Florent Schmitt

Born Sept. 28, 1870, Blamont, France, died Aug. 17, 1958, Neuilly-sur-Seine), composer known for his orchestral works. He studied at Nancy and under Massenet and Faur é at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1900 he won the Prix de Rome with his lyric scene S é miramis. He gained fame with the Psaume XLVI (1904) for chorus and orchestra, the ballet La Tragédie de Salom é (1907), and a piano quintet (1908). Other works include Antoine et Cloéop a tre (1920), Mirages (1920 - 21), and Salammbo´ (1925), for orchestra; Reflets d ' Allemagne (1905), for piano duet; quartets for woodwind instruments and for brass, and choral works.
Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1904 Psaume 47, Opus 38 3.50 stars CD
New Music I Comments:
Jacques Prat - Violin
Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeurs de Radio France cond. Marek Janowski
1907 La Tragedie de Salomé 4.00 stars CD
New Music I Comments:
Jacques Prat - Violin
Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeurs de Radio France cond. Marek Janowski
1915 Reves Opus 65 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Reinland-Pfalz Philharmonic cond. Leif Segerstam
1925 Danse d'Abisaq Opus 75 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Reinland-Pfalz Philharmonic cond. Leif Segerstam
1927 Kermesse-Valse 3.50 stars CD
http://www.bertdekkers.nl/klassiek/div_comp/leventail.jpg Comments:

Ballet collectif en un acte, pour petit orchestre

Part of L'Eventail de Jeanne

The Philharmonia Orchestra cond. Geoffry Simon

1956 Habeysee Opus 110 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Suite for Violin and Orchestra
Reinland-Pfalz Philharmonic cond. Leif Segerstam
1958 Symphony No 2 Opus 137 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Reinland-Pfalz Philharmonic cond. Leif Segerstam