Fénelon, Philippe

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Fénelon, Philippe

Fénelon, Philippe, French composer; b. Suevres, Nov. 23, 1952. He studied at the Orleans Cons, and with Messiaen at the Paris Cons, (premier prix in composition, 1977). From 1981 to 1983 he was in residence at the Casa Velasquez in Spain. In 1984 he received the Prix Herve Dugardin from the SACEM. He was in Berlin in 1988 under the auspices of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. In 1991 he was a laureate of the external Prix Villa Medicis.


DRAMATIC Opera : Salammbo, after Flau-bert (1992–93; Paris, May 28, 1998). ORCH.: Diagonal (1983); Eclipses (1983); Midtown, concerto for 2 Trumpets and Orch. (1994); Piano Concerto (1996). CHAMBER: L’Oeil du reve for Clarinet (1976; rev. 1995); Caprice for Viola (1977; rev. 1982); Dedicace for Cello (1982); Maipu 994 for 8 Players (1983; also for 5 Instruments); Parallel for Bassoon (1984); Les Combats nocturnes for Piano and Percussion (1986–87); Orion for Clarinet, Trombone, Viola, and Harp (1988–89); La Colere d’Achille for Flute, English Horn, Horn, and Violin (1989–90); Trait for Flute (1989–90); Impromptu for Clarinet (1990); Omaggio for Violin (1990); Ulysse for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Violin, and Cello (1990); String Quartet No. 3 (1991); Nit for Viola (1994); Zabak for Percussion (1994); Die Nacht for Accordion (1997); Fragment I for Violin and Cello (1997). KEYBOARD : Piano : Epilogue (1980); Melody of Spring 1947 (1984). Harpsichord : Helios (1989). VOCAL: Pre-Texte for Woman’s Voice (1982); Du blanc le jour son espace for Baritone and 15 Instruments (1984); Notti for Voice and Double Bass Obbligato (1990); Le Jardin d’Hiver, cantata for Tenor, Chorus, and 12 Instruments (1991); Dix-Huit Madrigaux for 6 Voices, String Trio, and Theorbo (1996).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire