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Orledge, Robert

Overview
Works: 167 works in 520 publications in 7 languages and 6,768 library holdings
Genres: Scores  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Chamber music  Parts (Music)  Arrangements (Music)  Pavans (Music)  Symphonies  Art music  Ballades (Instrumental music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Other, Composer, Writer of accompanying material, Conductor, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: M412, 780.92
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Most widely held works by Robert Orledge
Satie the composer by Robert Orledge( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erik Satie remains one of the most bizarre figures in music history, yet everything he did has its own curious logic. In this study Dr Orledge reveals what made Satie 'tick' as a composer, dealing with every aspect of his complex career and relating his achievement to the other arts and to the society in which he lived
Debussy and the theatre by Robert Orledge( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satie remembered by Robert Orledge( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the famous Gymnopedies to the scandalous ballet Relache, Satie's creations are paradoxical and extraordinary: they conceal their artistry and professionalism behind a veil of cultivated deceptions. Perhaps his most amazing creation, however, was the figure of Erik Satie, and the mask he created for himself was as deliberately ambiguous as his music. In dress he assumed the persona of a bourgeois functionary, complete with wing collar and umbrella. In art he was an iconoclast, the friend and inspirer of Cocteau, Brancusi, Man Ray and Les Six. He could be childish, resentful and irascible, yet people from all strands of society regarded him as polite and fascinating. His home after 1898 was a tiny squalid room in the dingy suburb of Arcueil, but he emerged from it daily, pristine, to walk to the lights and attractions of Paris - like an actor stepping out from the wings. Although his teachers at the Conservatoire regarded him as lazy and mediocre, he was revered by Debussy and Ravel. His strategies finally paid off after the First World War, when he was acknowledged as the leader of the French musical avant garde
Gabriel Fauré by Robert Orledge( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le portrait de Daisy Hamilton : opus 140 : (1934-38) by Charles Kœchlin( )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally composed with no specified instrumentation; edited and orchestrated for publication by Robert Orledge and Otfrid Nies
The Edgar Allan Poe operas by Claude Debussy( )

6 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debussy devoted himself intensely to two operas based on texts by Edgar Allen Poe during the last few years of his life which were dominated by ill health. He continued working on La Chute de la Maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher) until shortly before his death and was distraught at not being able to complete this composition. Le Diable dans le Beffroi (The Devil in the Belfry) has only survived in sketch form. The English musicologist Robert Orledge (*1948), a renowned expert within the field of French music at the beginning of the twentieth century, reconstructed both operas with great sensitivity to Debussys compositional style, augmenting missing passages. Debussy had promised the New York Metropolitan Opera the premiere of the Poe operas, apparently still believing that he would still complete them both. The composer received contractual confirmation that both works would only be performed consecutively on the same evening, meaning that the gloomy melancholy of one work would serve as a counterweight to the mocking humour of the other. The operas in their complete form as reconstructed by Robert Orledge have never been heard within the context intended by the composer. The production featuring the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester is therefore a world première: according to Debussys wishes, the two operas would have been performed at the New York Metropolitan Opera in this exact juxtaposition
Charles Koechlin (1867-1950) : his life and works by Robert Orledge( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Franse componist en muziekpedagoog (1867-1950)
Piano music by Claude Debussy( )

4 editions published in 2012 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete piano works by Erik Satie( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2018 and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This third volume of Erik Satie's complete solo piano music using Satie scholar Robert Orledge's new Salabert edition focusses on music composed between 1892-97, including theatrical scores such as the revolutionary uspud, and the Danses gothiques and famous Vexations written while the composer was hiding from a tempestuous love affair. The period closes with Satie composing in what he called "a more flexible and accessible way with the final Gnossienne and the six Pieces froides"--Container
Masques et bergamasques : suite for orchestra, op. 112 by Gabriel Fauré( )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre: 2.2.2.2./2.2.0.0, timbales, harpe et cordes
Pavane for orchestra with chorus ad libitum, op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré( )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voix: Choeur mixte (4 SATB) ; Accompagnement: Piano ; Langue: Français ; Epoque: Contemporain
Symphonie by César Franck( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second piano quartet : op. 45 by Gabriel Fauré( )

