Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire (1934), Gabriel Pierné

Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire (1934), Gabriel Pierné

The Introduction and Variations is an excellent example. Pierné composed the work in 1934 and dedicated it to the Marcel Mule Quartet. The character of the introduction is slow and sedate, but it is furtively interrupted twice by the theme of the rondo. This is followed by a series of decorative variations, amplifications (a fugue for example) and ornaments, all separated by two 'divertissements' based on a motif borrowed from the introduction. Read more »

Pierné, Gabriel

1863 —
1937

GABRIEL PIERNÉ (1863-1937) studied at the Paris Conservatory from 1871 to 1882 with Marmoutel (piano), Cesar Franck (organ), and Massenet (composition). His career as a conductor began in 1903, and he enjoyed a fine reputation both as composer and conductor. Pierné was perhaps one of the most 'complete' of French composers. It was entirely characteristic of him to pass easily from the light to the thoughtful, from outward sparkle to inner penetration, and to evoke many shades of emotion and feeling.

Program Book 2000-2001 page 05

Home Series
2000-2001
Concert I: A Tribute to Marcel Mule
Concer Date 1: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2000 - 3:00pm
WBFO-FM, Allen Hall, UB South Campus
Concert Date 2: 
Thursday, September 21, 2000 - 4:00pm
Concert Location 2: 
Slee Hall/University at Buffalo
Concert Date 3: 
Friday, September 22, 2000 - 3:30pm
Concert Location 3: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, NY
Concert Date 4: 
Sunday, September 24, 2000 - 12:00pm
Concert Location 4: 
WBFO Radio, 88.7 FM, Buffalo, NY
Susan Fancher, soprano
Russ Carere, alto
Stephen Rosenthal, tenor
Harry Fackelman, baritone

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet is the Saxophone Quartet in Residence at the University at Buffalo. This series is made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endow- ment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. M & T Bank is the sole corporate sponsor of this concert set. The official soft drink of the ASQ is water.

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Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire (1934), Gabriel Pierné

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1857 - 1977
Composer: 
Pierné
Composer First Names: 
Gabriel
Composition Date: 
1934
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