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Gabriel Marie Grovlez
was an eminent French
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He studied with Gabriel Fauré
Gabriel Urbain Fauré was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th century composers...
at the Conservatoire de Paris
The Conservatoire de Paris is a college of music and dance founded in 1795, now situated in the avenue Jean Jaurès in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, France...
, and taught at the Schola Cantorum
The Schola Cantorum de Paris is a private music school in Paris. It was founded in 1894 by Charles Bordes, Alexandre Guilmant and Vincent d'Indy as a counterbalance to the Paris Conservatoire's emphasis on opera...
. His main work was with the Societé National de l'Opéra, and his compositions were mainly for voice. Much of his work shows strong neo-classical influences.
Works include L'almanac aux images
, which are settings for the piano of poems, including Berceuse de la poupée
and Les petites litanies de Jésus
- Cœur de Rubis, Légende féérique (Opera) in 3 acts (1906); libretto by Gabriel Montoya
- Maïmouna, Fantasy-Ballet in 2 scenes (1916); libretto by P. André Gérard
- La princesse au jardin, Ballet in 1 act (1943); libretto by Emile Vuillermoz
- Sonata for violin and piano (1908)
- Divertissement for flute and piano (1912)
- Concertino for flute or clarinet and piano
- Lamento et tarentelle for clarinet and piano (1923)
- Romance et scherzo for flute and piano (1927)
- Sarabande et allegro for oboe and piano (1929)
- Sicilienne et allegro giocoso for bassoon and piano (1930)
- Romance, scherzo et finale for viola and piano (1932)
- Sonata for cello and piano (1936)
- Au jardin de l'enfance (In The Garden of Childhood), 6 Pieces (1907)
- Improvisations sur Londres (1910)
- L'almanach aux images, 8 Pieces after poems of Tristan Klingsor
Tristan Klingsor, birth name Léon Leclère , was a French poet, musician, painter and art critic, best known for his artistic association with the composer Maurice Ravel.His pseudonym, combining the names of Wagner's hero Tristan and his villain Klingsor...
- Trois pièces (1913)
- Fancies, 7 Pieces (1915)
- Petite valse
- Cake Walk
- Trois valses romantiques (1917)
- Deux études de difficulté transcendante (1919)
- Impressions, 2 Pieces (1934)
- La chambre blanche, 10 Songs on poems of Henry Bataille
Félix-Henri Bataille was a French dramatist and poet. His works were extremely popular between 1900 and the start of World War I....
- La flûte for voice and piano (1907); words by José-Maria de Heredia
- Sagesse, 5 Poems of Paul Verlaine
Paul-Marie Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry.-Early life:...
for high voice and piano (1910)
- Trois mélodies sur des poèmes de Jean Dominique for voice and piano (1912)
- Guitares et mandolines for voice and piano (1913); words by Camille Saint-Saëns
Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns was a French Late-Romantic composer, organist, conductor, and pianist. He is known especially for The Carnival of the Animals, Danse macabre, Samson and Delilah, Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto No. 1, Havanaise, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, and his Symphony...
- Les mélancolies passionnées, 8 Songs on poems of Charles Guérin (1924)
- Trois ballades françaises for voice and piano on poems of Paul Fort
Paul Fort was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. At the age of 18, reacting against the Naturalistic theatre, Fort founded the Théâtre d’Art...