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Jean  Françaix

Né: 23 mai 1912
Mort: 25 septembre 1997
Pays d'origine: France
Upcoming :
2019-06-01 | Lyon (France), Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse, Salle Varèse — 13:30
2019-06-02 | Bochum (Allemagne), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Kleiner Saal

I wish to be honest: when I am composing, the finest theories are the last things that come to mind. My interest is not primarily attracted by the ‘motorways of thought’, but more the ‘paths through the woods’. (Jean Françaix)

Jean Françaix was born on 23.5.1912 in Le Mans in France. He received his first music lessons at home: his father was a composer and pianist and also director of the Conservatoire and his mother a singing teacher and the founder of a renowned choir. In 1922 at the age of only 10, Françaix received his first tuition in harmony and later also counterpoint from Nadia Boulanger. The young composer wrote his first composition the very same year: a piano piece entitled “Pour Jacqueline”, dedicated to a cousin, which was printed two years later. Encouraged by Maurice Ravel, he continued his studies at the Paris Conservatoire. Alongside his compositional training, Françaix embarked on a career as concert pianist. At the age of 18, he received the first prize in the piano class of Isidore Philipp. Two years later, he represented the young French school of composition together with Claude Delvincourt at the international music festival in Vienna where his Huit Bagatelles were performed.

Jean Françaix achieved international success in 1936 with the first performance of his Concertino for piano and orchestra at the chamber music festival in Baden-Baden. During the ensuing years, the composer extended his oeuvre with numerous works in a wide range of genres including operas, ballets, orchestral works and also solo concertos, film music and vocal works. The composer also focused intensively on chamber music. Françaix taught at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris from 1959 to 1962. He participated actively in concert life, frequently together with his daughter Claude as partner at the piano, right up to shortly before his death on 25.9.1997 in Paris.

Despite close contacts with Francis Poulenc and the “Groupe des Six” and a predilection for French Impressionism and the Neoclassicism of Stravinsky, Jean Françaix never felt committed to any particular musical ideology. The foundations of his tonal, melodically elegant and rhythmically incisive style were laid at an early stage. In contrast to the avant-gardists of his generation, Françaix did not question the traditional listening habits of his public as a matter of principle. In his instrumental music, he displayed a particular interest for wind instruments. Chamber works such as the Petit Quatuor pour saxophones (1935), Quintette à vents No. 1 (1948) and Tema con variazioni (1974) for clarinet and piano were adopted into the regular repertoire just as the solo concerto for oboe L’Horloge de Flore (1959) and the Concerto for clarinet and orchestra from 1967.

In addition to five operas and sixteen ballets – including A la Françaix which was premiered in 1950 by the New York City Ballet - the oratorio L’Apocalypse selon Saint Jean can be considered a major work from the composer’s extensive oeuvre. This composition, completed in 1939 and classified as an “oratorio fantastique”, demands four soloists, mixed choir and two orchestras. Despite the large-scale forces, Françaix avoids all forms of monumental pathos in his interpretation of the Apocalypse of St John in the New Testament – the music is characterised by deeply felt ardency and meditative strength.

Jean Françaix received numerous awards: the Prix du Portique in 1950, the Grand Prix du Disque within the area of chamber music in 1954, the Grand Prix du Disque as performer and composer in 1965, the Grand Prix de la Société des auteurs dramatiques in 1983, the Prix Arthur Honegger in 1992 and the Grand Prix SACEM de la musique symphonique in 1992. In addition, Françaix was awarded the title of Officier de la Légion d'Honneur (1991), Commandeur de l'Ordre du mérite culturel by the royal house of Monaco (1993) and the Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1994).

