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Cerf Jacques

(17. 01. 1932)

Cerf Jacques
Les Mimosas
CH-1581 Vallamand dessus
Suisse

Tel: +41 (0)26 677 26 54


Biography
Jacques Cerf was born in Lausanne, Switzerland and began learning piano with his father (a student of José Iturbi) at the age of three; he wrote small pieces for piano from the age of six. In 1948 he became a student of Piero Coppola who instructed him in composing and conducting. In 1950 he recorded two of his compositions together with a selection of musicians from the 'Orchestre National de Paris' for the 'Pathé Marconi' record company. In 1961 he won the 'Concours International de Guitare de Radio France' with 'Climat', in 1965 with 'Muances', 1971 with his 'Concerto Capriccioso', in 1973 with 'Prés de l’âtre', in 1975 with 'Burlesque' and in 1977 with 'Epitaphe'. In 1970 J. Iturbi performed the world premiere of his work 'Angoisse' in Bridgeport (USA). Zagreb television produced two of his ballets in 1971: 'l’ autre' and 'Contrastes'. In 1977 the guitarist W. Feybli together with the Radio Basel Orchestra under the direction of Francis Travis recorded his 'Concerto Capriccioso'. On the 22nd of June 1991 the 'Quatuor de Guitares de Versailles' performed his piece 'Espoir' which was recorded onto CD in 1992. On the 1st of April 2000 the Concert Guitar Trio performed the world premiere of 'Trisla' in Solothurn, Switzerland.
His work has been performed in the following countries: Germany, England, Argentina, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, USA and Switzerland.
He is a member of the Swiss Music Association, the SUISA and the 'Centre International d'Echanges Culturels'.
Interpreters of his work include Roberto Aussel, H. Bruhn, Pierre Cerf, Piero Coppola, Aliero Diaz, Charles Dobler, the duo D. Erni / W. Giger, Walter Feybli, André Girard, Helmut Imig, JoséIturbi, the duo Ch. Jaeggin / Ch. Studer, Siegfrid Koehler, Anna Loro, the quartet Martinez-Zarate / Boris Mersson / Vladimir Mikulka / Barbara Polacek, the duo Pomponio Zarate / Alberto Ponce, Francis Travis, the duo S. Takahama / Ch. Jaeggin, the duo P. Vasanen / R. Holmberg, José de Udaeta, the 'Quatuor de Guitares de Versailles', Hanni Widmer and the Concert Guitar Trio D. Erni / W. Feybli / Daniel Zimmermann, the duo M. Renno Boccali / D. Mariotti, the Radio France Orchestra, the Orchester National de Paris, Radio Lausanne Orchestra, Radio Basel Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra, the Saarbrücken Orchestra, the Bielefeld Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Radio and Television Zagreb. Choreography by Hrvoje Jezic.


