Gabriel Grovlez

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Gabriel Marie Grovlez (4 April 1879 in Lille, France – 20 October 1944 in Paris, France) was an eminent French composer and conductor.

He studied with Gabriel Fauré at the Conservatoire de Paris, and taught at the Schola Cantorum.[1] 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'almanach aux images, which are settings for the piano of poems, including Berceuse de la poupée and Petites litanies de Jésus.

Selected works[edit]

Stage
  • 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 Émile Vuillermoz
Chamber music
  • 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)
Piano
  1. La sieste
  2. Chose du soir
  3. Chanson de grand-père
  4. Chanson d'ancêtre
  5. Chanson pour faire danser en rond les petits enfants
  6. Pepita
  • 3 Improvisations sur Londres (3 Impressions of London) (1910)
  1. Westminster Abbey in A minor
  2. The Park
  3. Soir de dimanche sur les bords de la Tamise (Sunday Evening on the Thames Embankment) in A major
  1. Les marionnettes
  2. Berceuse de la poupée
  3. La sarabande
  4. Chanson du chasseur
  5. Les Ånes
  6. Le pastour
  7. Chanson de l'escarpolette
  8. Petites litanies de Jésus
  • Trois pièces (1913)
  1. Évocation
  2. Barcarolle
  3. Scherzo
  • Fancies, 7 Pieces (1915)
  1. Sérénade
  2. Nocturne
  3. Petite valse
  4. Berceuse
  5. Fileuse
  6. Rêverie
  7. Cake Walk
  • Trois valses romantiques (1917)
  • Deux études de difficulté transcendante (1919)
  • Impressions, 2 Pieces (1934)
Vocal
  • La chambre blanche, 10 Songs on poems of Henry Bataille (1903)
  • La flûte for voice and piano (1907); words by José-Maria de Heredia
  • Sagesse, 5 Poems of Paul Verlaine 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
  • Les mélancolies passionnées, 8 Songs on poems of Charles Guérin (1924)
  • Trois ballades françaises for voice and piano on poems of Paul Fort (1927)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grovlez Biography". Piano Society. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 

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