1912
Né le 23 mai au Mans (F)
1923
Prit des leçons particulières de composition et d'analyse auprès de Nadia Boulanger
1926
Change du Conservatoire au Mans vers le Conservatoire de Paris, étudia avec Isidore Philipp
1930
Obtint le premier prix pour piano dans la classe de piano du Conservatoire
1932
Représenta la France lors du Festival International de l’ISCM
à Vienne
1933
Composa le premier ballet « Scuola di ballo » pour les Ballets Russes à Monte Carlo
1936
Premier succès international avec le « Concertino » pour piano et orchestre au Festival de la Musique de Chambre à Baden-Baden
1939
Composa l’oratorio fantastique « L’Apocalypse selon St. Jean »
1948
Création de la "Symphonie d’archets" à Londres
1950
Prix du Portique
1954
Grand Prix du Disque dans la catégorie de « Musique de chambre »
1958-61
Membre du Conseil Supérieur au Conservatoire National de Musique à Paris
1959-62
Enseigna à l’École Normale de Musique à Paris
1965
Grand Prix du Disque comme interprète et compositeur
1967
Création du « Concerto pour flûte et orchestre »
1979
Prix Ludwig Spohr de la ville de Brunswick
1980
Création du « Concerto pour basson et 11 instruments à cordes »
1982
Médaille Gutenberg de la ville de Mayence
1988
Création du ballet « Pierrot ou les secrets de la nuit »
1990
Officier de la Légion d’Honneur
1992
Grand Prix SACEM de la musique symphonique
1993
Commandeur de l’Ordre du mérite culturel de la Principauté de Monaco
1993
Prix International Arthur Honegger
1997
Mourut le 25 septembre à Paris
2019-06-01 | Lyon (France), Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse, Salle Varèse — 13:30
2019-06-02 | Bochum (Allemagne), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Kleiner Saal
Chef d'orchestre: Simon Channing
Orchestre: RCM Wind Ensemble
2019-06-20 | London (Royaume Uni)
Chef d'orchestre: Samuel Couffignal
Orchestre: Meltin'Cordes
2019-06-28 | Lyon (France), Temple de la Lanterne
Chef d'orchestre: Michel Singher
Orchestre: Espressivo
2020-01-12 | Santa Cruz,CA (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Peace United Church of Christ
Chef d'orchestre: Fred Chu
Orchestre: Pacifica Chamber Orchestra
2020-03-29 | Everett,WA (Etats Unis d' Amérique), First Presbyterian Church

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  1. Petit quatuor

    Petit quatuor

    for saxophones
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : 4 saxophones (SATBar)
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : ED 3182 Q1872
    17,99 €  *
  2. Quintet No. 1

    Quintet No. 1

    for wind instruments
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : wind quintet
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : ED 4121 Q2133
    30,99 €  *
  3. Quartet

    Quartet

    for flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat and bassoon
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : ED 4222 Q2168
    19,99 €  *
  4. Divertissement

    Divertissement

    for oboe, clarinet (in B flat) and bassoon
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : ED 4331 Q2204
    14,99 €  *
  5. Five Exotic Dances

    Five Exotic Dances

    for alto saxophone in es and piano
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : alto saxophone and piano
    N° Réf. : ED 4745 Q2332
    12,99 €  *
  6. L'heure du berger

    L'heure du berger

    Musique de brasserie
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano
    Édition : Partition
    N° Réf. : ED 6034 Q2609
    13,99 €  *
  7. "Mozart new-look"

    Little fantasy for double bass and wind instruments of the serenade from "Don Giovanni"
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : double bass, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon and 2 horns
    Édition : Partition
    N° Réf. : ED 7205 Q2893
    13,99 €  *
  8. "Mozart new-look"

    Little fantasy for double bass and wind instruments of the serenade from "Don Giovanni"
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : double bass, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon and 2 horns
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : ED 7206 Q2894
    27,99 €  *
  9. "Mozart new-look"

    Little fantasy for double bass and wind instruments of the serenade from "Don Giovanni"
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : double bass, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon and 2 horns
    Édition : Réduction pour piano avec partie de solo
    N° Réf. : ED 7207 Q2895
    13,99 €  *
  10. Trio

    Trio

    for oboe, bassoon and piano
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : oboe, bassoon and piano
    Édition : Partition et parties
    N° Réf. : ED 8417 Q3066
    27,99 €  *

