Henri Duparc

Henri Duparc Music Recordings

  • Born
    21st January 1848
  • Died
    12th February 1933
  • Birthplace
    Paris, France

Henri Duparc was a French composer of the late Romantic period. Duparc was born in Paris. He studied piano with César Franck at the Jesuit College in the Vaugirard district and became one of his first composition pupils. Following military service in the Franco-Prussian War, he married Ellen MacSwinney, from Scotland, on 9 November 1871. In the same year, he joined with Saint-Saëns and Romain Bussine to found the Société Nationale de Musique Moderne. Duparc is best known for his seventeen mélodies ("art songs") with texts by poets such as Baudelaire, Gautier, Leconte de Lisle, and Goethe. These pieces are considered by many to be among the greatest compositions by any composer in this form.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Elegie Funeral Music Voice(s) and Piano
Chanson triste Song Voice(s) and Piano
Extase Song Voice(s) and Piano
La vague et la cloche Song Voice(s) and Piano
La vie antérieure Song Voice(s) and Piano
Lamento Song Voice(s) and Piano
Le Galop Song Voice(s) and Piano
Le manoir de Rosemonde Song Voice(s) and Piano
L'invitation au voyage Song Voice(s) and Piano
Phidylé Song Voice(s) and Piano
Sérénade florentine Song Voice(s) and Piano