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Papillon, Op. 77

for Violoncello and Piano With Marked & Unmarked String Parts

By Gabriel Faure

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Cello, Piano Accompaniment (Score and Solo Part)
For Violoncello and Piano With Marked & Unmarked String Parts. Composed by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Edited by David Geringas, Jean-Christophe Monnier. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 18 pages. G. Henle #HN1038. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481038).

Item Number: HL.51481038

9x12 inches. With Marked & Unmarked String Parts (ed. Jean-Christophe Monnier, fing. David Geringas).

After the great success of his Élégie,; Fauré's publisher Hamelle urged him to write another, similarly effective piece for cello and piano. Papillon; was probably already composed in 1884, though it was only published in 1898. Whereas Fauré just wanted to call it Piece for Violoncello,; his publisher insisted on a more evocative title, and ultimately succeeded in giving it its present name (meaning butterfly;). But Fauré is said to have been indignant, remarking: Butterfly or dung fly – use whatever you want.; The success of the work proved Hamelle right – Papillon; is today just as popular with cellists as the Élegie,; and is now available as a Henle Urtext edition.

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