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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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Dionysiaques for band, Op. Schmitt uses short bursts of highly chromatic material to elude to the sense of unpredictability that is often associated with such alcohol-induced celebrations. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The title relates dinysiaques the festivals held in ancient Greece to celebrate Dionysus, the god of wine, fertility, drama, and other enjoyable things.

But something interesting happened, beginning in another corner of the world. The picture shown was taken around that time. His style was primarily impressionistic, was similar to that of Debussy, but also included elements of Wagner and Richard Strauss. Schmitt a free website or blog at WordPress. You can hear several examples herehere and here.

Beyond Debussy and Ravel: At times, the celebration seems to be calming down, and just before the end of the piece the music comes almost to a complete halt, but of course Schmitt has reserved the biggest climax of all for the end.

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Japan in particular has embraced Dionysiaques in a big way. Florent Schmitt was born in Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Post was not sent – check schmity email addresses! You are commenting using your Facebook account. Schmitt worked on the piece throughoutand in December completed Dionysiaques. Dionysiaques was not played until after World War I, during which time Schmitt wrote for chorus and military band.


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Dionysiaques Around the World: He began composition lessons with local composer Gustave Sandre, before entering the Paris Conservatoire at the age of Notify me of new comments via email. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Gilbert of Doane Collegealso included the legendary Frederick Fennell as an advisor on the project. Join 11 other followers. Xi Wang, “Winter Blossom”. Notify me of new comments via email. However, it is in the public domain in Canada where IMSLP dionysiaque hosted and other countries where the term is life-plus years such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here After a wild flourish by the woodiwinds, the party begins as the music becomes a wildly exhuberent dance.

Dionysiaques, Op.62 (Schmitt, Florent)

Dionysiaques is a brilliant, minute tour de force that takes the listener on an incredible sound journey. It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus years.

Today, Dionysiaques has become a common item on wind ensemble concert programs here in the United States. Pieces ; For wind band ; Scores featuring wind band ; For orchestra without strings ; For piano 4 hands arr ; Scores featuring the piano ; Scores featuring the scjmitt 4 hands ; For 2 players. Included on dionysiasues programs are concert band works by Hector Berlioz and Henri Tomasi, along with wind arrangements of orchestral music by fellow French composers Paul Dukas, Maurice Ravel and Emmanuel Chabrier.

Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Just listening to this composition will help you to understand its complexities and difficulties in performance.


It has been clearly superseded by many newer recordings, although it remains of historical interest. 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. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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YouTube clips of concert performances abound. In Japan, a country with a strong school wind ensemble tradition, Dionysiaques began appearing as band competition fare. 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. 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.

Do you have further details on the Garde Republicaine recording, such as the label on which it appeared? Countless wind ensembles from middle school and high school up through college, as well as professional groups, program the piece regularly, and there have been dozens of recordings made by these Japanese ensembles. The evaluation, administered by Jay W. You are commenting using your Facebook account.