5 editions published in 1979 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elégie for violoncello and orchestra, op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré( )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre : 2.2.2.2./4.0.0.0, violoncelle solo, cordes
Quartet no. 1, in C minor, op. 15, for piano, violin, viola and cello by Gabriel Fauré( )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking back in 1922, Fauré noted that "The fact of the matter is that before 1870 I would not have dreamt of composing a sonata or a quartet. At that time a young musician had no chance of getting such works performed. It was only after Saint-Saëns had founded the National Music Society in 1871, the chief function of which was to perform the works of young composers, that I set to work." The encouragement given to French composers by the Société Nationale de Musique can hardly be overestimated; with his mentor, Saint-Saëns, Fauré joined Franck, d'Indy, Duparc, Lalo, and Massenet, among others, in the establishment of this concert organization which helped break the stranglehold of opera upon French musical life. But Fauré's sanguine remark about "setting to work" overlooks the "indolence" with which he reproached himself frequently in his youth -- his First Violin Sonata was not begun until 1875, and the First Piano Quartet not until the year after, to be completed in 1879. Meanwhile -- apart from a discarded Symphony in F -- he had been finding his way stylistically in the intimate purlieu of the mélodie. It is also misleading to say (as is often done) that there was no chamber music in France before the Société Nationale -- Alkan, Franchomme, Louise Farrenc, Lalo, Castillon, and Saint-Saëns himself all made notable contributions to the genre well before the founding of the SNM. Nevertheless, that venerable organization brought focus to French soul-searching, helping to embed chamber and symphonic music in the cultural mainstream. There are a number of remarkable things about Fauré's First Piano Quartet which mark it as a prominent turning point. One notes first the complete assurance in his shapely handling of sonata form, fastidious craft in a coruscating dialogue of parts, the richness and indelible personality of its deftly worked melodic material, and unfailingly adept writing for piano. Worth noting, too, is the combination of a highly refined personal style with compelling high spirits. Above all, his First Piano Quartet strikes persuasively not merely the urbane (the epithet which clings to Fauré), but the urban tone which George Bernard Shaw made explicit when he noted that "From Mozart I learned the art of saying important things conversationally." Romanticism and its doleful heroics are left behind in this work, as are the frivolous, the formulaic, and the balletic. The first movement holds one through its fluent melding of energy and lyricism. The Scherzo surprises with blithe, pizzicato pricked, perpetuum mobile fantasy. The great Adagio demonstrates that profound passion is not incompatible with balance and classical purity of line. And a soaring Allegro molto caps all with a gracefully poised major/minor shimmer of gaiety. Fauré was at the piano for the first performance of the First Piano Quartet with the Société Nationale on February 11, 1880. Responding to criticism from colleagues, he revised the finale. Thus, the work attained its final form only in 1883. - Adrian Corleonis at allmusic.com
Pelleas et Meĺisande : op. 80 by Gabriel Fauré( )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestration: 2, 2, 2, 2 / 4, 2, 0, 0, timbales, harpes, cordes
Ballade, opus 19, for piano and orchestra by Gabriel Fauré( )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roi Lear ; Le diable dans le beffroi ; La chute de la Maison Usher by Claude Debussy( )

8 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La statue retrouvée : pour trompette en ut et orgue (ou piano) by Erik Satie( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Oeuvres inédites et posthumes) (Archives Erik Satie). - Met inl. en voorw. in Frans en Engels. - Cop. 1995. - Met lit. opg. - Voor trompet en orgel of piano
Trois pièces op. 34 pour basson et piano by Charles Koechlin( )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ballades (Instrumental music) Bassoon and piano music--Scores and parts Cello and piano music Cello and piano music, Arranged--Scores and parts Cello and piano music--Scores and parts Cello with orchestra, Arranged--Scores Cello with orchestra--Scores Chamber music--Scores and parts Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra--Scores Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra--Vocal scores with piano Clarinet and piano music--Scores and parts Composers Debussy, Claude, Double bass and piano music, Arranged--Scores and parts Fauré, Gabriel, Flute and guitar music, Arranged--Scores and parts Flute and piano music, Arranged--Scores and parts Flute and piano music--Scores and parts France Friendship Incidental music--Excerpts--Scores Incidental music--Scores Kœchlin, Charles, Montesquiou-Fézensac, Robert,--comte de, Motion picture music--Excerpts, Arranged Music Operas Operas--Scores Orchestral music--Scores Organ music, Arranged Pavans Piano music Piano music, Arranged Piano music (Pianos (2))--Scores Piano quartets--Scores Piano quartets--Scores and parts Piano with orchestra--2-piano scores Piano with orchestra--Scores Piccolo and piano music--Scores and parts Satie, Erik, Suites (Orchestra) Suites (Orchestra)--Scores Symphonies Symphonies (Piano with orchestra) Trumpet and organ music--Scores and parts Trumpet and piano music--Scores and parts Viola and piano music, Arranged--Scores and parts Waltzes Woodwind septets (Recorders (7)), Arranged Woodwind sextets (Recorders (6)), Arranged
Satie the composer
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Debussy and the theatreSatie rememberedMasques et bergamasques : suite for orchestra, op. 112Pavane for orchestra with chorus ad libitum, op. 50Second piano quartet : op. 45Elégie for violoncello and orchestra, op. 24Quartet no. 1, in C minor, op. 15, for piano, violin, viola and cello
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Orledge, Robert

Orledge, Robert Francis Nicholas.

Orledge, Robert Francis Nicholas 1948-

Robert Orledge Brits musicoloog

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