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Serenade Op 47-FL/OB/PN

Composer: Lacombe, Paul

Publisher: International Music Co

Edition: 1318

$22.00

Serenade Op 47
for flute, oboe, and piano
by Paul Lacombe (1837-1927)- French (Languedocien) composer and pianist

Paul Lacombe was born in Carcassonne into a wealthy family of 
linen merchants. Initial music lessons were at the piano with his 
mother and he later studied voice and theory with François 
Teysseyre (1821-1887). Lacombe was an admirer of the music 
of Georges Bizet, who promoted Lacombe's music among his 
Parisian peers, and was responsible for a performance of 
Lacombe's Violin Sonata, Op. 8, by Pablo de Sarasate and 
Élie-Miriam Delaborde. Lacombe wrote Suite pastorale, Op. 31, 
a work praised by Édouard Lalo, and two Prix-de-la-société-des- 
compositeurs-winning symphonies. Due to efforts made by Bizet, 
his music was played regularly at the Concerts Colonne and 
Concerts Pasdeloup. 

Though Lacombe's music was well appreciated among fellow 
composers and musicians, it never gained a widespread popularity 
as he was not willing to leave his hometown of Carcassonne for 
Paris. A prolific composer with more than 150 works, his only 
significant popular success came in 1890 with the Aubade 
printanière, Op. 37. Throughout he retained a sense of classical 
form and melody, but explored contemporary (i.e. impressionistic) 
harmonies in his later works. His compositional style presents, aside 
from its clean and solid craftsmanship, an amiable and appealing 
character, but with no particular originality. He died in Carcassonne 
4. June 1927.