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An Evening in Ancient Times (1908) by Alphonse Osbert (1857-1939)
Musée de la Ville de Paris, Musée du Petit-Palais, France / Giraudon / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA68016
Recording details: February 2013
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: October 2014
Total duration: 1 minutes 38 seconds

Pierrot, L30
First line:
Le bon Pierrot, que la foule contemple
early 1882; dedicated to Marie-Blanche Vasnier
author of text
after Clément Marot

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October 2014 Release

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
All through his life Debussy nodded at times in the direction of popular song and Pierrot is an early example, with its quotation of the folk song ‘Au clair de la lune’. This is one of his joky pieces, culminating in frivolous trills.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2014

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