Claude Pascal

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Claude Pascal (born February 19, 1921[1] in Paris), is a French composer.

After studying at the Paris Conservatoire, he obtained the 1945 Premier Prix de Rome for the cantata, La farce du contre Bandier.[1] After a brief period as conductor of the Opéra-Comique, Pascal became professor at the Paris Conservatoire in 1952, a position he held until his retirement in 1987. From 1969 to 1979 he worked as a music critic for Le Figaro, and from 1983 to 1991 he was an expert on copyright issues at the Paris Court of Appeals.[2]

Pascal's extensive work as a composer includes practically every musical genre. The discography of his works consists of more than thirty CDs.

Works[edit]

  • Quatuor à cordes, 1943
  • Octuor for wind instruments, 1944
  • Sonatine for alto saxophone and piano, 1947
  • 1ère Sonate for violin and piano, 1947
  • Air varié for contrabass and piano, 1950
  • Pop-corn for violin and piano, 1951
  • Toccata for piano, 1952
  • Pastorale héroïque for trombone and piano, 1952
  • Pièce for oboe and piano, 1952
  • Sonatine for violin and piano, 1952
  • Impromptu for alto saxophone and piano, 1953
  • Improvisation en forme de canon for trombone and piano, 1958
  • Concerto for piano and chamber orchestra, 1958
  • Concerto for cello and orchestra, 1959
  • Musique pour harpe, 1960
  • Quatuor de saxophones, 1961
  • Ouverture pour un conte de fées for orchestra, 1961
  • 2ème Sonate for violin and piano, 1963
  • Ut ou do, 5 pieces for children's choir, 1963
  • Sonate for horn and piano, 1963
  • Trois Légendes for clarinet and piano, 1963
  • Six Pièces variées for flute and piano, 1965
  • Six Pièces variées for clarinet and piano, 1965
  • Six Pièces variées for trumpet and piano, 1965
  • Sonate en 6 minutes 30 for tuba, bass trombone, or saxhorn and piano, 1966
  • Grave et Presto for cello and piano, 1966
  • Concerto for harp and orchestra, 1967
  • Orchestration of The art of fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach (with Marcel Bitsch), 1967
  • Suite for piano, 1970
  • Sonate for cello and piano, 1971
  • Quatre Etudes for piano, 1980
  • Triptyque ferroviaire, 3 pieces for two-part children's choir, 1980
  • L'Invitation aux voyages, 5 pieces for three-part choir, 1981
  • Portrait de l'oiseau-qui-n'existe-pas, song for soprano and piano, 1981
  • Sonatine for piano, 1982
  • Suite française for cello solo, 1982
  • J'ai voulu te rejoindre, song for soprano and piano, 1982
  • Elégie for organ, 1986
  • Danse des Lutins for flute and piano, 1986
  • Offertoire for organ, 1986
  • Carnet de notes, 74 progressive pieces for piano, 1987
  • Sonate for violin solo, 1990
  • 60 Petites Etudes for piano, 1991
  • Trois Inventions for flute quartet, 1991
  • Framboise et Amandine, les jumelles de l'espace, comic opera for children, 1992
  • Piano-rétro, 8 pieces for piano, 1992
  • Farfelettes, 10 pieces for children's choir and one or two instruments, 1993
  • Paraphrase sur "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin for clarinet or alto saxophone and piano, 1994
  • Quatre Farfelettes for voice and piano, 1998
  • Sonate for horn solo, 1997
  • Trio for soprano or tenor flutes, 1997
  • Concerto for flute and string orchestra, 1996
  • Trois Etudes-Caprices for piano four-hands, 1998
  • Partita for alto saxophone and piano, 1999
  • Scherzetto for saxophone quartet, 2002
  • Sonate for two flutes, 2002
  • Suite chorégraphique, 5 pieces for saxophone quartet, 2003
  • Top-Model et Cie, 3 songs for soprano and piano, 2003
  • Eléments de solfège, 4 songs for voice and piano, 2003
  • Allegro, Choral et Fugato for horn quartet, 2004
  • Equinoxe for horn and piano, 2004
  • Notturno for violin and piano, 2005
  • Rituel tibétain for horn quartet, 2005
  • Sérénade for guitar, 2005
  • Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra, 2006
  • Déjà 1 an !, song for voice and piano, 2006
  • Atout Chœur, 5 pieces for mixed choir and organ or piano, 2007
  • Entrée pour un mariage, Paraphrase of the Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn for flute and organ, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marc Honegger, Dictionnaire de la musique: Tome 2, Les Hommes et leurs œuvres. L-Z. ed. Bordas 1979, p. 834. (ISBN 2-04-010726-6)
  2. ^ Havard de La Montagne, Denis. "Claude Pascal". Musica et Memoria (French text), accessed 4 May 2014.