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JONGEN, Léon

Léon JONGEN (Liège, 2nd March 1884 - Brussels, 18th November 1969)

Upon completion of his studies at the Conservatory of Liège, Léon JONGEN became organist at the Saint Jacques church in his native city.

In 1913, he won the First Grand Prize of Rome with his cantata “Les fiancés de Noël”. He started a career as pianist. In 1918 after World War I he travelled extensively to Africa, India, China and Japan and for 2 years was director and conductor of the Opéra Français of Hanoï.

Back in Belgium in 1934 he taught fugue at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, afterwards he succeeded his brother Joseph as director of this institution. From 1939 to 1949 he conducted the concerts of the conservatory. His Violin Concerto was the compulsory work of the “International Music Competition Queen Elisabeth of Belgium 1963”.

He wrote numerous symphonic works and he was attracted by the theatre. His opera “Thomas l’Agnelet” is one of the best lyrical works ever written in Belgium.

Although a great admiror of the French romantic school and slightly influenced by César Franck he nevertheless developed towards more modernistic conceptions.

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works

  • A quoi rêvent les jeunes filles, 1938
    1 vocal part (S. or Mz.) and chamber orchestra 00:00:00
  • A quoi rêvent les jeunes filles, 1938
    Soprano and chamber orchestra 00:00:00
  • A quoi rêvent les jeunes filles, 1938
    Mezzosoprano and chamber orchestra 00:00:00
  • Air et danse, 1960
    trumpet in C and piano 00:07:00
  • Allegro, 1947
    trumpet 00:00:00
  • Allegro energico, 1944
    horn in F 00:00:00
  • Allegro moderato, 1940
    horn in F 00:00:00
  • Allegro non troppo, 1942
    horn in F 00:00:00
  • Andante, 1941
    piano 00:00:00
  • Aria, 1957
    viola 00:00:00
  • Cadence et rigodon, 1934
    chromatic trumpet in C 00:07:00
  • Cadence pour un concerto imaginaire, 1941
    cello 00:00:00
  • Campeador, 1932
    orchestra 00:09:00
  • Campeador, 1932
    piano 00:09:00
  • Campeador, 1932
    2 pianos 00:09:00
  • Chanson à boire, 1949
    Bass and piano 00:06:00
  • Chansons de la glèbe, 1901
    Women's choir and piano 00:24:00
  • Cloche de nuit, 1903
    men's choir a cappella 00:00:00
  • Concerto, 1963
    violin and piano 00:23:00
  • Concerto, 1963
    violin and orchestra 00:23:00
  • Concours de lecture et de transposition, 1940
    trombone 00:00:00
  • Concours de lecture musicale, 1942
    piano 00:00:00
  • Concours de lecture musicale et transposition, 1943
    bassoon 00:00:00
  • Concours de lecture musicale et transposition, 1943
    oboe or saxophone 00:00:00
  • Concours de lecture musicale et transposition, 1944
    alto saxophone in E flat 00:00:00
  • Concours de lecture musicale et transposition, 1943
    clarinet 00:00:00
  • Concours de lecture musicale et transposition, 1945
    clarinet 00:00:00
  • Concours de lecture musicale et transposition, 1941
    bassoon 00:00:00
  • Concours de lecture musicale et transposition, 1943
    oboe 00:00:00
  • Concours de lecture musicale et transposition, 1943
    saxophone 00:00:00
  • Concours de lecture pour les examens concours de l'O.N.B., 1937
    clarinet 00:00:00
  • Dans l'eau dormante, 1924
    Soprano and piano 00:05:00
  • De joie, 1937
    Soprano and piano 00:03:00
  • Deux chansons, 1909
    Baritone and piano 00:04:00
  • Deux fables de Jean de la Fontaine, 1944
    choir and piano 00:09:00
  • Deux Fables de Jean de la Fontaine, 1945
    Children's choir and piano 00:00:00
  • Deux mélodies I, 1912
    Soprano and piano 00:05:00
  • Deux mélodies II, 1912
    Soprano and piano 00:05:00
  • Deux poèmes d'Albert Samain, 1908
    middle voice and piano 00:10:00
  • Divertissement, 1937
    4 saxophones 00:08:30
  • Divertissement en forme de variations, 1958
    2 pianos 00:14:00
  • Divertissement en forme de variations sur un thème de Haydn, 1955
    violin, viola, cello and piano 00:11:00
  • Divertissement en forme de variations sur un thème de Haydn, 1955
    orchestra 00:11:00
  • Douceur du soir, 1937
    middle voice and piano 00:04:30
  • Douceur du soir, 1937
    Mezzo-Soprano and chamber orchestra 00:04:30
  • Esquisses pour le piano n°1, 1911
    piano 00:06:00
  • Esquisses pour le piano n°2, 1911
    piano 00:06:00
  • Esquisses pour le piano n°3, 1911
    piano 00:05:00
  • Esquisses pour le piano n°4, 1911
    piano 00:03:00
  • Esquisses pour le piano n°5, 1911
    piano 00:08:00
  • Esquisses pour le piano n°6, 1911
    piano 00:04:00
  • Esquisses pour le piano n°7, 1911
    piano 00:07:00
  • Etude symphonique pour servir de prélude à l'Oedipe Roi, 1908
    piano 00:16:00
  • Etude symphonique pour servir de prélude à l'Oedipe Roi, 1908
