The Piano at the Ballet II

BORIS ASAFIEV (1882-1949): Pas de deux from The Flames of Paris, MAURICE THIRIET (1906-1972): 4 excerpts from L’Oeuf à la coque, HENRI SAUGUET (1901-1989): 8 excerpts from Les Forains, FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): 3 excerpts from Les biches, JEAN FRANÇAIX (1912-1997): Serenade for Small Orchestra, CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918): Printemps (transcr. Henri Busser [1872-1973]), IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971): 3 excerpts from Pulcinella.

Catalogue Number: 07T052

Label: Divine Art

Reference: dda 25148

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: French ballet via piano transcriptions of the scores (presumably by the composers themselves since no one else is mentioned in the notes) some of which (Sauguet, Thiriet, Asafiev) don’t now exist in orchestral versions. What are the Françaix and Debussy doing here? Not written as ballet scores, they were later used for dance anyway. Anthony Goldstone (piano).

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