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Godard Benjamin

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

Idyl for flute and piano from Suite of Three Pieces (Op 116)

By Godard Benjamin

B. Godard: "Idylle" from Suite of Three Pieces (Suite de trois morceaux) for flute and piano (Op 116) was written in 1890 and dedicated to Paul Taffanel. Idyl is the 2nd movement of this suite, a great example of "musique de salon de la Belle Époque" style.

Kenneth Smith

Paul Rhodes (piano), 2013, Diversions / Naxos

Idylle

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John Wion

Thomas Hrynkiv (piano), 1993, John Wion/ CDBaby

Idylle

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Godard Benjamin

Benjamin Godard (1849-1895) was a French violinist and composer who is best known for his opera "Jocelyn" (and "La Berceuse" extract in particular). Born in Paris, he studied at the Conservatoire de Paris with Henri Vieuxtemps (violin) and Napoléon Henri Reber (harmony). He co-won Prix de la Ville de Paris for his symphony “Le Tasso” in 1878.
Overall he composed eight operas, five symphonies, three concertos as well as many chamber music compositions. His composition style was close to Mendelssohn and Schuman and was praised for works of smaller scale. He died at the age of 45 in Cannes while receiving treatment from tuberculosis.