Profile: Belgian composer, professor, and musician (born 7. May 1901 in Vilvoorde, Belgium, died 12. June 1988 in Brussels). Paul Dukas, Marcel Poot, Claude Debussy, Grand Symphony Orchestra Of The Belgian National Radio Institute, Brussels, Franz André - The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Allegro Symphonique, Danse (10"). AWA Radiola Telefunken.
Paul Dukas, Marcel Poot, Claude Debussy, Grand Symphony Orchestra Of The Belgian National Radio Institute, Brussels, Franz André - The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Allegro Symphonique, Danse (10"). Belgian National Radio Institute Orchestra, Brussels, Franz Andre, Von Suppe, Offenbach - Poet And Peasant Overture, Orpheus In The Underworld Overture (7", EP).
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (French: L'apprenti sorcier) is a symphonic poem by the French composer Paul Dukas, completed in 1897. Subtitled "Scherzo after a ballad by Goethe", the piece was based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1797 poem of the same name. By far the most performed and recorded of Dukas's works, its notable appearance in the Walt Disney 1940 animated film Fantasia has led to the piece becoming widely known to audiences outside the classical concert hall.
Paul Dukas and students of his composition class at the Paris Conservatoire, 1929. Olivier Messiaen is on the extreme right; Maurice Duruflé stands next to him. In the last years of his life, Dukas became well known as a teacher of composition. When Charles-Marie Widor retired as professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire in 1927, Dukas was appointed in his place. He also taught at the École Normale de Musique in Paris. The Sorcerer's Apprentice, for orchestra (1897). Piano Sonata in E-flat minor (1899–1900). Variations, Interlude and Finale on a Theme by Rameau, for piano (. 899–1902).
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Album · 2011 · 18 Songs. By Claude Debussy - Peter Schmalfuss. 3. The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy. By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Hungarian State Orchestra & Emil Edlinger. 4. Fantasy for Orchestra, "A Night On the Bare Mountain". By Modest Mussorgsky - Bamberg Symphony Orchestra & Bernhard Güller. 5. Cinderella, Ballet Act 3: The Third Galop of the Prince. By Sergei Prokofiev - Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Gennady Rozhdestvensky. The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Symphonic Scherzo. By Paul Dukas - Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra & Andrei Korsakov.
Belgian National Orchestra. Severin von Eckardstein piano. Piano Concerto in G major Piano Concerto in D major, "for the left hand" Maurice Ravel. Belgian National Orchestra. National Orchestra of Belgium – Severin von Eckardstein piano. L'apprenti sorcier Paul Dukas Piano Concerto in G major Piano Concerto in D major, "for the left hand" Maurice Ravel La mer Claude Debussy . Before that, you may well see Mickey Mouse in your mind's eye during L'apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) by Paul Dukas.
The album begins with the most famous piece of the collection, of its Fantasia fame - Paul Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Bernstein as always brings a freshness to the piece, giving it a lift above the inescapable vision of Mickey Mouse and dancing broomsticks. The Honegger works are simply fantastic, beginning with a rousing rendition of "Rugby," full of all the sounds and colors of the roaring crowd at a game. The "Rhapsody" for alto saxophone offers more fun for the orchestra than the saxophone, with colorful solos in the woodwinds and the occasional flourish from the soloist. The piece soars through everything from a jazz feel to Hispanic rhythms, wonderfully composed and well performed by Sigurd Rascher. Shéhérazade is another of the lesser known jewels of Ravel, a take on the 'thousand stories' theme most notably done by Rimsky-Korsakov.
He founded the Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra (INR) in 1935 and later that of the Belgian National Radio Institute (NIR). These names are rather confusing. Almost all his recordings seem to have been made with the former organization, just a few with the latter. Fonds Franz André The Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique now has a Fonds Franz André, set up following the donation of material by the André family. This contains more than 200 printed scores, around 60 manuscripts, two autograph books, which include the signatures of Britten and Milhaud, radio and concert programmes, posters, photos, diplomas, a collection of 527 letters, 30 medals and five batons. I have already praised, in this series, Hugo Rignold’s excellent performance of Dukas’ L’apprenti sorcier. Yet I have to say that André brings an extra imaginative dimension, to the opening above all.
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Written-By – Paul Dukas
Written-By – Marcel Poot
Arranged By – Maurice RavelWritten-By – Claude Debussy