Florent Schmitt: Links to Articles Grouped by Composition

Florent Schmitt portrait

Florent Schmitt (1870-1958)

Listed below are links to articles on this website that pertain to the compositions of Florent Schmitt.  The works are listed alphabetically, with the relevant articles listed under each composition in chronological order.

Andante et Scherzo, Op. 35

Shimmering brilliance:  Florent Schmitt’s Andante et Scherzo for harp and string quartet (1903-6), June 30, 2014

Antoine et Cléopâtre — Suites #1 & 2, Op. 69

Antony & Cleopatra:  Florent Schmitt takes palace intrigue, scandal and death to new heights (1920), September 18, 2012

Conductors JoAnn Falletta and Jorge Mester talk about the music of Florent Schmitt, January 3, 2013

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces the North American premiere concert performances of Florent Schmitt’s complete Antoine et Cléopâtre suites – 95 years following their composition, May 15, 2014

Four important compositions of Florent Schmitt to be featured in concert in 2015 by orchestras in Berlin, Buffalo and Cleveland, September 18, 2014

American orchestra conductor JoAnn Falletta talks about performing and recording the music of Florent Schmitt (Antoine et Cléopâtre and Le Palais hanté), March 10, 2015

Members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra talk about preparing Florent Schmitt’s music for performance and recording, March 15, 2015

American conductor JoAnn Falletta talks about the release of her new NAXOS recording of Florent Schmitt’s Antony & Cleopatra and The Haunted Palace with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, October 22, 2015

Conductor JoAnn Falletta’s Podcast Interview for NAXOS on the Musical Legacy of French Composer Florent Schmitt, November 1, 2015

Is Florent Schmitt’s Antony & Cleopatra (1920) beginning the transition from “rarity” to “rep we know”?, April 16, 2016

Four important compositions of Florent Schmitt to be featured in the upcoming 2016/17 concert season by orchestras in Berlin, London, Paris, Philadelphia, Québec, Stockholm and Tokyo, July 13, 2016

Musicologist and Author Nicolas Southon talks about his new book profiling orchestral works by 16 Francophone composers including Florent Schmitt, September 22, 2016

Experiencing Florent Schmitt’s Antony & Cleopatra (1920) in a dramatic adaptation: An eyewitness report from London, October 10, 2016

Bill Barclay, music director of Shakespeare’s Globe, talks about bringing Florent Schmitt’s Antony & Cleopatra (1920) to the Hollywood Bowl and the Barbican Centre, December 3, 2016

Chansons à quatre voix, Op. 39

Musicians Edward Rushton, Guillaume Le Dréau and JoAnn Falletta talk about Florent Schmitt’s captivating Chansons à quatre voix (1903-05), February 16, 2017

Chant du soir, Op. 7

World-premiere recording featuring Florent Schmitt’s works for violin and piano to be released by NAXOS this month (May 2015), May 3, 2015

Musicians Beata Halska and Claudio Chaiquin talk about researching and recording French composer Florent Schmitt’s music for violin and piano, December 6, 2015

Chants alizés, Op. 125

Timpani Records announces its newest Florent Schmitt recording project, featuring a half-century of compositions for wind instruments performed by the Initium Ensemble, March 23, 2016

Cinq chœurs en vingt minutes, Op. 117

Choral chromaticism par excellence: Florent Schmitt’s Cinq chœurs en vingt minutes for mixed chorus and large orchestra (1951), June 13, 2015

Florent Schmitt, photographed in about 1910.

Florent Schmitt, photographed in about 1910.

Crépuscules, Op. 56

Florent Schmitt’s Crépuscules (1898-1911):  Richly evocative tone painting in the finest French pianistic tradition, October 27, 2013.

Florent Schmitt and Ralph Vaughan Williams:  A friendship over five decades, December 4, 2015

Danse d’Abisag, Op. 75

Beyond Salomé:  Florent Schmitt’s Other Biblical Ballet (Danse d’Abisag — 1925), July 4, 2015

Dionysiaques, Op. 62

Dionysiaques:  Florent Schmitt’s incredible composition for concert band (1913-14), September 25, 2012

Dionysiaques around the world:  Celebrating 100 years of Florent Schmitt’s masterpiece for concert band (1913-2013), July 6, 2013

French conductor and wind ensemble specialist Philippe Ferro talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and Hymne funèbre (1899/1933), September 10, 2016

Conductor and educator Armand Hall talks about the journey of Florent Schmitt’s Dionysiaques (1913) to its pinnacle position in the concert band repertoire, June 24, 2017

