Suite sur des Thèmes Populaires Roumains, Op. 90 (1956), Jean Absil

Suite sur des Thèmes Populaires Roumains, Op. 90 (1956), Jean Absil

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1857 - 1977
Composer: 
Absil
Composer First Names: 
Jean
Composition Date: 
1956
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Allegro vivace
Movement: 
Andante con moto
Movement: 
Scherzo leggiero
Movement: 
Andante cantabile
Movement: 
Rude et tres rythme

Absil, Jean

1893 —
1974

Jean Absil, a Belgian composer, began his musical studies as an organist, but in 1920 turned to the study of composition. His Piano Concerto (1938) brought him international attention. In 1955 he was elected to the Belgian Royal Academy, and in 1964 he received the Prix Quinquennial of the Belgian government. Absil's style is essentially polyphonic and polymodal. Changes in meter and irrational divisions are frequent. His music has great structural clarity, often cast in variation or other conventional forms. Read more »

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