La forêt et l'oiseau, Op.18 (Ysaÿe, Théo)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Brussels: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1913]. Plate B. 718.
Misc. Notes from a copy provided by the Rosenthal Library of Queens College.
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Work Title La forêt et l'oiseau
Alternative. Title Troisième esquisse symphonique
Composer Ysaÿe, Théo
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.18
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ITY 6
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 sketch in 6 sections:
  1. La forêt - Le vagabond
  2. La joie de vivre
  3. Rêverie - L'oiseau
  4. En route
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1911 ?
First Performance. 1911-05?
First Publication. 1913
Dedication Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: piccolo, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A), 3 bassoons,
4 horns (F), 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, 2 harps, strings

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The sections are listed on the inside-front-page of the score but not inside the score itself.

Performed in Verviers in December 27 1911 conducted by the composer according to a review of the concert in 'L'art moderne', 7 Janvier 1912 issue, p.6. However, an earlier (May 1911?) performance conducted by the dedicatee (or organized by the dedicatee and conducted by Marc Hambourg?) is mentioned here ("Au sixième concert Ysaye , sous la direction de Mengelberg, Marc Hambourg fit valoir son jeu puissant et fougueux. On y entendit pour la première fois : La Foret et l oiseau"...)