Gustave Charpentier

Gustave Charpentier Sheet Music

  • Born
    25th June 1860
  • Died
    18th February 1956
  • Birthplace
    Dieuze, Moselle, France

Gustave Charpentier was a French composer, best known for his opera Louise. Charpentier was the son of a baker, and with the assistance of a rich benefactor he studied violin at the conservatoire in Lille before entering the Paris Conservatoire in 1881. There he took lessons in composition under Jules Massenet (from 1885) and had a reputation of wanting to shock his professors. In 1887 he won the Prix de Rome for his cantata Didon. During the time in Rome that the prize gave him, he wrote the orchestral suite Impressions d'Italie and began work on the libretto and music for what would become his best-known work, the opera Louise.

Title Form Instrument
Allégorie Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Didon Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
La vie du poète Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Julien Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Louise Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Sérénade à Watteau Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Voice(s) and Orchestra
A mules Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
A une fille de Capri Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Chanson d'automne Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Complainte Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Impressions fausses Song Cycle Voice(s) and Orchestra
La chanson du chemin Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
La cloche fêlée Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
La musique Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
La petite frileuse Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Les chevaux de bois Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Les trois sorcières Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Parfum exotique Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Prière Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Impressions d'Italie Suite Orchestra