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Print and download in PDF or MIDI ARIA. Eugene Bozza – Aria (Piano, Saxo Alto). Few works in the classical saxophonist’s repertoire have enjoyed as much popularity as the Aria by Eugene Bozza. Bozza () wrote this work for alto. Aria by Eugène Bozza () is a lyrical piece written in for advanced Alto Saxophone players. Technically and musically challenging, being able to.

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Recit, Sicilienne, et Rondo is a solo piece with piano accompaniment that explores both the high and low range of the bassoon. Bozza also reminds us of the horn’s roots eugne hunting horns with frequent calls and responses.

Eugène Bozza – Wikipedia

Pastorale Provencale” on YouTube His style shows many traditions of French Impressionist school mixed with the fundamental mastery of harmony of Bach. This compositional history lends itself as a partial explanation to the popularity of Bozza’s music in academic institutions.

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 was hired as the conductor for the Ballets Russes of Monte Carlo where he stayed for only a year before obzza the Paris Conservatoire for a third and final time in to study musical composition.

Eugene Bozza – Aria (Piano, Saxo Alto)

bozzs During a posthumous assessment of the archives of Bozza’s music over 70 unpublished manuscripts were found as well as several dozen that are no longer in print. Paris ConservatorieP. Cocteau said, “We have had enough clouds, waves, aquaria, watersprites, and nocturnal perfumes.

Written inthis piece comes fugene his time as the director of the Paris Opera Comique and had the best instrumentalists available to him. After 5 years of touring Europe with the orchestra, Bozza resigned and returned to the Conservatoire to study conducting with Henri Rabaud.


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 was a prolific composer throughout his life.

Reference editions such as the Grove Music Dictionary have very short entries or sometimes no entries whatsoever. Nuages for Saxophone Quartet is indicative of the Impressionistic side of Bozza. Norman Heim, professor of clarinet at the University of Maryland, may have encapsulated the success of Bozza’s work with this:.

Due to its technical demands and lyrical melodies, this piece is a mainstay of the conservatory repertoire for bassoon. Since that instrument has fallen to obscurity, this solo is now frequently played on bass trombone or tuba.

Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra is a three-movement work and one of 19 concertos written by Bozza.

This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat His style was normally highly accessible to listeners, students, and academics; and he composed such a mass of solo and chamber music that his name is commonly heard in studios.

He fell ill late in life and died in He graduated in with a Professor of Violin diploma. This scherzo focuses on the image of clouds and showcases masterful technique on the saxophone. Though a trained violinist, Bozza wrote an enormous amount of music for winds during his life. He married Juliette Arnaud, his first wife, in and had a son, Pierre, in However, for whatever reason, very little has been written about his life, especially the earlier years.

Most modern writing about his past cites a single dissertation, published inby Ara Rogers Rowen about his bassoon music. Bozza was born in to an Italian musician and a French woman in the coastal town of Nice, France. Aria, a piece written for Alto Saxophone and Piano, draws inspiration from the works of J. The influx of American and African American soldiers brought new styles and attitudes about music which were assimilated in French villages.


Most of his wind music was composed and published during eubene time in Valenciennes. This style of music quickly became part of French popular music and Bozza was introduced to it at an early age. Another major influence on his compositional style was the result of the cultural infusion which occurred during and following World War I. Bozza’s Concertino for Tuba and Orchestra represents a significant addition to the major solo repertoire for the Tuba.

There are over known published works as well as a wealth of manuscripts.

Bozza, Eugene – Aria for Alto Saxophone & piano

He composed many of his books of etudes and solo works eugenne this time for students and staff at his school. After 2 years of work he earned the Conservatorie’s Premier Prix for violin and secured the chair of concert master at L’orchestre Pasdeloup in 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.

He is the listener’s composer since the music is always interesting, and has a familiarity of melody and tonality that even the untrained ear can enjoy. Bozza remains frequently played and recorded today Naxos Music Library lists albums with recordings euegne his works and a YouTube search for Bozza yields thousands of videos.

Elements of jazz style and harmony are present in many of his works. After retirement in Bozza stayed in Valenciennes and continued to write music. Beginning in the mids, Bozza published at least one new work each year until just a few years before his death in