The Art-Music, Literature and Linguistics Forum
December 10, 2022, 08:02:15 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Here you may discover hundreds of little-known composers, hear thousands of long-forgotten compositions, contribute your own rare recordings, and discuss the Arts, Literature and Linguistics in an erudite and decorous atmosphere full of freedom and delight.
  Home Help Search Gallery Staff List Login Register  

Louis Vierne

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Louis Vierne  (Read 43 times)
Level 4

Times thanked: 15
Offline Offline

Posts: 495

View Profile
« on: May 05, 2022, 10:13:47 am »

Louis Vierne was born at Poitiers in 1870.

He used both sonata-allegro form and cyclic form. His highly chromatic style functions within a harmonic framework: tonal centres are sustained by pedal points, inverted pedal points and ostinatos. In Vierne's later works increased tonal ambiguity almost suggests bitonality. Themes usually contain modal elements and employ syncopated rhythmic patterns. Often derived from small melodic units, Vierne's themes became increasingly chromatic throughout his life, to the extent that one of the themes in each of the first two movements of his Sixth Symphony employed all twelve notes of the chromatic scale.

Piano Quintet in C Minor, opus 42, of 1918.

It has three movements:

I. Poco lento - Moderato
II. Larghetto sostenuto
III. Maestoso - Allegro molto risoluto

And it was played by:

Anne Robert, violin
Marcelle Mallette, violin
Neal Gripp, viola
Elizabeth Dolin, cello
Jamie Parker, piano

Report Spam   Logged

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy