Georges Migot

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Georges Elbert Migot (27 February 1891 – 5 January 1976) was a prolific French composer. Though primarily known as a composer, he was also a poet, often integrating his poetry into his compositions, and an accomplished painter. He won the 1921 Prix Blumenthal.[1]

Works[edit]

Dramatic[edit]

  • Hugoromo, (Monte-Carlo, 9 May 1922)
  • Le Rossignol en amour, chamber opera, libretto by Migot (1926–8; Geneva, 2 March 1937)
  • Cantate d'Amour, opera, libretto by Migot (1949–50)
  • La Sulamite, opera, libretto by Migot (1969–70)
  • L'Arche, a spatial polyphony for soprano, women's chorus and orchestra, based on a poem by Migot (1971; Marseille, 3 May 1974)

Orchestral music: Symphonies[edit]

  • No. 1 Les Agrestides (1919–1920; Paris, 29 April 1922)
  • No. 2 (1927; Festival de Besançon, 7 September 1961)
  • No. 3 (1943–9)
  • No. 4 (1946–7)
  • Sinfonia da chiesa pour instruments à vent (1955; Roubaix, 4 December 1955)
  • No. 6 (for strings) (1944–51; Strasbourg, 12 June 1960)
  • No. 7 (for chamber orchestra) (1948–52)
  • No. 8 (for 15 wind instruments and 2 double basses)
  • No. 9 (for strings) (incomplete)
  • No. 10 (1962)
  • No. 11 (for wind instruments) (1963)
  • No. 12 (1954–64; Lille, 29 May 1972)
  • No. 13 (1967)
  • Petite symphonie en trois mouvements enchaînés pour orchestre à cordes (1970; Béziers, 23 July 1971)

Other orchestral works[edit]

  • Le Paravent de laque aux cinq images (1920; Paris, 21 January 1923)
  • La Fête de la bergère (1921; Paris: Théâtre Bériza, 21 November 1925)
  • Trois Ciné-ambiances (1922)
  • Suite for violin and orchestra (1924; Paris, 14 November 1925)
  • Dialogue pour piano et orchestre (1922–5; Paris, 25 March 1924)
  • Dialogue for cello and orchestra (1922–6; Paris, 7 February 1927)
  • Suite for piano and orchestra (Paris, 12 March 1927)
  • Suite en concert for harp and orchestra (Paris, 15 January 1928)
  • La Jungle, for organ and orchestra (1928; Paris, 9 January 1932)
  • Prélude pour un poète (Paris, 7 June 1929)
  • Le Livre des danceries (Paris, 12 December 1931)
  • Le Zodiaque (1931–9)
  • Phonic sous-marine (1962)
  • Concerto for piano and orchestra (1962; Paris, 26 June 1964)
  • Concerto for harpsichord and chamber orchestra (Paris, 12 December 1967)

Chamber music[edit]

  • Trio for oboe, violin and piano (1906)
  • Les Parques for 2 violins, viola and piano (1909)
  • Sonata for violin and piano (1911)
  • Au bord de l'Eure. 5 Aquarelles for violin, viola and piano (1917)
  • Trio for violin, viola et piano (1918)
  • 3 string quartets (1921, 1957, 1962)
  • Dialogue No. 1 for cello and piano (1922)
  • Dialogue No. 1 for violin and piano (1923)
  • Dialogue No. 2 for violin and piano (1925)
  • Quartet for 2 clarinets, basset horn and bass clarinet (1925)
  • Dialogue No. 2 for cello and piano (1929)
  • Suite for solo flute (1931)
  • Trio avec piano (1935)
  • Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon (1944)
  • String trio (1944–5)
  • Sonata for flute and piano (1945)
  • Sonate luthée for solo harp (1949)
  • Pastorale for 2 flutes (1950)
  • 2 sonatas for solo violin (1951, 1959)
  • Sonate for solo clarinet (1953)
  • Sonata for solo bassoon (1953)
  • Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and double bass (1954)
  • Sonata for solo cello (1954)
  • Saxophone quartet (1955)
  • Quartet for 2 violins and 2 cellos (1955)
  • Sonata for solo viola (1958)
  • Sonata for cello and piano (1958)
  • Quartet for flute, violin, cello and piano (1960)
  • Sonata for guitar and piano (1960)
  • Quartet for violin, viola, cello and piano (1961)
  • Sonata for 2 cellos (1962)
  • Suite for cor anglais and piano (1963)
  • Introduction for a chamber concert of 5 wind instruments (1964)
  • Trio for flute, cello and harp (1965)
  • Prelude for two guitars (1968)

Vocal music[edit]

  • Cortège d'Amphitrite (Albert Samain), for 4 voices et 4 string instruments
  • 7 Petites images du Japon, for voice and piano (1917)
  • Vini vinoque amor (L'Amour du vin et par le vin), for 2 voices, flute, cello and piano (1937)
  • 6 Tétraphones (G. Migot), for bariton, flute, violin and cello (1945)
  • L'Annonciation, oratorio (1943–6)
  • La Mise au Tombeau (G. Migot), oratorio for small chorus and wind quintet (1948–9)
  • Cantate d'amour (G. Migot), concert opera (1949–50)
  • Mystère orphique, for voice and orchestra (1951; Strasbourg, 18 March 1964)
  • La Résurrection, oratorio (1953; Strasbourg, 28 March 1969)
  • La Nativité de Notre Seigneur (G. Migot), mystery play for soloists, chorus and instruments (1954)
  • La Passion, oratorio in 12 episodes (1939–46; Paris, 25 July 1957)
  • Du ciel et de la terre, "symphonie spatiale pour un film" (1957)
  • Liturgie œcuménique, for 3 voices and organ (1958)
  • Chansons de Margot (Philéas Lebesque)
  • Psaume XIX, for chorus and orchestra
  • numerous vocal trios and quartets a cappella
  • Saint Germain d'Auxerre
  • Le Zodiaque chorégraphie lyrique (G. Migot) (1958–60)
  • La Plate, vaste savane, for soprano and instruments (1967)
  • 3 Chansons de joie et de souci, for voice and guitar (1969)
  • 3 Dialogues, for voice and cello (1972)
  • 5 Chants initiatiques, for voice and piano (1973)
  • large number of liturgical music

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georges Migot (1891-1976)". Larousse.fr.

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