Pierné: Ramuntcho & Cydalise et le Chèvre-pied Suites – Lille National Orchestra, Darrell Ang

December 2, 2021, 9:00 am

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Composer, conductor, and organist Gabriel Pierné wrote in a wide variety of genres, from operas to pieces for solo piano. His orchestral music for the stage shows the utmost refinement and clarity as well as wit and charm in the finest French tradition. His colorful and evocative score for Ramuntcho is rich in Basque dance rhythms, all beautifully textured. Set in the 18th century, the ballet Cydalise et le Chèvre-pied reveals the full range of his inventive scoring, which remains chamber music-like in its finesse.