Cellist, conductor, composer and musicologist, René Berthelot (1903-1999) was influential in leading the Orleans Conservatory to obtain a high profile reputation. His Variations Brèves for Horn and Piano contribute to a significant catalogue of compositions by the composer.
Published in 1973, a typical performance of Pastoral And Rustic Dance lasts around four minutes. Characteristics include, complex rhythms, variation in time signatures and much contrast between the variations. Suitable to advanced Horn players, Berthelot's Variations Brèves is suitable to advanced Horn players, providing an exciting, alternative performance work.