Life[ edit ] Charles Koechlin Koechlin was born in Paris, and was the youngest child of a large family. His father died when he was Despite an early interest in music, his family wanted him to become an engineer. After a struggle with his family and private lessons with Charles Lefebvre he entered the Paris Conservatoire in studying first with Antoine Taudou for harmony.
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Few will have heard a note of Koechlin in a recital. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Love, Nature and the Divine. Marche gaie Lili Boulanger. Les Heures persanes English: Les heures persanes, Op. The Persian HoursOp. Suites ; For piano ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 1 player. He wrote of the suite: The orchestration is delicate and subtle, and it is entirely typical of Koechlin that although the piece is harmonically extremely audacious for its time —19the music is so subdued that its frequent polytonal or atonal basis might not be immediately apparent.
This suggests an affinity with Debussy, who was greatly attracted to the decorative curves of the arabesque. Though Koechlin was much admired by Debussy, Ravel, Milhaud, Roussel, Satie and other fellow composers, audiences have pfrsanes shared their enthusiasm. Koechlin was a prolific composer, teacher, author, photographer and father of five children. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is an atmospheric work, mostly persanea slow and dreamy, and except for three or four movements Travers les Rues; the mini-tone-poem Le Conteur; and the final Dervishes dans la nuit is often extremely quiet.
His own highly individual orchestral music is a wonderful showcase for the large-scale symphony orchestra and is often inspired by literature: Some works feature unusual instruments such as the ondes Martenot, musical saw or — as in three movements of Les Heures persanes — the lute harp, a short-lived instrument constructed by Pleyel-Lyon whose sonority was more metallic than the harp.
French Music and the Stage Spectacle and the Spectacular. Retrieved 5 December Max Eschig The Persian Hours includes 16 pieces for piano composed between and As a student at the Ecole Polytechnique inbefore he lfs to focus on music, Koechlin contracted tuberculosis and travelled to Algeria to recuperate, the beginning of a lifelong passion for travel. Les Heures Persanes Op 65bis :: City of Light :: Paris :: Philharmonia Orchestra IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country.
The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Compositions by Charles Koechlin Compositions for solo piano Suites compositions.
Perhaps Koechlin was here inspired by the sound of traditional African instruments such as the kora. Views Read Edit View history.
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Koechlin: Les Heures Persanes, Op. 65