Marin Marais: Les Folies D'Espagne

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Catalogue No: GS50783
Composer: Marin Marais
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
Marais, a 17th-Century composer and Bass Viol player wrote these variations for the specific purpose of having them transcribed for other instruments. The theme they were based on was very well-known at the time, and is probably of Portugese origin but has a 'typical Spanish flavour' - evoking the proud attitude and striking stage prescence of a Spanish dancer. These twenty four short variations vary widely in character, though the interpretation of each is left largely to the performer's judgement.
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
No of pages: 16
Language: English
Publisher: G. Schirmer
 
     
       

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