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Germaine Tailleferre - Divertissement for viols

By Germaine Tailleferre

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Viole consort - quinton, viola d'amore, viola da gamba, bass viole - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983). 20th Century, Early Music, Repertoire, Classroom. Score, Set of Parts. 11 pages. Musik Fabrik #mfgt041. Published by Musik Fabrik (S0.30919).

Item Number: S0.30919

In 1935, Germaine Tailleferre was asked to write the stage music for Jean Sarment's play "Madame Quinze"which was produced by the Comédie Française. The play was about Madame de Pompadour and Louis XV andalso featured the Société de la Musique Ancienne (Henri Casadesus playing the viola d'amour, Marius Casadesuson the quinton, Régina Patorni-Casadesus playing the harpsichord, Lucette Casadesus at the viola de gamba,Maurice Devilliers at the bass viol). The production was reprised by the Comédie Française in 1950, this time atthe Odéon theatre and Tailleferre revised her score at that time.This short piece for four viols in present in the 1935 manuscript at the Paris Opera Library. It was also performedduring the 1950 reprise, according to materials located at the Library of the Comédie Française.

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