Biography of Mel (Melanie) Bonis (1858-1937)

21.01.1858
Born in Paris
1876
Supported by Cesar Franck acceptance at Paris Conservatory
1880
First prize of conservatory for harmony
1883
Marriage with Albert Domange an industrialist, the two of them get four children
1898
Prize of the Société des Compositeurs
Her sons have to fight in World War I
1918
Dead of her husband
1932
Dead of the youngest son
Becomes depressive due to the order of events
18.03.1937
Dies in Sarcelles
She had friendships with a number of musicians, among them Louis Fleury, this fact we probably owe the works for flute.

Sheet music for flute:

Air Vaudois 1916 (E-Dur)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro moderato
Probably written after a visit of her eldest son, who was committed to compulsory labor in Switzerland during World War I.


Piece (F-Dur)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Lent
Composition about 1900


Scènes de la forêt
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(flute, horn, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Nocturne
  2. A 'laube
  3. Invocation
  4. Pour Artémis


Un flûte soupire 1936 (B-Dur)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: easy
  1. Moderato


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Last edit 21.04.2014