Georges Taconet

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Georges Taconet
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Born(1889-08-17)17 August 1889
Mont Saint Aignan
Died1962
Era20th century

Georges Taconet (Mont Saint Aignan, 17 August 1889 – 1962) was a provincial French composer based in Le Havre. He won the local Normandy prize Le prix Gossier in 1926.[1][2]

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

Works
  • L'Attente mystique, Triptych to poems by abbé fr:Louis Le Cardonnel (1862-1936) - orchestral version performed 1927, Le Havre
  • Piano Quintet - performed 1932, Paris, favourably reviewed by Paul Le Flem
  • Organ Prelude and Fugue - published by Hérelle, reviewed favourably in American Organist 1935[3]
  • Over sixty songs
Editions
Recordings
  • Taconet: Fourteen Songs. Dominique Méa (soprano) and Carlos Cebro (piano). Sonata in D minor for Violin and Piano: Fanny Clamagirand (violin) and Virginie Martineau (piano). Marco Polo 2002-2003, released 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Précis analytique des travaux de l'Académie des sciences - Académie des sciences, belles lettres & arts de Rouen 1926 Page 8 "Le prix Gossier, réservé cette année à l'auteur (né ou domicilié en Normandie) de la meilleure œuvre de musique vocale ou instrumentale, avait été décerné à M. Georges Taconet, du Havre."
  2. ^ Gérald Hugon - essay in booklet to Georges Taconet - Songs, Sonata in D minor Marco Polo; expanded notes on web http://georges.taconet.free.fr/biographie.php
  3. ^ American Organist Thomas Scott Godfrey Burhrman, American Guild of Organists - 1935 - Volumes 18 à 19 - Page 222 "Georges TACONET does better with a Prelude and Fugue of twelve pages (Herelle) which shows an individuality of style that is refreshing."

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