French Piano Music

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Here is op.110 n°3, Espagnole, that I think I have already shared on the former PiPhi.
Godard - 110 n.3 - Lanterne magique - Espagnole.pdf
These other two have also been shared previously (NMS I believe).
Godard - 055 n.1 - Lanterne magique - Postillon.pdf
Godard - 055 n.3 - Lanterne magique - Trois Inconnues.pdf
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Here's my reworking of the currently circulating scan (from IMSLP) of book 5, Op.115. There's really not much that I can do to improve the quality without spending copious amounts of time, but I was able to improve the layout somewhat.
Godard_Lanterne magique V, Op.115 complete.pdf
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I don't recall seeing this anywhere: Paolo Gallico's edition of the Vénitienne, Op.110 No.2. No great revelations here. My reworking of the file from Hathitrust.
Godard_Lanterne magique IV, Op.110 No.2 - Vénitienne (Barcarolle No.4) (ed. Gallico).pdf
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I haven't found anything of him here, so this is a contribution: Gaston Bernheimer, french composer, Nocturne in c sharp minor. It is from a "supplément" of another piece found on Gallica. I think it is a great composition.
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Many thanks to Gamma1734 for this. I could have sworn I uploaded my B&W version and provided a link to his YouTube performance right after it appeared but I'm not finding it. I did a little digging which leads me to believe this is his Op.29 No.1 (from Deux nocturnes, Op.29).

B&W version:
Bernheimer_Nocturne in C-sharp minor.pdf
Gamma1734's YouTube performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a4jVMriiyI

original from here:
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k ... texteImage
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A little gem. Thanks to Gamma, Riselka and Jim.
In Bach we trust.
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Thank you Jim for the cut and clean version of this. Of course, I should have mentioned, Riselka found this score, not I did.
Also thanks for posting the original too. I will try to play and upload more of his music, it definitely seems worth it.
But further scores I would probably upload in the "Italian Piano Music" category, since Gaston Bernheimer, in fact Gastone Bernheimer,
is a composer who was born in Livorno, Italy. I couldn't figure out his official citizenship though.
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Magnifique et mélancolique ! Merci Gamma.
I found this indication in le Guide musical de 1907 :
L'autre récital, exclusivement pianistique, a été celui de M. Gaston Bernheimer, qui nous vient d'Allemagne, mais dont la patrie (où il va retourner) est cependant l'Italie.
This confirms he was Italian, maybe mainly based in Germany, but quite active in concerts in France.
Another note from 1908, Le Ménestrel :
M. Gaston Bernheimer, le distingué pianiste et compositeur, vient de se faire entendre à la salle Pleyel, et a été accueilli par le nombreux et élégant 'public avec un enthousiasme très légitime. Son jeu, tout de charme. de souplesse et de virtuosité a séduit le public qui a chaleureusement applaudi le virtuose. Le programme, du plus haut intérêt artistique comportait plusieurs œuvres, inconnues à Paris, de Théodore Leschetizky et des pages de monsieur Bernheimer lui-même.
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Just scanned from a collection "Le Monde musical", the missing n°2 of Benjamin Godard's op.14. I uploaded it on IMSLP but here it is.
Godard B. op.14 n°2 Souvenir B&W.pdf
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