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Chaminade Cécile

Andersen, Joachim

Blahetka, Leopoldine

Boehm, Theobald

Bonis, Mel

Borne, François

Caplet, André

Chaminade, Cécile

Chopin, Frédéric

Danzi, Franz Ignaz

Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard

Donizetti, Gaetano

Donjon, Johannes

Doppler, Albert Franz

Fauré, Gabriel

Frühling, Carl

Ganne, Louis

Godard, Benjamin

Grandval, Clémence

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Kuhlau, Friedrich

Mendelssohn, Felix

Mercadante, Saverio

Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard

Mouquet, Jules

Périlhou, Albert

Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Schubert, Franz

Schumann, Robert

Sibelius, Jean

Strauss, Richard

Taffanel, Claude Paul

Tulou, Jean-Louis

Wagner, Siegfried

Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert

Sérénade aux étoiles for flute and piano, Op. 142

By Chaminade Cécile

Cécile Chaminade: Sérénade aux étoiles (Serenade to the stars), Op. 142 for flute and piano was composed in the early 20th century and published in 1911. The Serenade was dedicated to Monsieur Adolphe Hennebains, a professor at the Paris Conservatoire and the principal flutist of the Paris Opera at the time.
This composition is a great example of Parisian salon music at that time. The bell tones of the rolled chords in the piano accompaniment illustrate the stars mentioned in the work’s title.

Juliette Hurel

Hélène Couvert (piano), 2020, Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France / IDOL

Sérénade aux étoiles

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Chaminade Cécile

Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944) was a French pianist and composer. She was the first female composer who was awarded with the Légion d'Honneur (the highest French order of merit, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802). Even though she was very popular at the beginning of the 20th century, and her ballet music and other orchestra works had great success in England and United States, the most popular composition in the 21st century is her Flute Concertino in D major (Op 107).