Biography of Théodore Gouvy (1819-1898)

02.07.1819
Born in Goffontaine near Saarbrucken, at that time belonging to Prussia
1836
Move to Paris to study law
15.01.1839
Failing his law finals and first time thoughts of making a living from music
Change-over to music (piano and theory), doing private studies as the conservatory was him due to his nationality not allowed.
Shortly studies in Berlin, one year trip through Italy
1845
Place of residence in Paris, first success with compositions of his own
Successful performances of his compositions, even in Leipzig and Cologne
29.11.1851
Becomes a citizen of France
1870
The war between French and Prussians makes him stop all musical activities in Germany
1875
Légion d'Honneur, Prix Chartier of the Académie des Beuax-Arts and member of Société des Compositeurs
1879
Composition of first Octet
1883
Nonett
1884
Composition of second Octet
1887
Composition of Septet
1894
Composition of Sérénade pou instruments à vent
15.12.1894
Corresponding member of Institut de France
1888
Suite gauloise
15.01.1898
Member of Royal Academy of Berlin
Among his friends an acquaintances were Brahms, Franck, Grieg, Rossini, Saint-Saens, Sarasate, Clara Schumann und Tschaikowsky
21.04.1898
Dies in Leipzig

Sheet music for flute:

Ottetto op. 71 (c-moll)
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(flute, oboe, 2 clarinets in H flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in E flat)
Edition Compusic Amsterdam, 235
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Larghetto
  2. Romance (Larghetto)
  3. Allegretto
  4. Dance suedoise (Allegro)
Parts and score.


Petite Suite Gauloise op. 90 (e-moll)
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(flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in H flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Introduction et Menuet
  2. Andante (Aubade)
  3. Ronde de nuit
  4. Tambourin
These are the parts. The score is available with order number UE3481.


Petite Suite Gauloise op. 90 (e-moll)
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(flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in H flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Introduction et Menuet - Minuetto
  2. Aubade
  3. Ronde de nuit
  4. Tambourin
Only parts
Great piece of music. Gouvy is anyway a name to be remembered.
Attention: the first bassoon needs to read tenor clef.


CDs with/from Théodore Gouvy

Les Solistes de Prades
jpc
    Septuor inedit dedie a Paul Taffanel:
  1. I. Adagio (01:25:00)
  2. II. Allegro (05:49:00)
  3. III. Scherzo (04:08:00)
  4. IV. Andante (05:13:00)
  5. V. Finale (05:13:00)
  6. Ottetto Opus 71:
  7. I. Larghetto (02:06:00)
  8. II. Allegro moderato (05:30:00)
  9. III. Danse suedoise (03:26:00)
  10. IV. Romance (07:47:00)
  11. V. Allegretto (04:26:00)
  12. Petite Suite Gauloise Opus 90:
  13. I. Introduction et Menuet (05:12:00)
  14. II. Aubade (01:47:00)
  15. III. Ronde de nuit (01:40:00)
  16. IV. Tambourin (02:08:00)
Markus Brönnimann, Ilka Emmert, Michael Kleiser, Kreisler Quartet
Théodore Gouvy (2013)
Serenades für Flöte und Streicher
jpc
    Sérénade in D minor, op. posth.:
  1. Adagio - Allegro moderato (11:06:00)
  2. Sérénade No. 2 in F major, op. 84:
  3. Tema con variazioni. Andante maestoso (06:18:00)
  4. Scherzo. Allegro vivace (04:33:00)
  5. Lamento. Andante patetico (02:44:00)
  6. Rondo giocoso. Allegro (05:20:00)
  7. Sérénade No. 1 in G major, op. 82:
  8. Pastorale. Moderato (07:42:00)
  9. Intermezzo. Allegretto grazioso (04:32:00)
  10. Larghetto. Lento non troppo (05:59:00)
  11. Rondo. Alla breve (04:11:00)
  12. Introduction et Polonaise for flute and piano (05:15:00)
  13. Danse suédoise for flute and piano (03:56:00)
Marie-Christine Amann, Michel Roublot
Variations - Art &Virtuosite
  1. Paul-Agricole Génin: Air Napolitain - Theme & variations (00:00:00)
  2. Frederick Chopin: Sur un theme de Cendrillon, opera de Rossini, Variations 1,2,3 & 4 (00:00:00)
  3. Theobald Böhm: Variations brillantes sur un air suisse Theme & variations 1,2 & 3, Adagio & Variation 4 (00:00:00)
  4. Paul-Agricole Génin: Carnaval de Venise op. 14 Theme & variations 1,2,3,5,6 & 8 (00:00:00)
  5. Gioacchino Rossini: Sonate dite opera, extrait de Cendrillon. Theme et variation (00:00:00)
  6. Friedrich Kuhlau: Air irlandais - la Derniere rose de l'ete. Theme et variations 1,4,5,6 & 7 (00:00:00)
  7. Francois Borne: Fantaisie brillante sur Carmen de G. Bizet  (00:00:00)
  8. Théodore Gouvy: Introduction & Polonaise (00:00:00)
Das war ein Geschenk des Institut Theodore Gouvy. Die anderen Werke sind alle mehr oder weniger gut bekannt. Virtuose Flötenmusik, schön gespielt.

Literature von/über Théodore Gouvy

Last edit 13.04.2020