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Gabriel Pierné: Canzonetta Opus 19: Clarinet And Accomp.

pour clarinet et piano

COMPOSER: Gabriel Pierné
PUBLISHER: Alphonse Leduc
PRODUCT FORMAT: Instrumental Work
Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937) began his musical journey with a comprehensive education at the Paris Conservatoire, where he honed his skills as a pianist, composer, and conductor. Pierné's career as the assistant and later sole conductor of the Concerts Colonne elevated him to a position of prestige
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Composer Gabriel Pierné
Publisher Alphonse Leduc
Instrumentation Clarinet and Piano
Product Format Instrumental Work
Description Product Type Book and Part(s)
Year of Publication 2023
Grade of Difficulty INTERMEDIATE
ISMN 9790046309595
No. AL30959
Series Alphonse Leduc Collection Performing Editions
Text language English;French
Description

Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937) began his musical journey with a comprehensive education at the Paris Conservatoire, where he honed his skills as a pianist, composer, and conductor. Pierné's career as the assistant and later sole conductor of the Concerts Colonne elevated him to a position of prestige and influence in the world of music. He used this platform to champion contemporary composers, premiering significant works by luminaries like Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky. As a composer, Pierné's diverse catalogue encompassed a wide range of musical genres with his chamber music standing out as a masterpiece. His unique compositional style, influenced by Franck and Fauré, played a pivotal role in shaping French music in the early 20th century, and he left behind a rich and diverse musical legacy. In the spotlight of Pierné's musical legacy stands his composition, the Canzonetta for clarinet and piano op.19, dedicated to the clarinettist Charles Turban. This short yet elegant piece, with its A-B-A structure and an emphasis on playing "avec élégance" (with elegance), epitomizes the "genre piece" or "salon piece" style. Its moderate Andantino tempo, a flexible first theme in E-major, and a lyrical, slightly rubato second theme present a delightful musical challenge. The piece's central section allows the piano to shine while the clarinet offers musical commentary, leading to a recapitulation where the clarinet regains its solo role. Throughout, Pierné's Canzonetta reflects the embodiment of French good taste and has been interpreted with skill and artistry by esteemed clarinettists, making it a testament to Pierné's contributions to this genre.

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