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

Born in Paris, named Mélanie.
Supported by Cesar Franck acceptance at Paris Conservatory. Among her co-students are Debussy and Pierné.
First prize of conservatory for harmony
Termination of the studies at the conservatory and marriage with Albert Domange an industrialist, the two of them get three children, he brings five more from an earlier marriage in the household.
Prize of the Société des Compositeurs
Her sons have to fight in World War I
Dead of her husband
Dead of the youngest son
Becomes depressive due to the order of events
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)
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  1. Allegro moderato
Probably written after a visit of her eldest son, who was committed to compulsory labor in Switzerland during World War I.
This is the first print edition of this piece.
Piece (F-Dur)
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  1. Lent
Composition about 1900
Scènes de la forêt
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(flute, horn, piano)
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  1. Nocturne
  2. A 'laube
  3. Invocation
  4. Pour Artémis
Un flûte soupire 1936 (B-Dur)
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  1. Moderato

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Last edit 30.12.2019