Félix Fourdrain

Félix Fourdrain Sheet Music

  • Born
    3rd February 1880
  • Died
    23rd October 1923
  • Birthplace
    Nice, France

Félix Fourdrain was a French organist and composer. He is chiefly known for hisoperas. Many of them were written in collaboration with librettists and poets Arthur Bernède and Paul de Choudens; the best of which are La Glaneuse (Grand Théâtre de Lyon, 1909), Madame Roland (Théâtre des Arts de Rouen, 1913), andVercingétorix (Opéra de Nice, 1912). His masterpiece, La légende du Point d'Argentan, premiered at the Opéra-Comique in Paris in 1903. Born in Nice, Fourdrain had his earliest musical training at the Ecole de Musique Classique et Religieuse (L'École Niedermeyer) in Paris. He then studied with Alexandre Guilmant and Charles-Marie Widor at the Conservatoire de Pariswhere he was awarded a premiere prix for organ performance in 1900. He was appointed "organiste titulaire" at the Sainte-Elisabeth-de-Hongrie church in Paris and worked there between 1900 and 1905 approximately, publishing "Improvisations", a collection of organ compositions. He pursued further studies in music composition with Jules Massenet, who became his close friend and mentor. He also took on his own students, including Joseph-Arthur Bernier, Clotilde Coulombe, and Georges-Émile Tanguay. He died in Paris at the age of 43.

Title Form Instrument
Alsace et Lorraine Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La glaneuse Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La légende du point d'Argentan Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Le secret de Polichinelle Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Les contes de Perrault Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Les maris de Ginette Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Madame Roland Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Vercingetorix Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Poème romantique Piece Chamber group
Appassionato Romance Solo Instrument and Piano
2 Mélodies Song Voice(s) and Piano
Alger le soir Song Voice(s) and Piano
Au printemps Song Voice(s) and Piano
Ballade Song Solo Instrument and Piano
Carnaval Song Voice(s) and Piano
Chanson norvégienne Song Voice(s) and Piano
Chevauchée cosaque Song Voice(s) and Piano
Edelweiss Song Voice(s) and Piano
Fleurs de paravent Song Voice(s) and Piano
Il neige des fleurs Song Voice(s) and Piano