René Lenormand

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René Lenormand (1846–1932), was a French composer, father of playwright Henri-René Lenormand (1882–1951). He was author of Étude sur l'harmonie moderne and well known as a composer of mélodies and music teacher.[1] His students included Marcel Labey.

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

Book:

  • A Study of Modern Harmony (Etude sur l'harmonie moderne) - Paris 1912; English translation by Herbert Antcliffe, Boston 1915.

Piano Trio Op.30 in G minor (1893) for piano, violin and cello. This trio was recorded by Trio Chausson (Mirare, 2012) Trio Chausson

Several Songs, of which:

  • La mort des amants
  • Bien loin d'ici

References[edit]

  1. ^ Actes du Colloque Autour de la mélodie française Page 43 Michelle Biget, Joseph Marc Bailbé - 1987 "Le cas de René Lenormand (1846-1932), auteur de belles mélodies telles Les Fleurs du mal est exemplaire de ce point de vue : ces oeuvres ne parvenaient à lui rapporter que quelques centaines de francs par an et il vivait mal de leçons ..."