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

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 »

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