L’Eventail de Jeanne (see Kermesse-Valse)

Fête de la lumière, Op. 88

Fête de la lumière:  Florent Schmitt’s extravagant showpiece at the Paris Exposition (1937), December 17, 2016

Feuillets de voyage — Books I & II, Op. 26

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Fonctionnaire MCMXII, Op. 74

Fonctionnaire MCMXII:  Florent Schmitt versus French civil servants (1923), March 4, 2013

Habeyssée, Op. 110

World-premiere recording featuring Florent Schmitt’s works for violin and piano to be released by NAXOS this month (May 2015), May 3, 2015

Musicians Beata Halska and Claudio Chaiquin talk about researching and recording French composer Florent Schmitt’s music for violin and piano, December 6, 2015

Florent Schmitt Brussels Quartet

Florent Schmitt (seated) with members of the Brussels Quartet. (1930 photograph by Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet)

Hasards, Op. 96

Hasards:  A quartet that illustrates Florent Schmitt’s highly interesting chamber music style (1943), March 10, 2013

Forgotten Records:  Resurrecting noteworthy recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music from the LP era, May 1, 2014

Members of the Garth Newel Piano Quartet talk about preparing Florent Schmitt’s Hasards (1943) for performance, May 5, 2015

Huit courtes pièces, Op. 41

Duo-pianists Kasparov and Lutsyshyn talk about their new Florent Schmitt recording project, February 5, 2013

World premiere recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music for piano duet and duo, June 17, 2013

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Humoresques, Op. 43

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Hymne funèbre, Op. 48, No. 2

French conductor and wind ensemble specialist Philippe Ferro talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and Hymne funèbre (1899/1933), September 10, 2016

In Memoriam, Op. 72

In Memoriam: Florent Schmitt’s tribute to his teacher and mentor Gabriel Fauré (1922-35), March 6, 2016

Introït, récit et congé, Op. 113

Introït, récit et congé:  Florent Schmitt’s tour de force for cello and orchestra (1948), February 23, 2014

French cellist Henri Demarquette talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and the Introït, récit et congé, April 7, 2014

Timpani’s world premiere recording of Florent Schmitt’s Le Petit elfe Ferme-l’oeil and Introït, récit et congé receives the prestigious Diapason d’Or Gold Award, along with universal critical acclaim, December 1, 2014

Janiana Symphony for String Orchestra, Op. 101

Janiana:  Florent Schmitt’s rich, robust symphony for string orchestra (1941), December 9, 2013

Kermesse-Valse, Op. 80

L’Eventail de Jeanne:  When Florent Schmitt teamed up with his compatriots to create an “omnibus” ballet (1927), October 20, 2013

Légende, Op. 66

Florent Schmitt and the Saxophone, November 25, 2012

Saxophonist Christopher Bartz talks about Florent Schmitt’s Légende (1918) and its pride of place in the saxophone repertoire, September 1, 2013

Timpani Records announces its newest Florent Schmitt recording project, featuring a half-century of compositions for wind instruments performed by the Initium Ensemble, March 23, 2016

Lied et Scherzo, Op. 54

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Lied et Scherzo (1910), Florent Schmitt’s incredible piece featuring the French horn, November 11, 2013

Horn soloist Corbin Wagner talks about performing Lied et scherzo (1910), Florent Schmitt’s extraordinary double wind quintet composition featuring the French horn, November 26, 2016

Florent Schmitt and Ralph Vaughan-Williams

Florent Schmitt (l.) and Ralph Vaughan-Williams (r.), photographed in London in 1956.

Marche du CXLII R.I., Op. 48, No. 2

Beyond Dionysiaques:  Florent Schmitt’s other works for concert band, May 4, 2013

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

French conductor and wind ensemble specialist Philippe Ferro talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and Hymne funèbre (1899/1933), September 10, 2016

Marche nuptiale, Op. 108

Florent Schmitt and the Organ, October 1, 2014

Mirages, Op. 70

Florent Schmitt’s Mirages:  Poignant and potent musical pictures inspired by Paul Fort and Lord Byron (1920-23), January 14, 2013

French pianist Vincent Larderet talks about performing and recording the music of Florent Schmitt, December 10, 2014

Julian Columeau, noted French novelist in the Urdu language, talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and how it inspires his writing, June 1, 2016

Musique sur l’eau, Op. 33

Florent Schmitt’s early art songs: A trove of treasures awaits rediscovery, June 29, 2015

