Faure, Elegie Op. 24 & Sicilienne Op. 78 For Cello (Peters)
Faure, Elegie Op. 24 & Sicilienne Op. 78 for Cello (Peters)
Faure, Elegie Op. 24 & Sicilienne Op. 78 for Cello (Peters) Edited by Roy Howat The Sicilienne originated as a commision for a piece of stage music that went unfinished. It was intended as a background music to Moliere's play Le Bourgeois gentilhomme with different instrumentation for cello and orchestra. The Sicilienne has colourful writing that is full of charm inspired melodies and rich harmonies that characterises Gabriel Faure's larger pieces of chamber music but also his smaller works such as this Sicilienne.
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