Henri Tomasi

1901 - 1971

French

Summary

Biography

Henri Tomasi (Marseilles, 17th August 1901 - Paris, 13th January 1971) entered the Paris Conservatory at the age of sixteen where he studied under Georges Caussade, Paul Vidal, Vincent d’Indy and Philippe Gaubert. In 1927 he was awarded a First Prize for conducting and the Grand Prix de Rome. He began a joint career as composer and conductor. His many works show a preference for the theatre and, in the field of instrumental music, for wind instruments. Among his very many ballets and operas are La Grisi, Les Santons, Féerie laotienne, Miguel Mañara, L’Atlantide, Le triomphe de Jeanne, Le silence de la mer. Among his symphonic works, he has written concertos for the flute, trumpet, saxophone, viola, horn, clarinet, trombone, bassoon, and violin.

Performances

1st July 2021

SOLOISTS
Jean-Christophe Mentzer
PERFORMERS
Orchestre Philharmonque de Strasbourg
CONDUCTOR
Aziz Shokhakimmov
LOCATION
Salle Erasme Palais de la Musique, Strasbourg, France

23rd August 2021

SOLOISTS
Håkan Hardenberger
PERFORMERS
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Fabien Gabel
LOCATION
Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden

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