Charles Auguste de Bériot: Fantaisie, ou Scène de ballet, Op. 100 – full score (NXP005)
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Instrumentation: 1+22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199 - timp. - violin solo - strings
The Scène de ballet, Op. 100, in A minor, is perhaps Bériot’s best known composition. Bériot’s romantic fancy is given full play in a work whose sections encompass various aspects of dance.
After the opening Allegro vivace’s two measures of orchestral introduction, the soloist enters fortissimo with double stops; subsequent sections are Adagio cantabile, Tempo de Boléro, Tempo animato (within which is a lovely con grazia section), Valse (Tempo moderato), Adagio, and (now in A major) Allegro appassionato.
Bruce R. Schueneman