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Emile Pessard

Émile Louis Fortuné Pessard (29 May 1843 – 10 February 1917) was a French composer.

Pessard was born and died in Paris. He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he won 1st prize in Harmony. In 1866 he won the Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata Dalila which was performed at the Paris Opera on February 21, 1867. From 1878 to 1880 he was inspector of singing at Paris Schools, in 1881 he became professor of Harmony at the Paris Conservatory.

His students included Maurice Ravel, Jacques Ibert, William Molard, Albert Seitz and Justin Élie. After 1895 he was a critic and director. He composed many comic operas and operettas, as well as masses.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 29th, 1843 (Paris), Died February 10th, 1917 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9377 10-in. 8/26/1910 Andalouse John Lemmoné Flute solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-9611 12-in. 11/7/1910 Bolero John Lemmoné Flute solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-11185 10-in. 11/6/1911 Bergère légère Edmond Clément Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-12939 12-in. 2/21/1913 Capitaine Fracasse : Prelude et menuet Longy Club Woodwind quintet composer  
Victor CVE-37417 12-in. 1/15/1927 Sylvelin Robert B. Campbell Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor PBVE-281 10-in. 4/23/1927 L'adieu du matin Lawrence Strauss Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor PCS-019296 12-in. 5/27/1938 Requiem du coeur Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick 15123-15124 10-in. 3/11/1925 Requiem du coeur Giuseppe Danise Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E22346-E22347 10-in. 4/11/1927 Requiem du coeur Giuseppe Danise Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 2988 10-in. Apr.-May 1914 Andalouse Marcel Moyse Flute solo, with piano composer  
Edison 6067 10-in. Mar. 1918 L'adieu du matin Pierre A. Asselin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pessard, Emile," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108733.

Pessard, Emile. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108733.

"Pessard, Emile." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108733

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