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Septet Op. 54

By Adolphe Blanc

Septet Op. 54

Septet Op. 54 composed by Adolphe Blanc. Winds, Strings and Piano. For flute, oboe, horn, viola, 'cello, bass and piano. This edition: Facsimile Editions. Classical writing during the Romantic Period.. Classical. Parts. Published by Rosewood Publications (RW.RFE-98).

Adolphe Blanc (1828-1885) was a French composer, conductor and violinist. At the age of 13 he was sent to study violin at the Paris Conservatoire and afterwards studied composition with Jacques Halevy (1799-1862), whose pupils also included Gounod, Bizet and Saint-Saens. Blanc was the conductor at the Theatre Lyrique from 1855-60. After that he was a violinist in the orchestra of the Concert Society of the Paris Conservatorium. In 1862 he was awarded the Prix Chartier, a prize for deserving composers in the field of chamber music. Blanc wrote in the Classical style during the Romantic era. The majority of his compositions lie in the Viennese tradition of hausmusik for private performance, music that was essentially peripheral to the public musical life of contemporary Paris, which was centred on opera. Blanc wrote an opera, two operettas, a burlesque symphony, some songs and pieces for piano, according to the demands of contemporary taste. His devotion to chamber music was rare among his French contemporaries. He wrote nearly fifty chamber works, many published at the time by Richault or Castallat in Paris.

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  • March 12, 2014 Publication is not very good

    I have had other Rosewood copies, and was happy, but in this case, the piano part did not have the full score. There were a few notes to indicate when the instruments would come in. I paid too much for this score not to have full instrumentation in the work...

    . I will reconsider buying another Rosewood score again.

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