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Nos. 3-5 of Bacri's 'Esquisses Lyriques'. Valse triste is Bacri's third Esquisse Lyrique and third attempt at reviving the outdated genre of 'salon music' that; in the 19th century; was meant to be a convivial genre expressing intimate feelings in the most acceptable way possible; thereby creating a sort of comedy of immodesty. Chanson et valse (Esquisses lyriques nos. 4 and 5) was commissioned by Maria Canyigueral; a Catalan pianist residing in London; for her 'Avant-guarding Mompou' project; consisting of several new pieces based on fragments of Catalan folk melodies and thereby echoing the music of the great composer Federico Mompou. The six notes from a Sardana - F A G C A F - form the beginning of a sweet; plaintive song whilst only the first three constitute the beginning of a melody that takes the form of a waltz of similar character; the whole being placed under the sign of a simplicity that does not rule out lyricism.