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Marcel Bitsch (Composer, Arranger)

Born: December 29, 1921 - Paris, France

The French composer, Marcel Bitsch, entered the Conservatoire de Paris in 1939, studied harmony with Jean Gallon counterpoint with Noël Gallon and musicology with Paul-Marie Masson, and composition with Paul-Henri Büsser. He won the 1st Prix de Rome in 1943 and the 2nd Prix de Rome in 1945.

Since 1956 Marcel Bitsch was professor of counterpoint at the Conservatoire de Paris. He composed a comic opera, a ballet, symphonic and chamber music works and numerous instrumental pieces for the music competitions at the Conservatoire. In addition, he also published several musicological writings.

Works (Selection)

Musical Compositions:
La Farce du Contrebandier, musical comedy (1946)
Divertissemant for flute, clarinet, oboe & bassoon (1947)
Concertino for bassoon & piano (1948)
Six Esquisses symphonique (1949)
Rondoletto (1949)
Sinfonietta (1950)
Quatre variations sur un thème de Domenico Scarlatti for trumpet & piano (1950)
Trois Sonatine for flute & piano (1952)
Piano Concertino (Paris, November 28, 1954)
Douze Etudes De Rhythme pour Clarinette (1957)
Aubade for alto saxophone & piano (1978)
Les Plaisirs de Sully (2001)
Le Chalumeau d'or, ballet
Suite française for oboe and piano
Cahiers d'études for flute
Capriccio for trumpet & piano
Variations sur une Chanson Francaise for horn & piano
Fantasietta for trumpet & piano
Vocal music

Writings:
Précis d'Harmonie
Traité de contrepoint
Aide-Mémoire Musical
La Fugue

 

Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997); German Wikipedia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2009); Bits & pieces from other websites
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2009)

Marcel Bitsch: Short Biography | Arrangements/Transcriptions: Works | Recordings of Works for Orchestra/Chamber Ensemble

Links to other Sites

Marcel Bitsch (Wikipedia) [German]
Marcel Bitsch (Wikipedia) [English]

 

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