    orchestra 00:16:00
  • Eventail, 1909
    Soprano and piano 00:04:00
  • Extase, 1908
    Soprano and orchestra 00:06:00
  • Fanfare 1939, 1939
    band 00:07:00
  • Fanfare 1957, 1957
    band 00:02:00
  • Fanfare 58, 1958
    fanfare 00:06:00
  • Fantasia, 1930
    piano 00:09:00
  • Fantasia, 1955
    piano and orchestra 00:12:00
  • Fantasia, 1955
    2 pianos 00:12:00
  • Geneviève de Brabant, 1907
    Soloists, men's choir and orchestra 01:00:00
  • Humoresque, 1951
    oboe and piano 00:06:00
  • Improvisation, 1943
    orchestra 00:06:00
  • Improvisation, 1943
    piano 00:06:00
  • In memoriam Regis, 1934
    organ 00:12:00
  • In memoriam Regis, 1934
    orchestra 00:12:00
  • Johnny, my love, 1923
    Soprano and piano 00:05:00
  • Johnny, my love, 1923
    Mezzo-Soprano and orchestra 00:05:00
  • L'eau, 1935
    men's choir a cappella 00:15:30
  • La grenouille qui veut se faire aussi grosse que le boeuf, 1944
    children's or women's choir and piano 00:02:00
  • La laitière et le pot au lait, 1944
    two-part children's or women's choir and piano 00:05:00
  • La légende de St. Hubert, 1909
    Soloists, mixed choirs and orchestra 00:55:00
  • La sagesse, 1946
    middle voice and orchestra 00:05:00
  • La sagesse, 1925
    Mezzo-Soprano and piano 00:05:00
  • La sagesse (1) - Douceur du soir (2), 1925
    voice and string orchestra 00:09:30
  • Largo sur le nom de Bach, 1956
    violin 00:06:00
  • Le chat, la belette et le petit lapin, 1944
    children's or women's choir and piano 00:04:00
  • Le chef de la fanfare, 1953
    Baritone and fanfare 00:04:00
  • Le corbeau et le renard, 1945
    two-part children's or women's choir and piano 00:04:00
  • Le legs, 1937
    middle voice, cello and piano 00:08:00
  • Le masque de la mort rouge, 1956
    orchestra 00:35:00
  • Le rêve d'une nuit de Noël, 1917
    men's and children's choir and orchestra 02:20:00
  • Le savetier et le financier, 1944
    Soprano or Tenor and chamber orchestra 00:07:00
  • Lecture, 1956
    viola 00:00:00
  • Lecture et transposition, 1941
    trombone 00:00:00
  • Lecture et transposition, 1941
    bassoon 00:00:00
  • Lecture et transposition, 1941
    horn in F 00:00:00
  • Les fiancés de Noël, 1913
    Soloists, choir and orchestra 01:00:00
  • Les nuages, 1946
    Soprano or Tenor and chamber orchestra 00:05:00
  • Les nuages, 1923
    Soprano and piano 00:05:00
  • Les pourceaux, 1944
    Bass and piano 00:04:00
  • Malaisie, 1935
    orchestra 00:28:00
  • Marziale, 1941
    trumpet 00:05:00
  • Mazurka
    orchestra 00:00:00
  • Mazurka
    piano 00:00:00
  • Moderato, 1944
    trumpet 00:05:00
  • Moderato, 1943
    trumpet in B flat 00:05:00
  • Molto soluto, 1947
    horn in F 00:00:00
  • Morceau de lecture
    horn in F 00:00:00
  • Musique pour un ballet, 1954
    orchestra 00:18:00
  • Oraison, 1909
    Alto and piano 00:02:00
  • Paix à la Terre, 1903
    four-part men's choir a cappella 00:00:00
  • Pastorale et gigue, 1955
    clarinet and piano 00:06:00
  • Pastorale et gigue, 1955
    viola and piano 00:06:00
  • Petite pièce, 1945
    piano 00:00:00
  • Piccoli, 1931
    cello and piano 00:07:30
  • Piccoli, 1931
    alto saxophone and piano 00:07:30
  • Prélude - Intermezzo et Final, 1938
    piano solo and orchestra 00:18:00
  • Provinciales, 1950
    middle voice and piano 00:17:30
  • Pseudo-rag
    piano 00:00:00
  • Quatre miniatures, 1949
    piano (three-handed) 00:15:00
  • Quatre miniatures, 1949
    chamber orchestra 00:15:00
  • Quatuor à cordes n°1, 1919
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:35:00
  • Quintuor, 1958
    piano, flute, clarinet, horn and bassoon 00:22:00
  • Rapsodia Belgica, 1948
    violin and orchestra 00:18:00
  • Rapsodia Belgica, 1948
    violin and piano 00:18:00
  • Roxelane, 1920
    orchestra 00:00:00
  • Second trio, 1937
    flute, violin, viola 00:24:00
  • Six esquisses, 1943
    orchestra 00:39:00
  • Sonate, 1910
    violin and piano 00:07:00
  • Suite provençale, 1926
    chamber orchestra 00:18:00
  • Suite provençale n°3, 1926
    string orchestra 00:07:00
  • Tempo di mazurka, 1937
    cello and piano 00:06:00
  • Tendre sicilienne
    string orchestra 00:00:00
  • Thomas l'Agnelet, gentilhomme de fortune, 1922
    Soloists, choirs and orchestra 03:20:00
  • Trilogie de psaumes, 1937
    four-part mixed choir, orchestra and organ 00:45:00
  • Trio, 1937
    oboe, clarinet, bassoon 00:24:00
  • Trois poèmes I, 1908
    Soprano and piano 00:06:00
  • Trois poèmes II, 1908
    Soprano and piano 00:04:00
  • Trois poèmes III, 1908
    Soprano and piano 00:05:00
  • Une sérénade, 1908
    violin and piano 00:04:00
  • Venezuela, 1936
    chamber orchestra 00:30:00
  • Vocalise, 1955
    Soprano or Tenor and piano 00:00:00
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