François Boieldieu

Biography

Born: December 16, 1775   Died: October 8, 1834   Country: France   Period: Classical
This French composer was well known for his operas, several of which occasionally appear today in European repertoire. His music combined the elegance and harmonic language of the Viennese Classical Period with the Parisian Opéra-Comique style. In his vocal and instrumental works, Boieldieu’s melodic lines avoided the ornamentation of earlier French music and employed appealing, colorful orchestration. Hector Berlioz described Boieldieu’s music Read more as being endowed with "a pleasing and tasteful Parisian elegance." Boieldieu is remembered today for his opera masterpiece “La dame blanche” after the Scottish novelist, Walter Scott and a beautiful Harp Concerto with a haunting rondo last movement. Read less
Ginastera, Boieldieu: Harp Concertos / Zoff, Kurz, Dresden Staatskapelle
Release Date: 07/30/2013   Label: Brilliant Classics  
Catalog: 9438   Number of Discs: 1
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François Boieldieu


MOST POPULAR WORKS
Boiëldieu: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in C - 1. Allegro brillante
Boiëldieu: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in C - 2. Andante lento
Boiëldieu: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in C - 3. Rondo (Allegro agitato)
WORKS
Boiëldieu: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in C - 1. Allegro brillante
Boiëldieu: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in C - 2. Andante lento
Boiëldieu: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in C - 3. Rondo (Allegro agitato)
La dame blanche: Act I, Introduction
La dame blanche: Act I, "Sonnez, sonnez, cors et musette" (Chorus, Dikson, Jenny)
La dame blanche: Act I, "Chez vous, mes bons amis" (Georges, Dikson, Chorus)
La dame blanche: Act I, "Ah, quel plaisir d'être soldat" (Georges, Jenny, Chorus)
La dame blanche: Act I, "Quel aimable caractère" (Jenny, Dikson, Georges)
La dame blanche: Act I, "Que nous veut notre ménagère?" (Jenny, Dikson, Georges, Chorus)
La dame blanche: Act I, "Chut! Chut! Écoutons...D'ici voyons ce beau domaine" (Chorus, Jenny, Georges)
La dame blanche: Act I, "Il s'éloigne, il nous laisse ensemble" (Georges, Jenny)
La dame blanche: Act I, "Grand Dieu! Que viens-je d'entendre" (Dikson, Jenny, Georges)
La dame blanche: Act II, "Pauvre dame Marguerite" (Marguerite)
La dame blanche: Act II, "C'est la cloche de la tourelle" (Anna, Gaveston, Marguerite)
La dame blanche: Act II, "Maintenant, observons...Viens, gentille dame" (Georges)
La dame blanche: Act II, "Ce domaine est celui comtes d'Avenel" (Georges, Anna)
La dame blanche: Act II, "Nous quittons nos travaux champêtres" (Marguerite, Jenny, Dikson, Georges, MacIrton, Gaveston, Anna, Chorus)
La dame blanche: Act III, "Vive à jamis notre nouveau Seigneur" (Chorus, Georges)
La dame blanche: Act III, "La, la, la" (Chorus, Georges)
La dame blanche: Act III, "Malheureuse! Que faire?" (Anna, Marguerite)
La dame blanche: Act III, "Voici midi, la somme est-elle prête?" (MacIrton, Georges, Dikson, Gaveston, Jenny, Marguerite, Anna, Julien, Chorus)


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