Absil, Jean

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Composed 1935. This Petite Suite was inspired by the play of children. Bosworth, London has edited a transcription for band and another for fanfare. The firm of Gramola of Antwerp had made an LP record of the work.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Petite suite, op. 20 / Jean Absil. [c1953] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42529785

Composed 1936. First performance Brussels, April 1939, Société Philharmonique de Bruxelles, Franz André conductor.

From the description of Deuxième symphonie pour grand orchestre, op. 25 / Jean Absil. 1936. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42530582

Composed 1928. Based on popular Flemish themes.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Rhapsodie flamande / Jean Absil. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42530160

Composed 1933. First performance Brussels, 1939?, Orchestra of the Instïtut National Belge de Radiodiffusion (I.N.R.), Franz André conductor, Henri Desclin soloist. This concerto is accompanied by an orchestra without violins. It adopts the classical form of the concerto. In his Treatise of Orchestration, Charles Koechlin cites as an example a certain passage from this work where the violin solo is accompanied only by percussion instrument.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto pour violon et orchestre, op. 11 / Jean Absil. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42529668

Composed 1942. First performance Brussels, Orchestre National de Belgique, Charles Münch conductor. The variations are presented in the form of a symphony in three movements: I. Theme and 4 var.; II. 4 var.; III. 4 var. Dedicated to Charles Münch.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Variations symphoniques pour grand orchestre, op. 50 / Jean Absil. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42530755

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creatorOf Absil, Jean, 1893-1974. Petite suite, op. 20 / Jean Absil. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Absil, Jean, 1893-1974. Heure de grace. Trois mélodies sur des poèmes de Maurice Carême, op. 98. (Voix élevée). Eastman School of Music
creatorOf Absil, Jean, 1893-1974. Rhapsodie flamande / Jean Absil. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Absil, Jean, 1893-1974. Deuxième symphonie pour grand orchestre, op. 25 / Jean Absil. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Absil, Jean, 1893-1974. Variations symphoniques pour grand orchestre, op. 50 / Jean Absil. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Absil, Jean, 1893-1974. Concerto pour violon et orchestre, op. 11 / Jean Absil. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Absil, Jean, 1893-1974. Sérńade en cinq mouvements pour orchestre de chambre. Op. 44. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
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associatedWith Carême, Maurice, 1899-1978. person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
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Variations (Orchestra)--Scores and parts
Suites (Chamber orchestra)--Scores and parts
Concertos (Violin)--Scores and parts
Rhapsodies (Music)
Suites (Orchestra)--Scores
Songs (High voice) with piano
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Birth 1893-10-23

Death 1974-02-02

Belgians

French

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