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June 10, 2013

Alfred Manessier, "Le bouquet" (1955)

by mlmitche

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Painting from the Sonja Henie – Niels Onstad Collection

Published in Sonja Henie – Niels Onstad Collection (1968)

Manessier’s “bouquet” led the blogger to think of pieces of piano music with either a specific flower or the word “flower(s)” in their titles:

Bolcom, “The Gardenia”
Carreño, “Corbeille des fleurs”
Ibert, “Les Crocus” (from the Petite Suite)
Joplin, “The Chrysanthemum,” “Gladiolus Rag,” etc.
Lecuona, “Crisantemo Vals”
MacDowell, “To a Wild Rose” and “To a Water-lily” (from the Woodland Sketches)
Mayerl, “Evening Primrose,” “Hollyhock,” “Marigold,” “Sweet William,” “White Heather,” etc.
Quilter/Hough, “The Fuchsia Tree”
Rachmaninoff, “Daisies” and “Lilacs”
Schubert/Godowsky, “Heidenröslein” and “Trockne Blumen”
Schubert/Liszt, “Trockne Blumen”
Schumann, “Blumenstück” and “Einsame Blumen” (from the Waldszenen)
Sibelius, The Flowers
Tchaikovsky/Grainger, “Paraphrase on the ‘Valse des fleurs'”
… and so on

Chopin’s “Tuberose Nocturne” (opus 62, no. 1) can’t go on the list since James Gibbons Huneker–not Chopin–called it that.

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Sonja Henie and Niels Onstad

Photograph Published in a Brochure for the Sonja Henie – Niels Onstad Foundations (Bærum, Norway)

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