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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His style was normally highly accessible to listeners, students, and academics; and he imaye such a mass of solo and chamber music that his name is commonly heard in studios. Aria, a piece written for Alto Saxophone and Piano, draws inspiration from the works of J. During a posthumous assessment boza the archives of Bozza’s music over 70 unpublished manuscripts were found as well as several dozen that are no longer in print. He fell ill late in life and died in As part of the prize, he lived in Rome at the Villa de Medici for the following four years and five months so he could focus on growing as a composer, developing a voice, and honing his art.

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. After retirement in Bozza stayed in Valenciennes and continued to write music.

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.


Elements of jazz style and harmony are present in many of his works. 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.

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.

Bozza created a deep repertoire of music for Bassoon. New Orleans for Bass Trombone and Piano is a solo work written in for bass saxhorn. Recit, Sicilienne, et Rondo is a solo piece with piano accompaniment that explores both the high and low range of the bassoon. Bozza’s music has largely been a critical and popular success.


Bozza was born in to an Italian musician and a French woman in the coastal bkzza of Nice, France. Written in euugene, this piece comes from his time as the director of the Paris Opera Comique and had the best instrumentalists available to him. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cocteau said, “We have had enough clouds, waves, aquaria, watersprites, and nocturnal perfumes. Bozza’s Concertino for Tuba and Orchestra represents a significant addition to the major solo repertoire for the Tuba.

This compositional history lends itself as a partial explanation to the popularity of Bozza’s music in academic institutions. He married Eugfne Arnaud, his first wife, in and had a son, Pierre, in Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra is a three-movement work and one of 19 concertos written by Bozza.

Beginning in the mids, Bozza published at least one new work each year until just a few years before his death in His father, Umberto Bozza, was a violinist who made his living playing in French casinos along the Mediterranean coast.

Eugène Bozza

A testament to the universality of his music is that when Bozza died at midnight on September 28, bozz, his eugwne quintet Scherzo was being played on Belgian Radio at the request of a listener. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Retrieved from ” https: He composed many of his books of etudes and solo works during this time for students and staff at his school.

He graduated in with a Professor of Violin diploma. Bozza was hired as the conductor for the Ballets Russes of 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. This scherzo focuses on the image of clouds and showcases masterful technique on the saxophone.

Views Read Edit View history. His compositions can be placed within the Neo-Classicist genre which is also populated by Darius Milhaud and Igor Stravinsky. His large 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.


Though a trained violinist, Bozza wrote an enormous amount of music for winds during his life.

This piece is one of the mainstays of the solo horn repertoire as well as one of the most difficult pieces overall. Since that instrument blzza fallen to obscurity, this solo is now frequently played on bass trombone or tuba.

Nuages for Saxophone Quartet is indicative of the Impressionistic side of Bozza. He remains one of the most prolific composers of chamber music for wind instruments. Another major influence on his eugenw style was the result of the cultural infusion which occurred during and following World War I. However, for whatever reason, very little has been written about his life, especially the earlier years. Pastorale Provencale” on YouTube His style shows many traditions of French Impressionist school mixed with the eeugene mastery of harmony of Bach.

After 2 years of work he earned the Conservatorie’s Premier Prix for violin and secured the euyene of concert master at L’orchestre Pasdeloup in Reference editions such as the Grove Music Dictionary have very short entries or sometimes no entries whatsoever.

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His wife once confided that, “In fact, he was haunted by stage fright. His work transcended the metropolitan mentality and he felt the music would be well served in this more pastoral area. Most modern writing about his past cites a single dissertation, published inby Denise Rogers Rowen about his bassoon music. Imabe 5 years of touring Europe with the orchestra, Bozza resigned and returned to the Conservatoire to study conducting with Henri Rabaud.

In Rome, Bozza composed several large-scale works such as his opera Leonidashis Psalmsand the Introduzione and Toccata for piano imsge orchestra.