Download Short Description. Download Eugene- Description. a Marcel Moyse IMAG Image by Eugene Bozza (). For solo flute. Published by Alphonse Leduc (). Eugène Bozza () enrolled three times at the Paris Conservatory, studying Bozza’s Image, Op. 38, for solo flute was first published in , although.

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This piece is one of bozxa mainstays of the solo horn repertoire as well as one of the most difficult pieces overall. There are over known published works as well as a wealth of manuscripts.

In Rome, Bozza composed several large-scale works such as his opera Leonidashis Psalmsand the Introduzione and Toccata for piano and orchestra. His bozsa works—such as symphonies, concertos, and operas—are largely unknown outside of central Europe, but his solo and chamber works are fixtures in music schools throughout the world.

Most modern writing about his past cites a single dissertation, published inby Denise Rogers Rowen about his bassoon music. As part of the prize, he lived in Rome at the Villa de Medici for the following four ikage and five months so he could focus on growing as a composer, developing a voice, and honing his art. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Bozza was hired as the conductor for the Ballets Russes umage Monte Carlo where he stayed for only a year before returning the Paris Conservatoire for a third and final time in to study musical composition.

After 5 years of touring Europe with the orchestra, Bozza resigned and returned to the Conservatoire to study conducting eugdne Henri Rabaud.

Bozza, Eugene – Aria for Alto Saxophone & piano

Bozza also reminds us of the horn’s roots as hunting horns with frequent calls and responses. Some of the lore around this piece says that it was written very quickly after Bozza was questioned about how much he had accomplished in the first few months in Rome.

Recit, Sicilienne, et Rondo is a solo piece with piano accompaniment that explores both the high and low range of the bassoon. He remains one of the most prolific composers of chamber music for wind instruments. Most of his wind music was composed and published during his time in Valenciennes.


Bozza was born in to an Italian musician and a French woman in the coastal town of Nice, France. This style of music quickly became part of French popular music and Bozza was introduced to it at an early age. A testament to the universality of his music is that when Bozza died at midnight on September 28,his woodwind quintet Scherzo was being played on Belgian Radio at the request of a listener. Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra is a three-movement work and one of 19 concertos written by Bozza.

He fell ill late in life and died in The influx of American and African American soldiers brought new styles and attitudes about music which were assimilated in French villages. Due to its technical demands and lyrical melodies, this piece is a mainstay of the conservatory repertoire for bassoon. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Aria for Alto Saxophone & piano

Nuages for Saxophone Quartet is indicative of the Vozza side of Bozza. Paris ConservatorieP. Influenced heavily by the jazz culture of New Orleansthis piece explores many styles that might be heard walking around the city such as ragtime and dixieland.

Cocteau said, “We have had enough clouds, waves, aquaria, watersprites, and nocturnal perfumes. Another major influence on his compositional style was the result of the cultural infusion which occurred during and following World War I.

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Though a trained violinist, Bozza wrote an enormous amount of music for bozzza during his life. After retirement in Bozza stayed in Valenciennes and continued to write music.

Beginning in the mids, Bozza published at least one new work each year until just a few years before his death in However, for whatever reason, very little has been written about his life, especially the earlier years. His wife once confided that, “In fact, he was haunted by stage fright. He married Juliette Arnaud, his first wife, in and had a son, Pierre, in Bozza was a prolific composer throughout his life. Bozza created a deep repertoire of music for Bassoon. Written inthis piece comes from his time as the director of the Paris Opera Comique and had the best instrumentalists available to him.

After 2 years of work he earned the Conservatorie’s Premier Prix for violin and secured the chair of concert master at L’orchestre Pasdeloup in Since that instrument has fallen to obscurity, this solo is now frequently played on bass trombone or tuba.


This scherzo focuses on the image of clouds and showcases masterful technique on the saxophone.

He divorced Juliette Arnaud vozza the early s. New Orleans for Bass Trombone and Piano is a solo work written in for bass saxhorn. During a posthumous assessment of the archives of Bozza’s music over 70 unpublished manuscripts were found as well as several dozen that are no longer in print. He is the listener’s composer since the music is always interesting, and has a familiarity of melody and tonality that even the untrained ear can enjoy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His style was normally highly accessible to listeners, students, and academics; and he composed such a mass of solo and chamber music that his name is commonly heard in studios.

An unaccompanied work for solo fluteImage is a substantial piece that showcases many elements of flute technique including extreme registral and timbral changes and flutter tongue.

Eugène Bozza

Norman Heim, professor of clarinet at the University of Maryland, may have encapsulated the success of Bozza’s work with this:. This compositional history lends itself as a partial explanation to the popularity of Bozza’s music in academic institutions.

Views Read Edit View history. His father, Umberto Bozza, was a violinist who made his living playing in French casinos along the Mediterranean coast. Aria, a piece written for Alto Saxophone and Piano, draws inspiration from the works of J. Reference editions such as the Grove Music Dictionary have very short entries or sometimes no entries whatsoever.

Elements of jazz style and harmony are present in many of his works. Bozza’s Concertino for Tuba and Orchestra represents a significant addition to the major solo repertoire for the Tuba.

Bozza remains frequently played and recorded today Naxos Music Library lists albums with recordings of his works and a YouTube search for Bozza yields thousands of videos.

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