Danzi, Franz Ignaz
Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard
Doppler, Albert Franz
Hüe, Georges Adolphe
Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard
Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten
Taffanel, Claude Paul
Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert
Idyl for flute and piano from Suite of Three Pieces (Op 116)
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.
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.