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Paul Agricola Genin
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Sheet music for Paul Agricola Genin
Flute,String Orchestra — Score,Set of Parts —
Composed by Paul Agricole Genin. Arranged by James Strauss. Score, Set of Parts. 47 pages. Published by James Strauss (S0.348749).
— — Baroque
Faksimile der Ausgabe Berlin 1757 (Ubers. J. H. Agricola). Composed by Joh F. Agricola and Pier F. Tosi. Edited by Kurt Wichmann. Buchverlag Breitkopf & Hartel (Music Books).
What Quantz did for the flute, C. P. E. Bach for the clavier, and Leopold Mozart for the violin, Tosi did for the voice with his comprehensive vocal method.Baroque. Breitkopf and Haertel #BV-295. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.BV-295).
saxophone alto/Piano — score and part — Classical, Romantic Period
Composed by Paul-Agricole Genin. Edited by Paul Wehage. Classical, Romantic Period. Score and part. Musik Fabrik #MFPAG005. Published by Musik Fabrik (FA.MFPAG005).
Alto Saxophone, Piano — score and part — Classical, Romantic Period
Composed by Paul-Agricole Genin. Edited by Paul Wehage. Classical, Romantic Period. Score and part. Musik Fabrik #MFPAG006. Published by Musik Fabrik (FA.MFPAG006).
Flute and Harp — score and parts —
Composed by Paul Agricole Genin. Edited by Claudio Ferrarini and Floraleda Sacchi. Musica Varia. Score and parts. Ut Orpheus #HS 191. Published by Ut Orpheus (UT.HS-191).
Flute & Orchestra — score and parts —
Composed by Paul Agricole Genin. Arranged by Jan Valta. Flute & Orchestra. Score and parts. Duration 11'04. Editions Marc Reift #23033. Published by Editions Marc Reift (MA.EMR-23033).
Flute & String Orchestra — score and parts —
Composed by Paul Agricole Genin. Arranged by Jan Valta. Flute & String Orchestra. Score and parts. Duration 11'04. Editions Marc Reift #24117. Published by Editions Marc Reift (MA.EMR-24117).
Flute — Softcover — Classical
Composed by Paul Agricole Genin. Leduc. Classical. Softcover. Alphonse Leduc #AL27478. Published by Alphonse Leduc (HL.48184460).
— listening compact disc —
By Ross Pople; London Festival Orchestra; Patrick Gallois. By Paul Agricola Genin. Listening compact disc. Published by Deutsche Grammophon (NX.DG445822).
Alto Saxophone, Piano — —
Composed by Pierre-Agricole Genin. With Standard notation. Gerard Billaudot Editeur #524-08149. Published by Gerard Billaudot Editeur (PR.524081490).
So far, I have found scant biographical data about Paul [aka Pierre] Agricole [sometimes spelled Agricol] Genin. The librarian at the University of Washington Music Library claims he is a "minor composer" — but lists 64 Opuses by him. I’ve also been told that his Fantaisie & Variations on "Carnival of Venice" for Flute, Opus 14 is a showy but insubstantial piece — loved by audiences, a challenge for soloists, and loathed by accompanists. I’m part of that audience who loves the piece, and I particularly like the way Jean-Pierre Rampal runs through his octaves, double- and triple-tonguing, triplets, sextets, riffs and trills. He — with Futaba Inoue on piano — has spoiled me for any other version.
What little information I have on Paul Agricole Genin was sent to me by Susan Nelson, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN, who is a member of The Flute List on the Internet. Susan wrote:
The majority of sources, including the Library of Congress name authority file and older biographical works — like Adolph Goldberg’s compilation of flutists — give this composer’s name as Paul Agricole (sometimes Agricol) Genin. I had to do some research on Genin recently to confirm his dates and titles of some works, and found that the "Pauls" outnumber the "Pierres." I think the name conflict may have arisen from the fact that there was a later flutist named Pierre Gennin who, along with his brother Jean, was active as a performer in England in the twenties and thirties.
Note: Jean and Pierre Genin made many recordings of their own compositions in the late 20’s with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, under Dan Godfrey. In "live" concerts of the Bournemouth Symphony, Jean was the principal flute and Pierre their solo piccolo. Jean seems to have been the composer of the family. (They are not to be confused with — ahem — Paul A. Genin, the French flautist composer, second half 19th c.)
The following bits of information on Genin are from Goldberg’s Portrats und Biographien hervorragender Floten-Virtuosen, Dilettanten, und Komponisten (published in Berlin, 1906):
Paul Agricol Genin was born on 14th February 1832, in Avignon; died 22nd December 1903, in Paris, France.
He was the Principal flute of the Theatre Italien in Paris, and of the Colonne Orchestra.
He is also described as "Officier de l’Academie"; I don’t know whether this refers to the Academie Francaise.
I have a date of 1857 for Genin’s Carnival of Venice variations. That is from a library cataloging record, so it could possibly be a publication date, but it’s probably as close as one is likely to get without access to manuscript materials.