Musiques foraines, Op. 22

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Musiques de plein air, Op. 44

Florent Schmitt and the Prix de Rome: 1900-1904 (Musiques de plein air; Le Palais hanté; Psaume XLVII), July 19, 2015

Ombres, Op. 64

Beyond Debussy and Ravel:  Florent Schmitt’s Ombres (1912-17), August 5, 2013

French pianist Vincent Larderet talks about performing and recording the music of Florent Schmitt, December 10, 2014

Just announced:  The premiere recordings of Florent Schmitt’s own version of Ombres for piano and orchestra, featuring French pianist Vincent Larderet, soon to be released, March 3, 2015

Florent Schmitt French composer

Florent Schmitt, photographed in 1937 in the gardens of his home in St-Cloud. (Photo: Boris Lipnitzki/Roger-Viollet)

Oriane et le Prince d’Amour, Op. 83

Oriane et le Prince d’Amour:  Florent Schmitt’s final ‘Orientalist’ composition (1933), August 26, 2013

Forgotten Records: Resurrecting noteworthy recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music from the LP era, May 1, 2014

Made for the stage: The incredible life and career of dancer and dramatic actress Ida Rubinstein … and her 20-year collaboration with French composer Florent Schmitt, September 8, 2015

Le Palais hanté, Op. 49

Conductor Yan-Pascal Tortelier talks about his Chandos Florent Schmitt recording of Psaume XLVII, La Tragédie de Salomé and Le Palais hanté, September 11, 2012

Florent Schmitt and the French fascination with Edgar Allan Poe: Le Palais hanté (1904), December 10, 2012

Four important compositions of Florent Schmitt to be featured in concert in 2015 by prchestras in Berlin, Buffalo and Cleveland, September 18, 2014

American orchestra conductor JoAnn Falletta talks about performing and recording the music of Florent Schmitt (Antoine et Cléopâtre and Le Palais hanté), March 10, 2015

Members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra talk about preparing Florent Schmitt’s music for performance and recording, March 15, 2015

Florent Schmitt and the Prix de Rome: 1900-1904 (Musiques de plein air; Le Palais hanté; Psaume XLVII), July 19, 2015

American conductor JoAnn Falletta talks about the release of her new NAXOS recording of Florent Schmitt’s Antony & Cleopatra and The Haunted Palace with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, October 22, 2015

Conductor JoAnn Falletta’s Podcast Interview for NAXOS on the Musical Legacy of French Composer Florent Schmitt, November 1, 2015

French conductor Fabien Gabel talks about Florent Schmitt’s Le Palais hanté (1904) and leading The Cleveland Orchestra in its first performance of this Poe-inspired tone picture, August 21, 2017

Le Petit elfe Ferme-l’oeil, Op. 73

Le petit elfe Ferme-l’oeil:  Florent Schmitt’s children’s ballet (1923), July 1, 2013

First-ever recording of Florent Schmitt’s ballet Le petit elfe Ferme-l’oeil (1923) to be released, September 27, 2013

Timpani’s world premiere recording of Florent Schmitt’s Le Petit elfe Ferme-l’oeil and Introït, récit et congé receives the prestigious Diapason d’Or Gold Award, along with universal critical acclaim, December 1, 2014

Arts critic Steven Kruger talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and its place in France’s “Golden Age” of classical music, September 4, 2017

Florent Schmitt Arthur Honegger

Florent Schmitt (r.) with fellow composer Arthur Honegger. (Photo: Boris Lipnitzki).

Pour presque tous les temps, Op. 134

Elegance and class:  Florent Schmitt’s quartet Pour presque  tous les temps (1956), November 16, 2013

Freshness and vitality vin the day:  An award-winning performance of Florent Schmitt’s 1956 quartet Pour presque tous les temps at the 2014 NZCT Chamber Music Contest in New Zealand, September 1, 2014

Prière

Florent Schmitt and the Organ, October 1, 2014

Psaume XLVII, Op. 38

Conductor Yan-Pascal Tortelier talks about his Chandos Florent Schmitt recording of Psaume XLVII, La Tragédie de Salomé and Le Palais hanté, September 11, 2012

Psalm XLVII:  Florent Schmitt’s astounding choral masterpiece (1904), November 12, 2012

Florent Schmitt’s Psalm 47:  Now available in a 2012 live performance by Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra from the Bard Music Festival, November 30, 2012

The influence of Florent Schmitt’s Psaume XLVII (1904) on other French composers, February 12, 2013

