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Cerf Jacques

(17. 01. 1932 - 20. 03. 2019)

Cerf Jacques
(VD)



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers
Biography
* 17. 01. 1932, † 20. 03. 2019.

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)

Instrumentation: for violin and string orchestra with harp

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Rêve de mai, op. 5 (1948)

Instrumentation: for tenor and piano

Texts: Anonymus

Unknown poem from the 15th century.

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Prélude, fugue et choral, op. 9 (1950)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Nocturne, op. 10 (1950)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for string quartet

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Chanson, op. 13 (1950)

Instrumentation: for flute and piano

Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Clarinettina, op. 14 (1950)

Instrumentation: for clarinet and small orchestra (fl/hn.tpt/str)

Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
L'enfance, op. 16 (1950)

Instrumentation: for tenor and piano

Texts: Anonymus

Poem by Obadiah (XVII).

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Pianenito, op. 20 (1951)

Instrumentation: for piano, oboe, and string orchestra

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Maryka - 4ème poème symphonique, op. 22 (1952)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
L'enfant sage, op. 23 (1953)

Instrumentation: for piano

Rondo - Méditation - Jeux.

Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
Petites pièces pour grandes mains, op. 25 (1954)

Instrumentation: for piano

Ten numbers.

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Le cours de danse, op. 27 (1955)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Toccatina, op. 28 (1956)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
S.O.S., op. 32 (1959)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Berceuse, op. 35 (1960)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Le petit ours, op. 37, 1 (1960)
Story

Instrumentation: 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

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for two guitars

Texte by Claude le Petit (1638-1662).

Duration: 6' 00"
Editions EFM
Paris
Virelai, op. 42 (1962)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano, flute, harpsichord and viola de gamba (or violoncello)

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Mime, op. 44 (1962)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Suite enfantine, op. 47 (1963)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Ten numbers.

Duration: 19' 00"
Pan Verlag
Gerbergasse 30
CH- 4001 Basel
Schweiz
www.pan-verlag.com/
Angoisse, op. 48 (1964)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Danse, op. 49 (1964)

Instrumentation: for double-bass solo

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
5ème concerto miniatur, op. 51 (1965)

Instrumentation: for oboe and string orchestra

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Muances, op. 52 (1965)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 9' 00"
Editions EFM
Paris
6ème concerto miniatur, op. 54 (1965)

Instrumentation: for organ and orchestra (fl.ob.bn/hn.tpt.tbn/str)

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
"Pi", op. 55 (1965)
Theme with variations

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
4 caractères, op. 57 (1966)

Instrumentation: for harp

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Tant noble est ma dame, op. 58 (1966)

Instrumentation: for baritone and piano

Texts: Dante Alighieri (Jacques Cerf)

Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Autres mondes, op. 59 (1967)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Text by Dante, French version by J. Cerf.

Duration: 7' 30"
Manuscript
Prélude, adagio et toccata, op. 60 (1967)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Gentes dames qui l'amour..., op. 61 (1967)

Instrumentation: for tenor and string orchestra

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Sérénade pour une étoile, op. 62 (1967)

Instrumentation: for flute, oboe, guitar, violoncello and drum

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Emotivité, op. 63 (1968)

Instrumentation: for clarinet and guitar

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Rosa, op. 64 (1968)

Instrumentation: for soprano and organ

Texts: Caelius Symposius

Latin words by Caelius Symposius.

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Cinq pièces sur six cordes, op. 65 (1968)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 8' 00"
Editions EFM
Paris
L'effeuillage, op. 66 (1968)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Contrastes, op. 67 (1968)
Entertainment

Instrumentation: for oboe, clarinet, vibraphone, two timpani, tambourine, drum, piano and string orchestra

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Trisla, op. 69 (1969)

Instrumentation: for three guitars (one of which is bass)

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
"Pourquoi?", op. 70 (1969)

Instrumentation: for tenor and string quartet

Texts: Lermontov (Jacques Cerf)

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Volutes, op. 71 (1969)

Instrumentation: for small organ, large drum, gong, tambourine, guitar and piano

Duration: 13' 30"
Manuscript
Le vilain petit canard, op. 73 (1971)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 10' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
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Progression, op. 77 (1973)
Choreography

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Epitaphe, op. 79 (1975)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Fantaisie de concert, op. 81 (1976)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Planche inactuelle, op. 82 (1977)

Instrumentation: for violin solo

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Chatteries, op. 83 (1979)
Three sketches

Instrumentation: for flute and guitar

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Aubade, op. 84 (1980)

Instrumentation: for string quartet

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Paseo iberico, op. 85 (1981)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Estampes lacustres, op. 87 (1984)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Suite "Automne", op. 89 (1986)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Espoir, op. 90 (1990)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Fractales, op. 95 (1995)

Instrumentation: for flute solo

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Ombres et lumières, op. 97 (1996)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 8' 30"
Manuscript
Dimension, op. 99 (1998)

Instrumentation: for guitar

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Adoubement, op. 100 (1999)

Instrumentation: for organ and piano

Duration: 9' 30"
Manuscript
Ambiance, op. 101 (2000)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Errances, op. 102 (2001)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: for harp and orchestra (fl.ob/hn.tbn/timp/str)

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Sur le lac, op. 104 (2004)

Instrumentation: for flute, viola and guitar

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Fractales, op. 95, 2 (2004)

Instrumentation: for alto sax

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript