Theodore Dubois  
Theodore Dubois
Theodore Dubois, in full François-Clément-Théodore Dubois (born Aug. 24, 1837, Rosnay, Fr.—died June 11, 1924, Paris), French composer, organist, and teacher known for his technical treatises on harmony, counterpoint, and sight-reading.

He studied under the cathedral organist at Rheims and at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1871 he succeeded César Franck as organist at the church of Sainte-Clotilde. In 1868 he was choirmaster at the Church of the Madeleine and later succeeded Camille Saint-Saëns as organist there. He taught harmony at the Paris Conservatoire (1871–90) and was director there (1896–1905). He wrote music of all types, including operas and choral and orchestral works; his outstanding composition is his oratorio, Les sept parole du Christ (1867; “The Seven Words of Christ”).

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Theodore Dubois - Piano Trio No. 1 (1904)
Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor (publ. 1904)

1. Mouvement modéré
2. Assez lent, tres expressif (8:25)
3. Vif et tres léger (17:01)
4. Tres large et tres soutenu (21:09)

Trio Hochelaga

Théodore Dubois - Piano Concerto No.2
Théodore Dubois - Ouverture de Frithiof
Orchestra: Les Siècles

Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth

Théodore Dubois - Adonis, poème symphonique (1901)
Adonis, poème symphonique (1901)

I. Mort d'Adonis (Death of Adonis) [0:00]
II. Déploration des nymphes (The Mourning of the Nymphs) [6:04]
III. Réveil d'Adonis (Rebirth of Adonis) [10:41]

A symphonic poem by French composer and organist Théodore Dubois (1837-1924). A student of Ambroise Thomas, Dubois won the Prix de Rome in 1861 and went on to assume the post of choirmaster in the Church of the Madeleine in Paris. As a professor and later Director at the Paris Conservatoire, he taught a generation of composers, including Paul Dukas, Achille Fortier, Albéric Magnard, Florent Schmitt, Guy Ropartz and Pierre de Bréville.

This tone poem is based on the Greek myth of Adonis, a hero so handsome that he sparked a rivalry between Aphrodite and Persephone. Zeus settled the dispute by arranging that Adonis would spent one third of the year with Aphrodite, one third in the underworld with Persephone, and one third wherever he pleased; Adonis chose to spend two thirds of the year with Aphrodite. Thus, he followed a cyclic pattern of life, death and rebirth, travelling from earth to the underworld and back again each year. Artemis, the virgin goddess of the hunt, was also intrigued by Adonis, but her vow of chastity caused her passion to be expressed instead in the form of jealousy of Adonis' skill as a huntsman. Artemis sent a monstrous wild boar to kill Adonis, who died in the arms of his lover Aphrodite. Where his blood fell, the short-lived anemone flower sprung to life.

Conductor: Jean-Philippe Tremblay
Orchestre de la Francophonie canadienne

Toccata en sol majeur - Théodore Dubois - Olivier Penin Orgue Ste-Clotilde Paris
Dubois 'Toccata' Cavaillé Coll Organ of St Ouen Gerard Brooks
Théodore DUBOIS - Le Paradis Perdu - Montpellier 2011
Recréation mondiale, donnée Salle Pasteur à Montpellier, ce 14 juillet 2011 avec
Chantal Santon (Eve),
Jennifer Borghi (L'Archange),
Mathias Vidal (Adam),
Alain Buet (Satan).

Ensemble chambriste formé par des solistes des Siècles,
choeur Les Cris de Paris,
et tout cela dirigé par le directeur historique des Cris de Paris,
Geoffroy Jourdain.

Théodore Dubois : Les sept paroles du christ
Théodore Dubois, The Seven Last Words of Christ
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