Papillon; Op. 77 by : David Geringas : Gabriel Faure : Jean-Christophe Monnier
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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|Publisher||Henle Urtext Edition|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||12 x 9 x 0.087 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.26 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL51481038|
|Voicing Description||Score and Solo Part|
| 1st Publication Date||09/2017|