

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Re: French Piano Music

Post by musiclife217 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:50 am

Jean-Séb wrote:This is just FABULOUS. Thank you so much for pointing at this, probably linked with the recent release of a beautiful CD-album with a few piano pieces :
http://www.crescendo-magazine.be/lhomma ... ien-david/
complementing the old piano CD
https://musique.fnac.com/a348611/Felici ... o-CD-album
And I did not know about these discs! Thank YOU! Putting our heads together is what these forums are all about I suppose!

I am having trouble with the "Crescendo" link, as an aside.

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Re: French Piano Music

Post by Jean-Séb » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:22 am

musiclife217 wrote:I am having trouble with the "Crescendo" link, as an aside.
You may try this link with short excerpts :
https://www.amazon.fr/Christophe-Colomb ... 8469729977
and another review (less enthusiastic) :
http://www.classiquenews.com/livre-cd-c ... -bru-zane/
To me, the best of David is clearly is chamber music, not his piano music unfortunately.

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Re: French Piano Music

Post by musiclife217 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:07 pm

mballan wrote:I have posted previous works by Henri Kowalski (1841 - 1916)......here is his scintilating Op 3 Paraphrase sur des Airs Nationaux Portugais.

Malcolm

Op 3 Paraphrase sur des Airs Nationaux Portugais
Kowalski H - Op 3 Paraphrase sur des Airs Nationaux Portugais.pdf
Does anyone have some other rare pieces from Henri Kowalski?

I am especially looking for his Op. 87 Berceuse and his Op. 89 Nocturne (3rd)....

Thank you!

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Re: French Piano Music

Post by Jim Faston » Wed May 16, 2018 7:52 pm

musiclife217 wrote:There is a very large piano album of music by Felicien David posted on BnF, though the contents are not listed.

I did my best to list them here. Some of the pieces are quite nice and worth a look!

LINK:

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b5 ... k=150215;2

CONTENTS:

Romance sans Paroles - Melodie - L'absence

Airs de Ballet et Marche de la Perle du Bresil (arr. A. de Garaudé)
No. 01 - Fandango et Tarentelle
No. 02 - Rondeña
No. 03 - Marche

Allegretto Agitato

Andante

Andante (en La Bemol) extrait de la Symphonie en Ut Mineur (arr. Piano)

Pensees Melodiques, Deux - Les Deux Amies
No. 01 - Carmina
No. 02 - Flavia

Meditations, Deux
No. 01 - Nocturne - Le Chant de l'Exile
No. 02 - Berceuse - Reve d'une jeune fille

Bluettes, Deux - l'Espagnole et l'Allemande
No. 01 - l'Espagnole
No. 02 - l'Allemande

Esquisses Symphoniques, 6
No. 01 - Priere
No. 02 - Querelle et Reconciliation
No. 03 - Larmes et Regrets
No. 04 - Marine
No. 05 - Melancolie
No. 06 - Caprice

Valse - Henriette

Melodie (Allegretto)

Fantaisies, Trois - Les Minarets
No. 01 - Souvenir d'Egypte
No. 02 - Sous La Tente
No. 03 - Adieux a l'Orient

Ode Symphonie - Introduction pour Piano de la 4e Partie de Christophe Colomb - Nouveau Monde (Andantino) (arr. Piano)

Reverie (Poco Allegretto)

Fantaisie, Petite - Melodie du 'Le Desert' - Reverie du Soir

Romance sans Paroles (Andantino)

Scherzo de La Symphonie en Ut Mineur (arr. Piano)

Reverie - Le soir

Melodies-Valses, Trois
No. 01 - Le Myrte
No. 02 - La Pensee
No. 03 - La Violette

Melodie-Valse (4eme) - Doux Souvenir

Melodies Orientales - Book I
No. 01 - Une Promenade sur Le Nil
No. 02 - Smyrne a H...
No. 03 - Fantasia Harabi
Melodies Orientales - Book II
No. 01 - Fantasia Harabi
No. 02 - Priere a H...
No. 03 - Vieux Caire, sur les Bords du Nil
No. 04 - A Jenny Montgolfier
Melodies Orientales - Book III
No. 01 - Air Arabe - Egyptienne (sp.?) a E... (sp.?)
[No. 02 - Le Harem [see Brises d'Orient]
[Melodies Orientales also published as Brises d'Orient with some new pieces added!]
Aux Filles d'Egypte
Reverie
A Une Smgrniote
L'Almee
Souvenir d'Occident
Anais St. Didier
Une Larme De Douleur
Un Moment de Bonheur
Reverie

A fantastic find indeed. It appears that someone has begun the process of splitting the book up and uploading the individual pieces to IMSLP, both original color and B&W conversions.

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Re: French Piano Music

Post by musiclife217 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:51 am

Jean-Séb wrote:This is just FABULOUS. Thank you so much for pointing at this, probably linked with the recent release of a beautiful CD-album with a few piano pieces :
http://www.crescendo-magazine.be/lhomma ... ien-david/
complementing the old piano CD
https://musique.fnac.com/a348611/Felici ... o-CD-album
Glad there is still interest in Felicien David.

It is worthy of noting that the piece titled Le Soir is a different "Le Soir" piece of music from that posted on IMSLP. It seems that David used the title Reverie / Le Soir for a number of different pieces! Also, thank you to whomever has been posting and converting the scores to IMSLP! :)

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Re: French Piano Music

Post by soh choon wee » Mon May 28, 2018 10:09 am

Can anyone comment on Gaby Casadesus' "Ma Technique Quotidienne"?

I wonder if this book is out of copyright?

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Re: French Piano Music

Post by Jean-Séb » Mon May 28, 2018 11:37 am

I doubt it, as she died only in 1999. For most countries, it won't be out of copyright before many, many years !

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