Excitement on steroids:  Five live concert recordings of Florent Schmitt’s blockbuster choral composition Psalm 47 (1904), January 19, 2014

Powerful sounds:  The seven commercial recordings of Florent Schmitt’s Psaume 47 (1904), July 3, 2014

French soprano Denise Duval:  Muse of Francis Poulenc … friend of Florent Schmitt, August 10, 2014

Four important compositions of Florent Schmitt to be featured in concert in 2015 by orchestras in Berlin, Buffalo and Cleveland, September 18, 2014

Florent Schmitt and the Organ, October 1, 2014

Experiencing Florent Schmitt’s Psaume XLVII in concert: An eyewitness report from Berlin, March 2, 2015

In the chamber of the Shulamite: The great sopranos who have performed and recorded Florent Schmitt’s Psalm 47 (1904), June 24, 2015

Florent Schmitt and the Prix de Rome: 1900-1904 (Musiques de plein air; Le Palais hanté; Psaume XLVII), July 19, 2015

Florent Schmitt Goes to Germany: Reflets d’Allemagne (1902-05), January 10, 2016

Conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud talks about Florent Schmitt’s choral masterpiece Psalm 47 (1904) and introducing the music to concert audiences in Poland, February 6, 2016

French conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud, soprano Ewa Biegas and choral director Teresa Majka-Pacanek talk about the 2016 Polish premiere performances of Florent Schmitt’s choral masterpiece Psalm 47 (1904), February 25, 2016

Composers Heitor Villa-Lobos and Florent Schmitt

Musical colleagues: Heitor Villa-Lobos (l.) and Florent Schmitt.

Quartet for Flutes, Op. 106

Florent Schmitt and the flute, January 10, 2014

Quartet for Saxophones, Op. 102

Florent Schmitt and the saxophone, November 25, 2012

Canadian saxophonist Louis-Philippe Bonin talks about Florent Schmitt’s Saxophone Quartet (1941) and its pride of place in the saxophone repertoire, August 6, 2016

Quartet for Strings, Op. 112

Forgotten Records: Resurrecting noteworthy recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music from the LP era, May 1, 2014

Substance as well as style:  The Quartet for Strings (1946) of Florent Schmitt, September 1, 2017

Quintet for Piano & Strings, Op. 51

Florent Schmitt’s intense, monumental piano quintet (1908), March 31, 2013

Quatre pièces, Op. 25

World-premiere recording featuring Florent Schmitt’s works for violin and piano to be released by NAXOS this month (May 2015), May 3, 2015

Musicians Beata Halska and Claudio Chaiquin talk about researching and recording French composer Florent Schmitt’s music for violin and piano, December 6, 2015

Reflets d’Allemagne, Op. 28

Duo-pianists Kasparov and Lutsyshyn talk about their new Florent Schmitt recording project, February 5, 2013

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Florent Schmitt goes to Germany: Reflets d’Allemagne (1902-05), January 10, 2016

Florent Schmitt Louis Aubert

Florent Schmitt (l.)with fellow composer Louis Aubert (1877-1968), photographed at the ORTF studios in Paris in the early 1950s.

Rêves, Op. 65

Hallucinatory atmospherics:  Florent Schmitt’s Rêves (1915), August 3, 2014

Orchestra conductor Roberto Beltrán-Zavala talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and Rêves (1915), March 14, 2016

French Conductor Fabien Gabel talks about Rêves (1915), other compositions of Florent Schmitt, and the future of French music in the concert hall, June 10, 2016

Three important compositions of Florent Schmitt to be featured in the upcoming 2016/17 concert season by orchestras in Berlin, London, Paris, Philadelphia, Stockholm and Tokyo, July 13, 2016

Rhapsodie parisienne

World premiere recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music for piano duet and duo, June 17, 2013

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Ronde burlesque, Op. 78

Dancing demons and underwater airplanes: Florent Schmitt’s phantasmagorical Ronde burlesque (1927), August 11, 2015

Members of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec talk about Florent Schmitt’s Ronde burlesque (1927) and explore the “secret sauce” of the composer’s orchestral writing, May 27, 2017

SalammbôSuites #1, 2 & 3, Op. 76

One heck of a film score:  Florent Schmitt’s Salammbô (1925), October 21, 2012

Film music specialist Doug Adams talks about Florent Schmitt’s Salammbô (1925) and other music scores from the silent film era, June 12, 2014

