Biography of François Devienne (1759-1803)

31.01.1759
Born in Joinville (Haute-Marne, France)
Musical education from his brother and later on in a band. First compositions at the age of 10.
1778
Moves to Paris
1779
Bassoonist at the Paris opera
1780
Employed as a chamber musician at cardinal Rohan´s
1782
First performance of one of his own concertos, played by himself
1785
Member of the the band of the Swiss Guards after his employment with the cardinal ends due to the imprisonment of the cardinal
1788
First bassoonist at the Theatre de Monsieur
1789
First bassoonist at the court theatre
1790
Member of Garde National
1793
Bassoonist at Paris opera
1794
Hif flute method "Nouvelle Mèthode Théorique et Pratique pour la flûte" is published (for flute with one key)
1795
First flute teacher and co-founder at the Paris conservatory.
1796
First bassoonist of Paris Opera
05.09.1803
Dies in the madhouse at Charenton near Paris probably of excessive labour.
Wrote six operas, several symphonies and two " symphonies conertantes" for flute and orchestra. The rediscovery of his work in our days is due to Rampal

Sheet music for flute:

3 Trios 19, Nr. 1
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(3 flutes)
Rating: easy
  1. Trio I (Allegro - Grazioso con Variazione)
  2. Trio II (Allegro - Rondo Allegretto)
  3. Trio III (Allegro - Rondo Allegretto)


3 Trios - Trio no. 1 en sol majeur
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(flute, violin (flute), cello (bassoon))
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Pastorale Grazioso con varaiazioni
  3. Allegro
Parts and score


Concerto No. 2 (D-Dur)
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(flute, piano orchestral excerpt)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Rondo - Allegretto


Drei Duos für Flöte und Viola op. 5
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(flute, viola)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duo I (D-Dur): Allegro molto - Rondo - Mineur
  2. Duo II (g-Dur): Allegro moderato - Presto
  3. Duo III (D-Dur): Allegro maestoso - Rondo gratioso
One score


IV. Konzert (G-Dur)
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CON 42
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Romance
  3. Rondo Moderato
This is only the score I found in a second hand book shop. The parts are nowhere to be found yet.


Quartet in G op. 11 No. 1 (G-Dur)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Musica Rara, MR2074
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro
  2. Theme - Grazioso + 4 Variationen


Sechs Duette op. 75, 2
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Bärenreiter, BA 6807
Rating: mid-grade
parts


Sechs Trios - Band I 19, Nr. 1
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(2 flutes, cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Trio I (Allegro - Grazioso con variazione)
  2. Trio II (Allegro - Rondo)
  3. Trio III (Allegro - Rondo Allegretto)


Sechs Trios - Band II
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(flute, viola, cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Trio IV (Allegro - Rondo grazioso)
  2. Trio V (Allegro - Grazioso con Variazioni)
  3. Trio VI (Allegro moderato - Rondo)
First edition 1780 in Paris.


Sechs Trios - Band II 19
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. Trio 4 (Allegro - Rondo Grazioso)
  2. Trio 5 (Allegro - Grazioso con Variazioni)
  3. Trio 6 (allegro moderato - Rondo)


Sonate No. 1 (e-moll)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro ma non troppo
Nice music


Trio 61 No. 6 (d-moll)
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(flute, clarinet, bassoon)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro espressivo
  2. Presto non troppo


CDs with/from François Devienne

Jeanne Baxtresser, Stanley Drucker, Judith LeClair, Israela Margalit, Pedja Muzijevic, Philip Myers, Cynthia Phelbs, Joseph Robinson, Alan Stepansky
Chamber Music for Flute (2006)
Devienne - Dring - Copland - Gaubert - Barber
jpc
    François Devienne: Duo für Flöte und Viola in c-moll, op. 5, Nr. 3:
  1. Allegro molto con espressione (04:49:00)
  2. Rondeau (03:34:00)
  3. Madeleine Dring: Trio für Flöte, Oboe und Klavier:
  4. Allegro con brio (02:56:00)
  5. Andante semplice (04:33:00)
  6. Allegro giocoso (02:49:00)
  7. Philippe Gaubert: Three Watercolors für Flöte, Cello und Klavier:
  8. On a Clear Morning (06:50:00)
  9. Autumn Evening (04:23:00)
  10. Serenade (04:55:00)
  11. Samuel Barber: Canzone für Flöte und Klavier, op. 38a (04:24:00)
  12. Samuel Barber: Summer Music for Wind Quintet, op. 31:
  13. Slow and indolent (02:07:00)
  14. Faster (00:34:00)
  15. Lively, still faster (01:16:00)
  16. with motion, as before (04:50:00)
  17. Joyous and flowing (01:22:00)
  18. Tempo 1 (01:29:00)
  19. Aaron Copland: Duo für Flöte und Klavier:
  20. Flowing (06:04:00)
  21. Poetic, somewhat mournful (04:55:00)
  22. Lively, with bounce (03:33:00)
James Galway, Jeanne Galway, London Mozart Players
James Galway plays Flute Concertos (CD 8/12) (2011)
Devienne: Concertos Nos. 7 & 8 Cimarosa: Concerto for 2 Flutes
jpc
    François Devienne: Concerto for Flute & Orchestra No. 8 in G major:
  1. Allegro (09:46:00)
  2. Larto (02:42:00)
  3. Tempo die Polonaise (04:42:00)
  4. François Devienne: Concerto for Flute & Orchestra No. 7 in E minor:
  5. Allegro (08:16:00)
  6. Adagio (04:10:00)
  7. Rondo allegretto - Poco moderato (05:26:00)
  8. Domenico Cimarosa: Concerto for 2 Flutes & Chamber Orchestra in G major:
  9. Allegro (09:47:00)
  10. Largo (03:50:00)
  11. Rondo. Allegretto ma non tanto (04:25:00)

Literature von/über François Devienne

Last edit 17.01.2016