Henri Büsser

Büsser photographed by Auguste Leroux (1895)

French classical composer, organist, and conductor.

- Henri Büsser

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Henri Dutilleux

French composer active mainly in the second half of the 20th century.

Dutilleux in 2004 at the Concours International de Composition Henri Dutilleux.

There, between 1933 and 1938, he attended the classes of Jean and Noël Gallon (harmony and counterpoint, in which he won joint first prize with the cellist Paul Tortelier), Henri Büsser (composition) and Maurice Emmanuel (history of music).

Charles Gounod

French composer.

Gounod in 1860 soon after his greatest success, Faust
Gounod aged 22, by Dominique Ingres
Missions étrangères de Paris
Gounod's wife, Anna, by Ingres, 1859
The palace of Méphistophélès, Faust, 1859
Caroline Carvalho as Juliette, 1867
Georgina Weldon in a Victorian advertisement for soap
Cinq-Mars, 1877
Gounod in old age by Nadar, 1890
Gounod in comic vein: the "gurgling" (petits glougloux) couplets from Le Médecin malgré lui (1858)
The finale of the Faust ballet music, composed for large orchestra
The opening of Gounod's Second Symphony: "The introductory Adagio in the key of E flat speaks of Beethoven's Eroica".
"Le Vallon": an early song by Gounod, from c. 1840

Gounod revised the work, even giving it a happy ending, but in the 1930s Reynaldo Hahn and Henri Büsser prepared a new edition for the Opéra-Comique, restoring the work to its original tragic five acts.

Tomojirō Ikenouchi

Japanese composer of contemporary classical music and professor.

A string quartet performing for the Mozart Year 2006 in Vienna

He traveled to Paris in 1927, where he studied composition with Henri Büsser and piano with Lazare Lévy.

Henri Challan

French composer and music educator.

The Château d'Asnières

He was a pupil of Jean Gallon and Henri Büsser and was appointed a professor of harmony in 1936.

Claude Debussy

French composer.

Rue au Pain, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, street of Debussy's birthplace
Debussy by Marcel Baschet, 1884
Gamelan orchestra, circa 1889
Lilly Debussy in 1902
Emma Bardac (later Emma Debussy) in 1903
Debussy's last home, now 23 Square de l'Avenue Foch, Paris
Debussy's grave at Passy Cemetery in Paris
Illustration of L'après-midi d'un faune, 1910
Monet's Impression, soleil levant (1872), from which "Impressionism" takes its name
Improvised chord sequences played by Debussy for Guiraud
S. Pickwick Esq. P.P.M.P.C.
Debussy with Igor Stravinsky: photograph by Erik Satie, June 1910, taken at Debussy's home in the Avenue du Bois de Boulogne

Singers in Debussy's mélodies or excerpts from Pelléas et Mélisande included Jane Bathori, Claire Croiza, Charles Panzéra and Ninon Vallin; and among the conductors in the major orchestral works were Ernest Ansermet, Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht, Pierre Monteux and Arturo Toscanini, and in the Petite Suite, Henri Büsser, who had prepared the orchestration for Debussy.

Petite Suite (Debussy)

Suite for piano four hands by Claude Debussy.

Claude Debussy in 1908

It has been transcribed many times, most notably in an orchestral version by Debussy's colleague Henri Büsser.

Avenue Kléber

Avenue in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, one of the twelve avenues that converge on Place Charles de Gaulle.

View of Avenue Kléber

French composer Henri Büsser (1872-1973) lived at Number 71.

Yvonne Gall

French operatic soprano.

Yvonne Gall in 1919
Yvonne Gall, from a 1919 publication.

She was married to the conductor Henri Büsser.

Joseph Hansen (dancer)

Belgian dancer and choreographer.

The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie on the Place de la Monnaie/Muntplein in Brussels

La Ronde des saisons by Henri Büsser (Paris Opera, 22 December 1905)

Lyse Charny

French contralto opera singer who made her début at the Paris Opera in 1910 in the ballet Les Bacchantes.

Lyse Charny

On 10 May 1922, she created the roles of Kallista and Julie in the première of Henri Busser's Les noces corinthiennes.