Jeanne Demessieux
French musician
Jeanne Demessieux
Jeanne Marie-Madeleine Demessieux, was a French organist, pianist, composer, and pedagogue.
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Organisten Duo Sonntags um 5 - HOFFMANN und KUNZ spielen Orgel² - Osthessen News
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Zweihändig spielt RH Kunz Bachs Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis BWV 21.11 und die Variationen in g über O filii, o filiae” von Jeanne Demessieux. Solistisch ist auch F. Hoffmann zu hören. Er interpretiert eine Cantilene F-Dur op
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Voyage dans le temps avec Hampus Lindwall - Nice-Matin
Google News - over 5 years
Pour sa première en principauté, Hampus Lindwall avait préparé un programme tout en finesse, mêlant les notes enjouées du Concerto en ré mineur de Vivaldi au Te deum de Jeanne Demessieux. Un répertoire que le jeune organiste a tenu à présenter face au
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Bach und Barock in der Domkirche - Bürstädter Zeitung
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Ittmann selbst wird unter anderem einige der wenigen weiblichen Orgelkomponistinnen, Jeanne Demessieux, einer Schülerin von Marcel Dupré, spielen. Von Dupré selbst steht bei ihr Trois Preludes et Fugoe op. 7 auf dem Programm
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Susanna Veerman geeft concert in Nijkerk - DeStadNijkerk.nl
Google News - almost 6 years
Denk maar aan illustere namen als Jeanne Demessieux en Marie-Claire Alain. Ook nu zijn er zowel in Nederland als daarbuiten vele goede vrouwelijke organisten. Concertbezoekers herinneren zich wellicht nog het concert in 2010 van de Braziliaanse
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Orgelnacht mit Gewitter - Nordkurier
Google News - almost 6 years
Zunächst war mit dem französischen Organisten Maxime Patel reine Orgelmusik zu hören von Dupré, seinem Lehrer Guilmant und seiner Schülerin Jeanne Demessieux. Aufregend waren vor allem zwei hochvirtuose Etüden von Demessieux, die in Patels vehementer
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Der Goldmedaille würdig - Westfälische Nachrichten
Google News - almost 6 years
Dazu gehört unbedingt auch das Oeuvre von Jeanne Demessieux, auch wenn es immer noch ein Schattendasein fristet. Womöglich, weil ihre Musik schlicht und einfach verteufelt schwer zu spielen ist - wie die Sechs Etüden. Als die Komponistin sie 1946
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Kirchenmusik, die aufrüttelt - Oberbayerisches Volksblatt
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Doch dazwischen wurde der Zuhörer mit Werken eines Anton Heiller (1923 bis 1978), eines Josef Franz Doppelbauer (1918 bis 1989) und Jeanne Demessieux (1921 bis 1968) konfrontiert: All dies waren Kompositionen, welche die Interpreten und Zuhörer
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St. Martin: Klagegesänge und Kreuzverehrung - Augsburger Allgemeine
Google News - almost 6 years
Der weite Bogen spannte sich von den Lamentationen des englischen Renaissance-Komponisten Thomas Tallis bis hin zu Orgel- und Chormusik von Jeanne Demessieux, die von 1921 bis 1968 lebte, und den Zeitgenossen Arvo Pärt und Enjott Schneider
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Nur Dozenten greifen in die Tasten - Westfälische Nachrichten
Google News - almost 6 years
Äußerst virtuose Konzertetüden von Franz Liszt sowie von Jeanne Demessieux bilden den Rahmen für eine Reihe österlicher Orgelwerke: Es erklingen Choralbearbeitungen von Johann Sebastian Bach und Samuel Scheidt, die wiederum die Versets sur Victimae
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Music That Lifts the Spirit at Easter
NYTimes - almost 18 years
FOR the last few years, amid works by Handel, Bach, Dupre, Billings, Rutter, Brahms and down the long list of composers whose sacred music elevates the holiday spirit, a simpler form of song, or psalm, has become part of the repertory. It is Taize, named for the village in Burgundy, France, where it originated in the 1940's when Roger Schutz, 25,
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A Wealth of Seasonal Sounds Pours Forth
NYTimes - over 18 years
SO MUCH holiday music and so little time to take it all in, even though it has been pouring out of churches, concert halls and theaters since Thanksgiving weekend. Given the wealth of sacred, secular, familiar and arcane works in dozens of venues, programs of special interest are not hard to find. At St. Bartholomew's in White Plains, the Christmas
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MUSIC; Trios in Southport, Duets in Westport
NYTimes - over 21 years
THE fall season is gradually unfolding, but there remains a bit of unfinished summer business, as the South Shore Music Festival concludes its 62d season at the Pequot Library in Southport. Appearing at Friday's 8:30 P.M. finale is the Eroica Trio, with a program listing trios of Mozart, Brahms and Shostakovich. The pianist Erika Nickrenz, the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jeanne Demessieux
    FORTIES
  • 1968
    Age 47
    She died in Paris on 11 November 1968 from the effects of throat cancer.