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Profil

I wish to be honest: when I am composing, the finest theories are the last things that come to mind. My interest is not primarily attracted by the ‘motorways of thought’, but more the ‘paths through the woods’. (Jean Françaix)

Jean Françaix was born on 23.5.1912 in Le Mans in France. He received his first music lessons at home: his father was a composer and pianist and also director of the Conservatoire and his mother a singing teacher and the founder of a renowned choir. In 1922 at the age of only 10, Françaix received his first tuition in harmony and later also counterpoint from Nadia Boulanger. The young composer wrote his first composition the very same year: a piano piece entitled “Pour Jacqueline”, dedicated to a cousin, which was printed two years later. Encouraged by Maurice Ravel, he continued his studies at the Paris Conservatoire. Alongside his compositional training, Françaix embarked on a career as concert pianist. At the age of 18, he received the first prize in the piano class of Isidore Philipp. Two years later, he represented the young French school of composition together with Claude Delvincourt at the international music festival in Vienna where his Huit Bagatelles were performed.

Jean Françaix achieved international success in 1936 with the first performance of his Concertino for piano and orchestra at the chamber music festival in Baden-Baden. During the ensuing years, the composer extended his oeuvre with numerous works in a wide range of genres including operas, ballets, orchestral works and also solo concertos, film music and vocal works. The composer also focused intensively on chamber music. Françaix taught at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris from 1959 to 1962. He participated actively in concert life, frequently together with his daughter Claude as partner at the piano, right up to shortly before his death on 25.9.1997 in Paris.

Despite close contacts with Francis Poulenc and the “Groupe des Six” and a predilection for French Impressionism and the Neoclassicism of Stravinsky, Jean Françaix never felt committed to any particular musical ideology. The foundations of his tonal, melodically elegant and rhythmically incisive style were laid at an early stage. In contrast to the avant-gardists of his generation, Françaix did not question the traditional listening habits of his public as a matter of principle. In his instrumental music, he displayed a particular interest for wind instruments. Chamber works such as the Petit Quatuor pour saxophones (1935), Quintette à vents No. 1 (1948) and Tema con variazioni (1974) for clarinet and piano were adopted into the regular repertoire just as the solo concerto for oboe L’Horloge de Flore (1959) and the Concerto for clarinet and orchestra from 1967.

In addition to five operas and sixteen ballets – including A la Françaix which was premiered in 1950 by the New York City Ballet - the oratorio L’Apocalypse selon Saint Jean can be considered a major work from the composer’s extensive oeuvre. This composition, completed in 1939 and classified as an “oratorio fantastique”, demands four soloists, mixed choir and two orchestras. Despite the large-scale forces, Françaix avoids all forms of monumental pathos in his interpretation of the Apocalypse of St John in the New Testament – the music is characterised by deeply felt ardency and meditative strength.

Jean Françaix received numerous awards: the Prix du Portique in 1950, the Grand Prix du Disque within the area of chamber music in 1954, the Grand Prix du Disque as performer and composer in 1965, the Grand Prix de la Société des auteurs dramatiques in 1983, the Prix Arthur Honegger in 1992 and the Grand Prix SACEM de la musique symphonique in 1992. In addition, Françaix was awarded the title of Officier de la Légion d'Honneur (1991), Commandeur de l'Ordre du mérite culturel by the royal house of Monaco (1993) and the Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1994).

