Les Niais de Sologne

Catégorie
Musique de chambre avec direction
Petit ensemble instrumental
Orchestre de chambre
1999
Compositeur(s)
Numéro
2
Durée
13 min.
Effectif
for 8 instruments [Ob-Cl-bass Cl-Perc.-Pno-Vl-Vla-Vcl]
Comment
First performance: Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, 20.02.00, Festival Présences, Paris - Janus 2000 tour.
Commissioned by Musiques Nouvelles and Itinéraire.
Date de création
Program
« Les Niais de Sologne » for 8 musicians [ob./engl horn. – cl. in la – bass cl. basse/cl.in sib – Marimba/vibraphone – piano – vl – vla – vcl] (1999)

In Rameau's day, the "Niais de Sologne" (the "Simpleton from Sologne") was someone "who deceives for his own gain, a sly fellow who pretends to be a simpleton, who is in fact well aware of his own interests, ans who often deceives others". The opening of the piece in no way anticipates the fiery pace of the ending, and yet, deduction is the key to everything...


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