Work list
2 pièces pour ténor et piano, op. 1 (1947)
Texts: Victor Hugo, Jacques Cerf
1. Nuits de juin (V. Hugo)2. Méditation (J. Cerf).
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Impromptu dramatique, op. 4 (1948)
for violin and string orchestra with harp
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Rêve de mai, op. 5 (1948)
for tenor and piano
Texts: Anonymus
Unknown poem from the 15th century.
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Prélude, fugue et choral, op. 9 (1950)
for string orchestra
Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Nocturne, op. 10 (1950)
for small orchestra (fl.ca/hp.cel/2.2.2.2)
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Welf, castellan d'Osbor, op. 11 (1950)
Opera in one act
Texts: Victor Hugo
Libretto by Victor Hugo.
Manuscript
L'exil, op. 12 (1950)
for string quartet
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Chanson, op. 13 (1950)
for flute and piano
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Clarinettina, op. 14 (1950)
for clarinet and small orchestra (fl/hn.tpt/str)
Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
L'enfance, op. 16 (1950)
for tenor and piano
Texts: Anonymus
Poem by Obadiah (XVII).
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Pianenito, op. 20 (1951)
for piano, oboe, and string orchestra
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Maryka - 4ème poème symphonique, op. 22 (1952)
for string orchestra
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
L'enfant sage, op. 23 (1953)
for piano
Rondo - Méditation - Jeux.
Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
Petites pièces pour grandes mains, op. 25 (1954)
for piano
Ten numbers.
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Le cours de danse, op. 27 (1955)
for piano
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Toccatina, op. 28 (1956)
for piano
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
S.O.S., op. 32 (1959)
for piano
Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Berceuse, op. 35 (1960)
for violin and piano
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Le petit ours, op. 37, 1 (1960)
Story
for the small pianist
Twelve easy numbers.
Duration: 15' 00"
Pan Verlag
Gerbergasse 30
CH- 4001 Basel
Schweiz
www.pan-verlag.com/
Le petit ours, op. 37, 2 (1960-1961)
Story
for two guitars
Twelve easy numbers.
Duration: 15' 00"
Pan Verlag
Gerbergasse 30
CH- 4001 Basel
Schweiz
www.pan-verlag.com/
Climat, op. 41 (1961)
for two guitars
Texte by Claude le Petit (1638-1662).
Duration: 6' 00"
Editions EFM
Paris
Virelai, op. 42 (1962)
for mezzo-soprano, flute, harpsichord and viola de gamba (or violoncello)
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Mime, op. 44 (1962)
for guitar
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Suite enfantine, op. 47 (1963)
for guitar
Ten numbers.
Duration: 19' 00"
Pan Verlag
Gerbergasse 30
CH- 4001 Basel
Schweiz
www.pan-verlag.com/
Angoisse, op. 48 (1964)
for string orchestra
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Danse, op. 49 (1964)
for double-bass solo
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
5ème concerto miniatur, op. 51 (1965)
for oboe and string orchestra
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Muances, op. 52 (1965)
for guitar
Duration: 9' 00"
Editions EFM
Paris
6ème concerto miniatur, op. 54 (1965)
for organ and orchestra (fl.ob.bn/hn.tpt.tbn/str)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
"Pi", op. 55 (1965)
Theme with variations
for guitar
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
4 caractères, op. 57 (1966)
for harp
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Tant noble est ma dame, op. 58 (1966)
for baritone and piano
Texts: Dante Alighieri (Jacques Cerf)
Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Autres mondes, op. 59 (1967)
for guitar
Text by Dante, French version by J. Cerf.
Duration: 7' 30"
Manuscript
Prélude, adagio et toccata, op. 60 (1967)
for organ
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Gentes dames qui l'amour..., op. 61 (1967)
for tenor and string orchestra
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Sérénade pour une étoile, op. 62 (1967)
for flute, oboe, guitar, violoncello and drum
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Emotivité, op. 63 (1968)
for clarinet and guitar
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Rosa, op. 64 (1968)
for soprano and organ
Texts: Caelius Symposius
Latin words by Caelius Symposius.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Cinq pièces sur six cordes, op. 65 (1968)
for guitar
Duration: 8' 00"
Editions EFM
Paris
L'effeuillage, op. 66 (1968)
for piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Contrastes, op. 67 (1968)
Entertainment
for oboe, clarinet, vibraphone, two timpani, tambourine, drum, piano and string orchestra
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Trisla, op. 69 (1969)
for three guitars (one of which is bass)
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
"Pourquoi?", op. 70 (1969)
for tenor and string quartet
Texts: Lermontov (Jacques Cerf)
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Volutes, op. 71 (1969)
for small organ, large drum, gong, tambourine, guitar and piano
Duration: 13' 30"
Manuscript
Le vilain petit canard, op. 73 (1971)
for two guitars
Based on Hans Christian Andersen.
Duration: 12' 00"
Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig
5, rue du Helder
F-75009 Paris
Frankreich
www.salabert.fr
Madeline, op. 74 (1972)
Opera
Texts: Edgar Allen Poe (Jacques Cerf)
Introduction and four scenes.
Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
Près de l'autre, op. 76 (1973)
for guitar
Duration: 10' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Progression, op. 77 (1973)
Choreography
for four guitars
1. Solo
2. Pas de deux
3. Trio
4. Pas de quatre.
For a guitar in A, one in G, one in E and one with seven strings.

Duration: 17' 30"
Manuscript
Burlesque, op. 78 (1974)
for guitar
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Epitaphe, op. 79 (1975)
for guitar
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Fantaisie de concert, op. 81 (1976)
for guitar
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Planche inactuelle, op. 82 (1977)
for violin solo
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Chatteries, op. 83 (1979)
Three sketches
for flute and guitar
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Aubade, op. 84 (1980)
for string quartet
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Paseo iberico, op. 85 (1981)
for guitar
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Estampes lacustres, op. 87 (1984)
for guitar
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Suite "Automne", op. 89 (1986)
for guitar
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Espoir, op. 90 (1990)
for guitar quartet
Duration: 17' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Lamento, op. 94 (1994)
for string orchestra
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Fractales, op. 95 (1995)
for flute solo
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Ombres et lumières, op. 97 (1996)
for guitar
Duration: 8' 30"
Manuscript
Dimension, op. 99 (1998)
for guitar
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Adoubement, op. 100 (1999)
for organ and piano
Duration: 9' 30"
Manuscript
Ambiance, op. 101 (2000)
for organ
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Errances, op. 102 (2001)
for small orchestra (1.1.ca.1.1/1.1.1.0/timp.perc/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
8ème concerto miniatur, op. 103 (2002)
for harp and orchestra (fl.ob/hn.tbn/timp/str)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Sur le lac, op. 104 (2004)
for flute, viola and guitar
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Fractales, op. 95, 2 (2004)
for alto sax
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript