Vincent d’Indy

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Born: 27 March 1851 — Paris — France
Died: 2 December 1931 — Paris — France
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Life

Well known as a co-founder of the Schola Cantorum, d’Indy was also a renowned teacher and composer. Several of his more prominent pupils include: Erik Satie, Roland Manuel, and Bohuslav Martinu. He considered teaching more of a mission than a livelihood and he freely funded the Schola Cantorum from his own resources. He put into practice his belief that music education should develop the complete musician — the knowledge of music theory and music history, as well as the practical skills of music performance, all this in direct contrast to the practice of the Conservatoire, known as a school that turned out professional performers with little knowledge of the historical or theoretical elements of music. At his initial address of the Schola Cantorum, d’Indy declared that "Art is not a craft and that no school of Art should be only an institution for turning out craftsmen."

[in French]

Célèbre co-fondateur de la Schola Cantorum, Vincent d’Indy fut également reconnu en tant que pédagogue et compositeur. Parmi ses élèves éminents figurent: Erik Satie, Roland Manuel, et Bohuslav Martinů. Pour d’Indy, l’enseignement était une vocation plutôt qu’un simple gagne-pain, et il fournissait volontiers de sa propre poche les fonds nécessaires a la Scola Cantorum. Il prêchait d’exemple sa croyance qu’une formation musicale devrait former le musicien entier, c’est-à-dire l’étudiant doit acquérir une bonne connaissance de la théorie et de l’histoire de la musique de même que de cultiver le côté pratique et technique de la musique. Ces idées allaient à l’encontre de ce qui se passait au Conservatoire, qui formait des interprètes professionnels dotés de peu de connaissance des éléments de la théorie et de l’histoire de la musique. Lors de sa première présentation de la Scola Cantorum, d’Indy déclara que "L’Art n’est pas un métier; une Ecole d’Art ne devrait pas être tout simplement un établissement pour entraîner les artisans".

Choral Varié (1903)

One of the most beautiful pieces written for saxophone in this century, the Choral Varié was commissioned by and is dedicated to American saxophonist and pioneer of saxophone repertory Elise Boyer Hall (1851-1924). The work was premiered on January 5, 1904 in Boston and was later performed on May 5, 1904 in Paris at a concert of the Société Nationale attended by leading musicians of the turn of the century French school. Choral Varié was a piece that helped make composers aware of the expressive and noble qualities inherent to the saxophone. One of the many revues of the Paris concert praised the music, if not the performance: "The somewhat austere and intellectual beauty of this flawless polyphony appear worthy of the renown and probity of the composer. W.H.S.

Published by Durand et Cie.

[in French]

Choral Varié (1903)

L’un des plus beaux morceaux de ce siècle écrit pour le saxophone, le Choral Varié fut commandé par et dédié à Madame Elise Boyer Hall (1851-1924), saxophoniste américaine et pionnière du répertoire de saxophone. La première du Choral Varié eut lieu le 5 janvier, 1904 à Boston, et il fut interprété plus tard, le 5 mai, 1904 à Paris, lors d’un concert de la Société Nationale, auquel assistaient des musiciens éminents de l’Ecole Française du tournant du siècle. Le Choral Varié a initié les compositeurs aux qualités nobles et expressives du saxophone. L’une des nombreuses revues du concert à Paris fit des louanges de la musique plutôt que de son exécution: "La beauté plutôt austère et cérébrale de cette polyphonie parfaite mérite la renommée et la probité du compositeur." W.H.S.

Edité par: Durand et Cie.

(Contribution by William H Street <bill.street(at)ualberta.ca>.)

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20 March 1887: Premiere of Symphony Cévenoles, in Paris, France.
28 February 1904: Premiere of Symphony no. 2 in B flat major, in Paris, France.

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(1801) Franz Joseph Haydn: Premiere of Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), in Vienna, Austria.
(1866) Max Bruch: Premiere of Bruch's violin concerto no. 1 in g minor op. 26, in Koblenz, Germany, with Joachim playing violin and Bruch conducting.
(1866) Joseph Joachim: Premiere of Bruch's violin concerto no. 1 in g minor op. 26, in Koblenz, Germany, with Joachim playing violin and Bruch conducting.
(1911) Alban Berg: Premiere of piano sonata op. 1 and string quartet op. 3, in Vienna, Austria.
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[details ←] French Harpsichordists Volume 5: Works of Chambonnieres, Destouches, Duphly, Lalande, Lully, Marais, Rameau, and Royer (score), piano, harpsichord,
[details ←] Premier Grand Caprice, Op. 5/M. 13 (score), piano,
[details ←] Symphonie sur un Chant Montagnard Francais, Op. 25 (Symphony on a French Mountain Air) - full score, piano, percussion, harp,
[details ←] Choral Varie, Op. 55 - solo part (viola), alto saxophone, viola, sax, percussion, harp, saxophone,
[details ←] Lied for Cello (or Viola), Op. 19 - solo part, viola, percussion, cello,
[details ←] Petite Sonate dans le Forme Classique, Op. 9 (score), piano,
[details ←] Poem des Montagnes, Op. 15 (score), piano,
[details ←] Wallenstein Trilogy, Op. 12; No. 1: Le Camp (Wallenstein’s Camp) - full score, percussion,
[details ←] Fantaisie on Popular French Themes for Oboe, Op. 31 - full score, oboe, percussion,
[details ←] Twenty French Organ Pieces - Volume 2 (score), organ,
[details ←] Symphony on a French Mountain Air, Op. 25 for Orchestra & Piano. Piano solo part, piano,
[details ←] Ballade, Op. 9 (score), piano,
[details ←] Chansons et Danses, Op. 50 (full score)
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[details ←] Chansons et Danses, Op. 50 - full score
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[details ←] Choral Varie, Op. 55 - full score, alto saxophone, viola, sax, percussion, harp, saxophone,
[details ←] Choral Varie, Op. 55 - set of parts, alto saxophone, viola, sax, percussion, harp, saxophone,
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