œuvre
Chronologie
1912
Né le 23 mai au Mans (F)
1923
Prit des leçons particulières de composition et d'analyse auprès de Nadia Boulanger
1926
Change du Conservatoire au Mans vers le Conservatoire de Paris, étudia avec Isidore Philipp
1930
Obtint le premier prix pour piano dans la classe de piano du Conservatoire
1932
Représenta la France lors du Festival International de l’ISCM
à Vienne
1933
Composa le premier ballet « Scuola di ballo » pour les Ballets Russes à Monte Carlo
1936
Premier succès international avec le « Concertino » pour piano et orchestre au Festival de la Musique de Chambre à Baden-Baden
1939
Composa l’oratorio fantastique « L’Apocalypse selon St. Jean »
1948
Création de la "Symphonie d’archets" à Londres
1950
Prix du Portique
1954
Grand Prix du Disque dans la catégorie de « Musique de chambre »
1958-61
Membre du Conseil Supérieur au Conservatoire National de Musique à Paris
1959-62
Enseigna à l’École Normale de Musique à Paris
1965
Grand Prix du Disque comme interprète et compositeur
1967
Création du « Concerto pour flûte et orchestre »
1979
Prix Ludwig Spohr de la ville de Brunswick
1980
Création du « Concerto pour basson et 11 instruments à cordes »
1982
Médaille Gutenberg de la ville de Mayence
1988
Création du ballet « Pierrot ou les secrets de la nuit »
1990
Officier de la Légion d’Honneur
1992
Grand Prix SACEM de la musique symphonique
1993
Commandeur de l’Ordre du mérite culturel de la Principauté de Monaco
1993
Prix International Arthur Honegger
1997
Mourut le 25 septembre à Paris
Représentations
2019-06-01 | Lyon (France), Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse, Salle Varèse — 13:30
2019-06-02 | Bochum (Allemagne), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Kleiner Saal
Chef d'orchestre: Simon Channing
Orchestre: RCM Wind Ensemble
2019-06-20 | London (Royaume Uni)
Chef d'orchestre: Samuel Couffignal
Orchestre: Meltin'Cordes
2019-06-28 | Lyon (France), Temple de la Lanterne
Chef d'orchestre: Michel Singher
Orchestre: Espressivo
2020-01-12 | Santa Cruz,CA (Etats Unis d' Amérique), Peace United Church of Christ
Chef d'orchestre: Fred Chu
Orchestre: Pacifica Chamber Orchestra
2020-03-29 | Everett,WA (Etats Unis d' Amérique), First Presbyterian Church
Produits

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  1. Petit quatuor

    Petit quatuor

    for saxophones
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : 4 saxophones (SATBar)
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : ED 3182 Q1872
    17,99 €  *
  2. Quintet No. 1

    Quintet No. 1

    for wind instruments
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : wind quintet
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : ED 4121 Q2133
    30,99 €  *
  3. Quartet

    Quartet

    for flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat and bassoon
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : ED 4222 Q2168
    19,99 €  *
  4. Divertissement

    Divertissement

    for oboe, clarinet (in B flat) and bassoon
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : ED 4331 Q2204
    14,99 €  *
  5. Five Exotic Dances

    Five Exotic Dances

    for alto saxophone in es and piano
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : alto saxophone and piano
    N° Réf. : ED 4745 Q2332
    12,99 €  *
  6. L'heure du berger

    L'heure du berger

    Musique de brasserie
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano
    Édition : Partition
    N° Réf. : ED 6034 Q2609
    13,99 €  *
  7. "Mozart new-look"

    Little fantasy for double bass and wind instruments of the serenade from "Don Giovanni"
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : double bass, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon and 2 horns
    Édition : Partition
    N° Réf. : ED 7205 Q2893
    13,99 €  *
  8. "Mozart new-look"

    Little fantasy for double bass and wind instruments of the serenade from "Don Giovanni"
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : double bass, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon and 2 horns
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : ED 7206 Q2894
    27,99 €  *
  9. "Mozart new-look"

    Little fantasy for double bass and wind instruments of the serenade from "Don Giovanni"
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : double bass, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon and 2 horns
    Édition : Réduction pour piano avec partie de solo
    N° Réf. : ED 7207 Q2895
    13,99 €  *
  10. Trio

    Trio

    for oboe, bassoon and piano
    Partition numérique
    Compositeur : Françaix, Jean
    Instrumentation : oboe, bassoon and piano
    Édition : Partition et parties
    N° Réf. : ED 8417 Q3066
    27,99 €  *

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