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CHAMINADE, Cecile (1857-1944)
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Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade (August 8, 1857 – April 13, 1944) was a French composer and pianist.
        
        Born in Paris, she studied at first with her mother, then with Félix Le Couppey,Marie Gabriel Augustin Savard, Martin Pierre Marsick and Benjamin Godard, but not officially, since her father disapproved of her musical education.

        Her first experiments in composition took place in very early days, and in her eighth year she played some of her sacred music to Georges Bizet, who was much impressed with her talents. She gave her first concert when she was eighteen, and from that time on her work as a composer gained steadily in favor. She wrote mostly character pieces for piano, and salon songs, almost all of which were published.
She toured France several times in those earlier days, and in 1892 made her début in England, where her work was extremely popular. Isidor Philipp, head of the piano department of the Paris Conservatory championed her works.

        Chaminade married a music publisher from Marseilles, Louis-Mathieu Carbonel, in 1901, and on account of his advanced age the marriage was rumored to be one of convenience. He died in 1907, and Chaminade did not remarry.
        
        In 1908 she visited the United States, and was accorded a very hearty welcome from her innumerable admirers there. Her compositions were tremendous favorites with the American public, and such pieces as the Scarf dance or the Ballet No. 1 were to be found in the music libraries of many lovers of piano music of the time. She composed a Konzertstück for piano and orchestra, the ballet music to Callirhoé and other orchestral works. Her songs, such as The Silver Ring and Ritournelle, were also great favorites. Ambroise Thomas, the celebrated French composer and writer, once said of Chaminade: "This is not a woman who composes, but a composer who is a woman." In 1913, she was awarded the Légion d'Honneur, a first for a female composer. In London, 1903, she made gramophone recordings of six of her compositions for the Gramophone and Typewriter Company; these are among the most sought-after piano recordings by collectors. Before and after World War I, Chaminade recorded many piano rolls, but as she grew older, she composed less and less, dying in Monte Carlo on April 13, 1944.

        Chaminade was relegated to obscurity for the second half of the 20th Century, her piano pieces and songs mostly forgotten, with the Flute Concertino in D major, Op. 107, composed for the 1902 Paris Conservatoire Concours, her most popular piece today.

        Chaminade's sister married Moritz Moszkowski, also a well-known composer and pianist like Cécile.
Six Romances sans Paroles, Op. 76 $6.95
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Six Etudes de Concert, Op. 35 $11.95
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Sonata in C minor, Op 21 $6.95
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Pieces, Opp. 41; 101 $4.95
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Theme Varie, Op. 89 $4.95
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Deuxieme Valse, Op. 77 $4.95
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Etude Symphonique, Op. 28 $4.95
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Andante et Scherzettino, Op. 59 $5.95
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Pastorale Enfantine, Op. 12 (arr. Alder) $4.95
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Album des Enfants, Premiere Serie, Op. 123 (Children's Album, First Series) $7.95
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Album des Enfants, Deuxieme Serie, Op. 126 (Children's Album, Second Series) $7.95
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Pieces, Opp. 35; 106 $5.95
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Selected Pieces - Vol. 1 (ed. Scharfenberg) $10.95
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Novelette, Op. 110 $3.95
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Valse-Caprice No. 1, Op. 33 $4.95
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Pieces, Opp. 22, 23 $4.95
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Pieces, Opp. 130, 131 $4.95
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Pieces, Opp. 128, 129 $4.95
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La Morena - Caprice Espagnol, Op. 67 $3.95
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Piece Dans le Style Ancien, Op. 74 $3.95
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Piece Romantique et Gavotte, Op. 9 $3.95
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La Sevillane $6.95
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Cortege, Op. 143 $4.95
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Guitare - Caprice, Op. 32 $3.95
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Etude Humoristique, Op. 138 $5.95
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Etude Melodique, Op. 118 $5.95
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Etude Pathetique, Op. 124 $5.95
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Etude Romantique, Op. 132 $6.95
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Etude Scolastique, Op. 139 $5.95
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Trois Morceaux, Op. 31 $10.95
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Concertino, Op. 107 (arr. Alder) $5.95
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Air de ballet; Serenade aux etoiles $9.95
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Trio No.1 in G minor, Op.11 $19.95
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Trio No.2 in A minor, Op.34 $19.95
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Songs (20), Book 1 (high) $12.95
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Ten Miniatures for String Quartet From $6.95
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