James Ensor

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James Ensor

Postby holycity » Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:47 am

I wrote to the Musee D'Orsay asking them how they got the score of James Ensor's ballet La Gamme d'Amour they are doing soon. There is a copy of it in the closed stacks of the NYPL. He was a musician as well as a painter who played the harmonium. I wonder, since he lived till 1949, whether anybody recorded his improvisations or where the the rest of his written out scores are. Anybody know anything?

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Re: James Ensor

Postby Peter » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:16 pm

The Belgian classical radio (Radio 3, now Klara) recorded a cd with his works and improvisations back in 1999. If I find some time I'll have a look at it. You can also try your luck in the Ensor museum in Oostende, Belgium (his hometown).


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