Adolphe Blanc

Adolphe Blanc Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    24th June 1828
  • Died
    May 1885
  • Birthplace
    Manosque, France

Adolphe Blanc was a French composer of chamber music. Blanc was born in Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. At the age of 13 he was sent to study violin at the Paris Conservatoire. Though he studied under Fromental Halévy, and though his one-act comic opera Les Deux Billets was performed in 1868, Blanc's refined music lies in the Romantic Viennese tradition of hausmusik for private performance, music that was essentially peripheral to the public musical life of contemporary Paris, centered on opera, and Blanc has been largely overlooked. There are three string trios, four string quartets, seven string quintets of various configurations, 15 piano trios, piano quartets and quintets as well as settings and arrangements, songs, pieces for piano and violin, choral works and some orchestral works. He was conductor at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris, 1855 – 1860, and died in Paris.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Andantino capriccioso, Op.51 Caprice Chamber group
Les Beautés dramatiques Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Ouverture espagnole Overture Orchestra
Andante, Op.52 Piece Chamber group
String Quartet No.3, Op.38 Quartet String Quartet
Romance, Op.43b Romance Chamber group
Septuor, Op.40 Septet Chamber group
Cello Sonata No.2, Op.13 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Sonata for Piano and Harmonium, Op.55 Sonata Chamber group
Sonata No.1, Op.12 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
9 Petits Trios, Opp.56-64 Trio Chamber group
Piano Trio No.3, Op.24 Trio Chamber group
Piano Trio No.4, Op.35 Trio Chamber group
String Trio No.1, Op.25 Trio String Trio
String Trio No.2, Op.41 Trio String Trio
String Trio No.3, Op.48 Trio String Trio