    More Details Hide Details A large crowd, including Marcel Dupré, attended her funeral. The great organ of the Madeleine stood in silent mourning and a vast black drape hung from the gallery to the floor. She left behind more than 30 compositions. Many of these were written for the organ, but she also produced pieces for piano, fairly numerous songs, a handful of choral works (including an oratorio, "Chanson de Roland"), and orchestral works. Only about one-third of her output has been published to date. On disc, as a performer, she is rather better represented: the Dutch label Festivo has re-released on CD several of her LP recordings, including the above-mentioned 1958 version of Franck's complete organ works, already in stereo.
  • 1967
    Age 46
    Nevertheless, in 1967 she signed a contract with the Decca label for a complete recording of every organ piece Messiaen had thus far written.
    More Details Hide Details Alas, the project was never realized. 'I can hear the flutes of the Madeleine' she said, while lying in bed during her last moments.
  • 1965
    Age 44
    Increasingly poor health obliged her to limit her performance activities after 1965.
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  • 1962
    Age 41
    In 1962, Demessieux was appointed titular organist at La Madeleine in Paris.
    More Details Hide Details She combined this with demanding academic duties (not solely in her homeland), serving as professor of organ both at the Nancy Conservatoire (1950–52) and later at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège (1952–68).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 39
    A prolific recording artist, she received in 1960 France's Grand Prix du Disque Award for her Franck intégrale, committed to disc two years before.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1941
    Age 20
    After receiving a first prize in organ performance and improvisation in 1941, Demessieux studied five more years privately with Dupré in Meudon, before she played her début recital at Salle Pleyel in Paris in 1946.
    More Details Hide Details This was the beginning of her career as an international recitalist. Altogether she gave more than 700 concerts not just in France, but also in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, West Germany, and the United States. Blessed (like Dupré) with a prodigious memory, she knew more than 2,500 works by heart, including the complete organ works of Bach, Franck, Liszt, and Mendelssohn, as well as most of Dupré's compositions for the instrument.
  • 1933
    Age 12
    In 1933, she began her studies at the Paris Conservatoire; studying piano with Simon Riera and Magda Tagliaferro, harmony with Jean Gallon, counterpoint and fugue with Noël Gallon, and composition with one of Franck's youngest pupils, Henri Büsser.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, she was appointed titular organist at Saint-Esprit (12th arrondissement), a post she held for 29 years. Between 1936 and 1939, she studied organ privately with Marcel Dupré, whose organ class at the Conservatoire she joined in 1939.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Age 7
    Born in Montpellier, in southern France, Jeanne Demessieux was the second child of Marie-Madeleine Demessieux (née Mézy) and Étienne Demessieux. After taking private piano lessons with her elder sister, Yolande, Jeanne entered the Montpellier Conservatoire in 1928.
    More Details Hide Details Four years later, she obtained first prizes in solfège and piano.
  • 1921
    Age 0
    Born in 1921.
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