Chausson, Ernest


Chausson, Ernest

Poème for violin and orchestra Op. 25 (Piano Reduction/Solo)

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Chausson, Ernest

Poème for violin and orchestra Op. 25 (Piano Reduction/Solo)

(geb. Paris, 20. Januar 1855 — gest. Limay bei Mantes, 10. Juni 1899)


Preface to full score
To the French composer Ernest Chausson, who died as a result of a bicycle accident in the prime of his life, we owe at least four works which made his name famous for all time: Poème de l’amour et de la mer, Opus 19, the Symphony in B flat, Opus 20, the Concert, Opus 21 for violin, string quartet and piano, and Poème, Opus 25 for violin and orchestra. The latter piece was composed after the great success of the Concert (1892) and was encouraged and supported by Eugène Ysaÿe, who gave the composer advice regarding the major cadenza at the beginning, and for the passages in double stops. Chausson began the composition in the middle of April 1896 and finished it on 19th June. The premiere took place in the Concerts du Conservatoire in Nancy on 27th December, 1896, and was given by its dedicatee Eugène Ysaÿe, who afterwards made detailed suggestions for modifications, which, although meeting with Chausson’s approval, were not included in the orchestral score printed in Leipzig in 1898. (Ysaÿe’s son Théo was later to publish posthumously the revised version in Brussels). Apart from the original orchestral version, Chausson made two more arrangements of the Poème: the frequently played one for violin and piano, and a less known one for the same highly effective group of instruments used in his Concert, Opus 21. Poème had originally been inspired by le Chant de l’amour triomphant, a short story by Ivan Turgenyev, whose erstwhile lover Pauline Viardot counted among Chausson’s patrons.

For performance materials please contact the original publisher Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden.

Score Data


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Violine & Orchester


225 x 320 mm


Klavierauszug & Solo Violine



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