PIERNÉ Gabriel (1863-1937). MANUSCRIT MUSICAL... - Lot 1186 - Ader

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PIERNÉ Gabriel (1863-1937). MANUSCRIT MUSICAL... - Lot 1186 - Ader
PIERNÉ Gabriel (1863-1937).
MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autograph signed "Gabriel Pierné", Cydalise, 1915; 2 booklets in-fol. of 22 and 16 pages, plus
2 title
pages
.

Suite of dances from the ballet Cydalise and the Chèvre-pied,

Gabriel Pierné's

masterpiece

.


Cydalise et le Chèvre-pied, a ballet in two acts and three tableaux, was composed in 1913-1914 and completed on February 14, 1915. Gabriel Pierné worked on a very pretty libretto by Gaston de Caillavet and Robert de Flers, who imagined the return of the old sylvan deities to Versailles, at the time of Louis XIV : "How the little goat-foot Styrax, surprised at the bend in a path in the woods of Ville-d'Avray, arrives at the court of Versailles in a basket of theatrical costumes, how he attends the oriental ballet that is rehearsed for a royal feast, how he disturbs the beautiful Cydalise and joins her after the dances in his apartment, this is what the librettists show us; but it is Pierné's music that envelops this gallant tale with an atmosphere that is alternately ironic and tender, it is the music that gives the fauns, the nymphs this grace of a troubling modernism on ancient fashions - the hypolydian of the dance lesson of the Nymphs (scale of F, with the B sharp) - and it is the music that evokes the memory of Lully and Marc-Antoine Charpentier in the Indian entertainment of the second act" (






















































































René Dumesnil).



It wasn't until January 15, 1923 that this ballet, completed in 1915, saw the light of day at the Paris Opera, under the direction of Jacques Rouch
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