Scherzo-Pastorale, Op. 17

Florent Schmitt and the flute, January 10, 2014

Florent Schmitt French composer 1953 photo

Florent Schmitt, photographed in 1953 at the age of 83. (Photo: Boris Lipnitzki/Roger-Viollet)

Scherzo vif, Op. 59

World-premiere recording featuring Florent Schmitt’s works for violin and piano to be released by NAXOS this month (May 2015), May 3, 2015

Musicians Beata Halska and Claudio Chaiquin talk about researching and recording French composer Florent Schmitt’s music for violin and piano, December 6, 2015

Sélamlik, Op. 48, No. 1

Beyond Dionysiaques:  Florent Schmitt’s other works for concert band, May 4, 2013

Soirs, Op. 5

Florent Schmitt’s Best-Known Early Composition:  Soirs (1890-96), June 5, 2015

Une Semaine du petit elfe Ferme-l’oeil, Op. 58

French pianist Bruno Belthoise talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and Le petit elfe Ferme-l’oeil (1912), August 10, 2013

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Forgotten Records: Resurrecting noteworthy recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music from the LP era, May 1, 2014

Sept pièces, Op. 15

World premiere recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music for piano duet and duo, June 17, 2013

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Sextet for Clarinets, Op. 128

Winsome winds:  Florent Schmitt’s Clarinet Sextet (1953), October 17, 2014

Six Chœurs, Op. 81

Originality, eclecticism … and female voices:  Florent Schmitt’s Six Chœurs (1931), January 17, 2014

Sonate libre en deux parties enchaînées, Op. 68

Pure music masterpiece:  Florent Schmitt’s Sonate libre for violin and piano (1918-19), March 16, 2014

Forgotten Records: Resurrecting noteworthy recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music from the LP era, May 1, 2014

American violinist John McLaughlin Williams talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and the Sonate libre (1918/19), September 16, 2014

World-premiere recording featuring Florent Schmitt’s works for violin and piano to be released by NAXOS this month (May 2015), May 3, 2015

Musicians Beata Halska and Claudio Chaiquin talk about researching and recording French composer Florent Schmitt’s music for violin and piano, December 6, 2015

Florent Schmitt at his home in St. Cloud

Florent Schmitt outside his home in St-Cloud, which he named Villa Oiseau de feu after Stravinsky’s ballet. (1937 photograph by Boris Lipnitzki/Roger-Viollet)

Sonatine en trio, Op. 85

The Intimate Florent Schmitt, October 28, 2012

Spanish flautist Roberto Casado talks about Florent Schmitt’s Sonatine en trio and Suite en rocaille – and their place in French Impressionistic music, January 20, 2014

Timpani Records announces its newest Florent Schmitt recording project, featuring a half-century of compositions for wind instruments performed by the Initium Ensemble, March 23, 2016

Suite en rocaille, Op. 84

The intimate Florent Schmitt, October 28, 2012

Spanish flautist Roberto Casado talks about Florent Schmitt’s Sonatine en trio and Suite en rocaille – and their place in French Impressionistic music, January 20, 2014

Timpani Records announces its newest Florent Schmitt recording project, featuring a half-century of compositions for wind instruments performed by the Initium Ensemble, March 23, 2016

Members of the Mélomanie chamber ensemble talk about the music of Florent Schmitt and preparing his Sonatine en trio (1935) for performance, April 15, 2017

Florent Schmitt Laszlo Lajtha

Florent Schmitt (r.) with the Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist and conductor László Lajtha (1892-1963).

Suite en trois parties for Trumpet, Op. 133

Voluptuous colors:  Florent Schmitt’s Suite for Trumpet (1955), February 2, 2014

International trumpet soloist and pedagogue Reinhold Friedrich talks about the release of his new recording L’Amour française – ten French compositions including the Suite en trois parties by Florent Schmitt (1955), March 1, 2017

Suite for Flute, Op. 129

World premiere recording of Florent Schmitt’s Suite for Flute & Orchestra, dedicated to the great Jean-Pierre Rampal (1954), September 9, 2012

Florent Schmitt and the flute, January 10, 2014

Timpani Records announces its newest Florent Schmitt recording project, featuring a half-century of compositions for wind instruments performed by the Initium Ensemble, March 23, 2016

Suite sans esprit de suite, Op. 89

Spirit of the dance:  Florent Schmitt’s Suite sans esprit de suite (1937-38), January 15, 2015

Sur cinq notes, Op. 34

Duo-pianists Kasparov and Lutsyshyn talk about their new Florent Schmitt recording project, February 5, 2013

