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Suite de Trois Morceaux Op. 116 by Benjamin Godard (1849-1895)

Posted on June 12, 2016 at 9:10 AM

Godard’s Suite de Trois Morceaux Op. 116 was composed in 1890 for renowned French flutist Paul Taffanel, who at the time was the conductor at Paris Opéra. Coincidentally, both Taffanel and Godard, along with Jules Danbé and Gabriel Marie, were all candidates for the conductorship at the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire in 1892, apposition which Taffanel eventually won. Originally trained as a violinist, Benjamin Godard’s compositional skills gained recognition and today he is best remembered for a number of works including the Suite de Trois Morceaux Op. 116.

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