French Symphonique

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Instructor: Michel Bouvard
Location: Église de Gesú
Time: 8:30-10:30

NB:  Week 1 is full for active participants, registration for auditors is still open

 

French Symphonique: Franck, Guilmant, Vierne, Widor


To mark the centenary of the death of Alexander Guilmant, the course will explore some of his works, by situating and comparing them with some of the greatest pieces of his time composed by his illustrious colleagues and friends, Cesar Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, Louis Vierne

Repertoire:

Franck
Six pièces, org, 1856–64 (1868) (extraits) : Prélude, fugue et variation, b, also transcr. 2 pf/pf, hmn, 1873 (?c1873)
Pastorale, E
Prière, c♯
Trois pièces, org, 1878 (1883) : Fantaisie, A; Cantabile, B; Pièce héroïque, b
Trois chorals, E, b, a, org, 1890 (1892)

Guilmant
1ère sonate
5ème sonate
Pièces en différents styles :
op. 19, cinquième livraison : Allegretto en si mineur, Verset-Fantaisie en fa majeur
op. 44, onzième livraison : Élégie et fugue en fa mineur (1875)
op. 71, quinzième livraison : Prière et Berceuse, (1888)

Vierne
Symphonie no. 1, op. 14, 1898–9
Symphonie no. 2, op. 20, 1902–3
Symphonie no. 3, op. 28, 1911
Westminster, Clair de lune, Toccata, Impromptu

Widor
Symphonies 5
Symphonie romane, op. 73 (1900)