Desportes, Yvonne

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Yvonne Desportes

Biography

Born: July 18, 1907; Coburg, Germany

Died: December 27, 1993; Paris, France

Country: Coburg, Germany; Paris, France

Studies: Paris Conservatoire

Teachers: Paul Dukas, Jean Gallon


Yvonne Desportes (b. 1907, d. 1993) was a French writer and composer and daughter of Émile Desportes.

She was born in Coburg, Germany, and studied with Noel and Jean Galton, Maurice Emmanuel, Paul Dukas and Marcel Dupre at the Paris Conservatory. She won the Prix de Rome in 1932 and lived in Rome from 1933-37 at the Villa de Medicis. While there she met another Prix de Rome winner, the French sculptor Ulysse Gémignani and they married.

In 1943 she returned to Paris where she took a position teaching at the Paris Conservatory. Besides teaching and working as a composer, Desportes also wrote a number of textbooks. She died in Paris in 1993.[1]

Works for Percussion

20 petit pieces en forme d'études pour xylophoneXylophone
5 variations sur le Theme d'AmourOrgan; Multiple Percussion
A Bâton Rompus - Concerto No.1 for Two Percussion and OrchestraPercussion Duo; Orchestra
Autour de Pan (10 pieces) – Multiple Percussion; Flute; Piano
BacovibraVibraphone
Branlebas de combat – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Cascade de Percussion – Multiple Percussion
Cocktail percutant – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Coeur Battant (le) – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Danse du Xylonette – Piano; Xylophone
Des Chansons Percutantes – Multiple Percussion; Piano
En Cueillant les Lauriers – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Etats d'Ame – Multiple Percussion
Fa Do Sol Ré La Mi Si – Multiple Percussion; Piano
La Complaine de QuasimodoOrchestra Bells
La Danse du Pantin de Bois – Piano; Xylophone
La Foire Aux Cro√tes (12 etudes for percussion & piano) – Multiple Percussion; Piano
La Guérite sous la pluie – Piano; Snare Drum
La Tour Mauresque – Multiple Percussion
Paysage Narbonnais – Multiple Percussion
Petit Concert pour Lutins – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Petit Piece pour Percussion et Piano – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Premier Concours – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Rythmes mesures – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Tamourineur (le) - Concerto No. 2 for Percussion and Orchestra – Multiple Percussion; Orchestra
Theme and Variations (Desportes) – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Timpano et Xylonette – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Tim-Xy-Tam – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Un Choix Difficile – Multiple Percussion; Clarinet or Saxophone
Un Méchant Tambour – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Une Histoire de Peau d'Ane – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Valse Percutante – Multiple Percussion; Piano

References

  1. https://www.last.fm/music/Yvonne+Desportes/+wiki