World premiere recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music for piano duet and duo, June 17, 2013

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Symphonie Concertante for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 82

Symphonie Concertante:  When Florent Schmitt came to America (1932), October 18, 2012

Symphony No. 2, Op. 137

Florent Schmitt’s valedictory composition:  Symphony No. 2 (1957), September 30, 2012

Forgotten Records: Resurrecting noteworthy recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music from the LP era, May 1, 2014

The composer and the impresario:  Florent Schmitt and Felix Aprahamian, July 28, 2014

Musicologist and Author Nicolas Southon talks about his new book profiling orchestral works by 16 Francophone composers including Florent Schmitt, September 22, 2016

Arts critic Steven Kruger talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and its place in France’s “Golden Age” of classical music, September 4, 2017

A Tour d’anches, Op. 97

Delightful discourses:  Florent Schmitt’s A tour d’anches for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano (1939-45), November 10, 2014

Timpani Records announces its newest Florent Schmitt recording project, featuring a half-century of compositions for wind instruments performed by the Initium Ensemble, March 23, 2016

Florent Schmitt and Igor Stravinsky (1957 photo)

Florent Schmitt (age 87) (l.) with Igor Stravinsky (age 75), Henri Dutilleux (back to camera) and Vera de Bosset Sudeikin Stravinsky at a social gathering at the American Embassy in Paris (1957).

La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50

Conductor Yan-Pascal Tortelier talks about his Chandos Florent Schmitt recording of Psaume XLVII, La Tragédie de Salomé and Le Palais hanté, September 11, 2012

La Tragédie de Salomé:  Florent Schmitt’s sinuous temptress, seducing audiences for 100 years, September 14, 2012

Conductors JoAnn Falletta and Jorge Mester talk about the music of Florent Schmitt, January 3, 2013

Available online:  Florent Schmitt’s La Tragédie de Salomé, performed live by Alain Altinoglu and l’Orchestre de Paris (2012), March 14, 2013

The Mariinsky Ballet revives Florent Schmitt’s La Tragédie de Salomé, March 20, 2013

Youthful exuberance:  Lionel Bringuier’s thrilling performance of Florent Schmitt’s La Tragédie de Salomé (Stockholm, 2009), May 5, 2013

La Tragédie de Salomé:  Florent Schmitt’s most famous composition … 15 commercial recordings and counting, September 7, 2013

Forgotten records: Resurrecting noteworthy recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music from the LP era, May 1, 2014

Four important compositions of Florent Schmitt to be featured in concert in 2015 by orchestras in Berlin, Buffalo and Cleveland, September 18, 2014

French pianist Vincent Larderet talks about performing and recording the music of Florent Schmitt, December 10, 2014

Florent Schmitt and Igor Stravinsky:  A consequential musical relationship, February 8, 2015

Musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra talk about the music of Florent Schmitt and La Tragédie de Salomé, April 20, 2015

Passionate advocate: French conductor Lionel Bringuier talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and La Tragédie de Salomé, April 25, 2015

Made for the stage: The incredible life and career of dancer and dramatic actress Ida Rubinstein … and her 20-year collaboration with French composer Florent Schmitt, September 8, 2015

A Rare Live Interview with French Composer Florent Schmitt (1956), January 18, 2016

Four important compositions of Florent Schmitt to be featured in the upcoming 2016/17 concert season by orchestras in Asheville, Berlin, Bern, Liège, London, Metz, Paris, Philadelphia, Québec, Spokane, Stockholm and Tokyo, July 13, 2016

Musicologist Megan Varvir Coe talks about the Symbolist roots of Florent Schmitt’s ballet La Tragédie de Salomé (1907/10), July 5, 2017

Arts critic Steven Kruger talks about the music of Florent Schmitt and its place in France’s “Golden Age” of classical music, September 4, 2017

Florent Schmitt with Roger-Ducasse

Florent Schmitt in later life (pictured with fellow composer Jean Roger-Ducasse at right).

Trois danses, Op. 86

Forgotten Records: Resurrecting noteworthy recordings of Florent Schmitt’s music from the LP era, May 1, 2014

Trois pièces récréatives, Op. 37

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Trois rapsodies, Op. 53

The Invencia Piano Duo completes its Florent Schmitt series on the NAXOS Grand Piano Label, October 13, 2013

Brilliance and sophistication:  Florent Schmitt’s Trois rapsodies (1904), April 14, 2014

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