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PAUL DUKAS  

(1865 - 1935)

A friend of Debussy at the Conservatoire and a pupil of Bizet’s friend Guiraud, Paul Dukas came near to winning the Prix de Rome; when he left the Conservatoire he found an early musical career as a critic and an orchestrator. His strong critical sense led him to destroy a number of his compositions and only to allow a relatively small number of works to be published. He remained influential and respected as a teacher.

Orchestral Music

By far the best known of the compositions of Dukas is the symphonic scherzo L’Apprenti sorcier, (‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’), based on Goethe’s poem Der Zauberlehrling. The music was later popularised by its inclusion in Walt Disney’s Fantasia, with appropriate cartoon illustration. A year earlier, in 1896, Dukas had completed his only symphony, a work that deserves more attention than it has generally received.

Piano Music

The few surviving piano compositions by Dukas include Prélude élégiaque, based on the letters of the name of Haydn; La plainte, au loin, du faune…, suggesting Debussy’s L’après-midi d’un faune; a sonata dedicated to Saint-Saëns; and his Variations, interlude et finale sur un thème de Rameau.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
CHILDREN’S CLASSICS - CD Story Box Naxos 8.507007

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
101 GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS, Vol. 8 Naxos
8.551148
Orchestral
25 ORCHESTRAL MASTERWORKS FOR BAND Altissimo
75442203032
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Art and Music: Renoir - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558176
Instrumental
BBC LEGENDS - Great Recordings from the Archive (20 CD Box Set) ICA Classics
ICAB5113
Chamber Music
BEETHOVEN:Symphony No. 5 / MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Toscanini) (1926, 1929, 1931) Naxos Historical
8.110844
Orchestral
BERLIOZ: Nuits d'ete (Les) / CHAUSSON: Poeme de l'amour et de la mer / DUKAS: La peri Naxos
8.557274
Ballet
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 8 Naxos
8.556628
Orchestral
CLASSICAL FAVOURITES Naxos
8.554482-83
Orchestral
DESPREZ, F. / BOZZA / PRAETORIUS: Trombone Music BIS
BIS-CD-604
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
DUKAS, P.: Ariane et Barbe-bleue (Liceu, 2011) (Blu-ray, HD) Opus Arte
OABD7114D
Opera DVD
DUKAS, P.: Ariane et Barbe-bleue (Liceu, 2011) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA1098D
Opera DVD
DUKAS, P.: Ariane et Barbe-bleue (Schmiege, Taillon, R. Kennedy, Shirai, Cologne Radio Symphony, Bertini) Capriccio
C7112
Opera
DUKAS, P.: Piano Music (Complete) (Wagschal) Timpani
1C1211
Instrumental
DUKAS: Piano Sonata / Variations on a Theme of Rameau Naxos
8.557053
Instrumental
Fantasia Naxos
8.551166
Orchestral
GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS 8 (Australia) Naxos
8.570043
Orchestral
Horn Music - TELEMANN, G.P. / HAYDN, F.J. / POKORNY, F.X. / MOZART, W.A. / CZERNY, C. / BEETHOVEN, L. van (Hermann Baumann Collection) (Baumann) Newton Classics
NC8802035
Chamber Music
INDY, V. d': Istar / Fervaal: Prelude / DUKAS, P.: La Peri (Westminster Symphony, Fistoulari) (1953) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80930
Ballet
JOHANSON: Nalle Pub (Winnie the Pooh) / DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice BIS
BIS-CD-259
Orchestral
MACABRE MASTERPIECES Naxos
8.557930-31
Orchestral
MASUR, Kurt: A Life in Music (NTSC) EuroArts
2056328
Classical Concert
Min Forste Klassiske Musik (My First Classical Music Album) Naxos
8.578232
Orchestral
My First Classical Music Album Naxos
8.578203
Orchestral
Orchestral Music (French) - MEHUL, E.-N. / BERLIOZ, H. / LALO, E. / SAINT-SAENS, C. / CHARPENTIER, G. / ROUSSEL, A. / DUPONT, G.E.X. (Wolff) Timpani
4C4024
Orchestral
PANDA CLASSICS - Issue No. 4: Toon Time Naxos
8.578011-12
Orchestral
SAINT-SAENS: Carnival of the Animals / RAVEL: Mother Goose (Children's Classics) Naxos
8.554463
Children's Classics
SCARY MASTERPIECES - Music by Grieg, Liszt, Dvorak, Franck, Ducas, Saint-Saens Naxos
8.570362
Orchestral
SORCERER'S APPRENTICE AND OTHER ORCHESTRAL FAVOURITES Naxos
8.554066
Orchestral
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE ROCKIES: Brassfare Altissimo
75442260422
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: Ceremonial Music Altissimo
75442262602
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CHAMBER PLAYERS: Brass Works Altissimo
75442261242
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: Great Orchestral Transcriptions for Band Altissimo
75442259852
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: Light Cavalry Overture and other War Horses Altissimo
75442270112
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
W.H.Smiths Vol. 2 (Children's Classics 2) Naxos
8.554572
Orchestral




 
 
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