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GABRIEL PIERNÉ  

(1863 - 1937)

A pupil of César Franck and Massenet and successor of the former as organist at Ste Clotilde in Paris, Gabriel Pierné won distinction as a composer and as a conductor, in the second capacity directing the Concerts Colonne from 1903, at first as a deputy to Eduard Colonne and then as his successor from 1910 until 1934. As a composer he was versatile, whether in more serious music or in a lighter-hearted but always technically assured idiom.

Stage Music

Pierné’s music for the theatre includes several operas, from La coupe enchantée (‘The Magic Cup’), based on La Fontaine, to the mystery play Les enfants à Bethléem (‘The Children at Bethlehem’) and the incidental music for Pierre Loti’s Ramuntcho, with the ballet Cydalise et le chèvre-pied (‘Cydalise and the Goat-Foot’).

Orchestral Music

Orchestral music by Pierné includes a piano concerto, a concert-piece for harp and orchestra and the symphonic poems Paysages franciscains (‘Franciscan Landscapes’).

Chamber Music

Pierné’s sonatas for flute and piano, for violin, for cello and his Sonata da camera for flute cello and piano are interesting elements of chamber music repertoire, with the Canzonetta for clarinet and piano, Voyage au pays (‘Journey to the Country’) for flute, harp and string trio a piano quintet and a Solo de concert for bassoon and piano.

Choral and Vocal Music

Choral music includes the oratorio La croisade des enfants (‘The Children’s Crusade’) and a number of songs, ranging in mood from the relatively superficial to works of much greater depth.

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BESARD, J.-B.: Allegro marcato / PIERNE, G.: Impromptu-caprice / SAINT-SAENS, C.: Romance, Op. 36 (Music for a Lazy Afternoon) Allegretto
ACD-8713
Instrumental
Cello Recital: Altstaedt, Nicolas - PIERNE, G. / d'INDY, V. / BOULANGER, N. (French Cello Sonatas) Naxos
8.572105
Chamber Music
Chamber Music - FRANCAIX, J. / BORDES, C. / INDY, V. d' / PIERNE, G. / JOLIVET, A. (Englichova, Jans, Martinu Quartet) ArcoDiva
UP0104-2
Chamber Music
Chamber Music - RAVEL, M. / DEBUSSY, C. / PIERNE, G. (Suite Francaises) (Ensemble Pyramide) Divox
CDX-21005
Chamber Music
Chamber Music (French Flute Quintets) - TOURNIER, M. / SCHMITT, F. / PIERNE, G. / FRANCAIX, J. / ROUSSEL, A. (Mirage Quintet) Naxos
8.570444
Chamber Music
CLASSICAL CHILLOUT - The Essential Collection Naxos
8.570223-24
Instrumental
FRANCAIX, J.: Princesse de Cleves (La) / 15 Portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir / KOECHLIN, C.: 4 Vocalises (Lences) Capriccio
C67064
Orchestral
French Music for Harp and Strings Naxos
8.555328
Instrumental
French Music for Harp and Strings Naxos
8.555328DX
Instrumental
FRENCH PIANO CONCERTOS Vox Box
CDX-5110
Concertos
MOZART, W.A.: Concerto for Flute and Harp, K. 299 / DEBUSSY, C.: 2 Danses / RAVEL, M.: Introduction et Allegro / INDY, V. d': Suite, Op. 91 (Jamet) Timpani
2C2122
Chamber Music
MUSIC FOR HARP - Middle Ages to the 20th Century Vox Box
CD3X-3019
Concertos, Instrumental
PIERNE, G.: Chamber Music, Vol. 1 (Ivaldi) Timpani
2C1110
Chamber Music, Ballet, Chamber Music
PIERNE, G.: Chamber Music, Vol. 2 (Ivaldi) Timpani
2C1111
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
PIERNE, G.: Croisade des enfants (La) (Sung in English) (Susskind) (1960) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80950-51
Choral - Secular
PIERNE, G.: Cydalise et le chevre-pied [Ballet] (College Vocal de la Cathedrale de Metz, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Shallon) Timpani
1C1059
Ballet
PIERNE, G.: Cydalise et le chevre-pied [Ballet] (College Vocal de la Cathedrale de Metz, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Shallon) Timpani
1C1174
Ballet
PIERNE, G.: Impressions de music-hall Suite / Izeyl Suite / Fantaisie basque sur des themes populaires basques espagnols / Divertissement (Koch) Timpani
1C1096
Ballet, Orchestral
PIERNE, G.: Paysages franciscains / L'an mil / Prelude to Les cathedrales (Peintre, Nicolas de Grigny Choir, Lorraine National Orchestra, Mercier) Timpani
1C1117
Choral - Sacred, Orchestral
PIERNÉ, G.: Songs (d'Allonnes, Dolié, Jean) Timpani
1C1209
Vocal
PIERNE, G.: Sophie Arnould / Ballet de cour (Chalvin) Timpani
1C1124
Orchestral, Opera
PIERNE: Flute Sonata / Piano Trio Marco Polo
8.223189
Chamber Music
PIERNE: Piano Music Marco Polo
8.223115
Instrumental
ROMANTIC HARP (THE) Naxos
8.554561
Instrumental
Saxophone Quartets (French) - DUBOIS, P.M. / PIERNÉ, G. / FRANÇAIX, J. / DESENCLOS, A. / BOZZA, E. / SCHMITT, F. (Kenari Quartet) Naxos
8.573549
Chamber Music
SONGS OF THE ROMANTIC AGE Cedille
CDR90000-019
Vocal
THE BEST OF MARCO POLO Marco Polo
8.223002
Orchestral
WOMEN AT THE PIANO - AN ANTHOLOGY OF HISTORIC PERFORMANCES, Vol. 1 (1926-1952) Naxos Historical
8.111120
Instrumental
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