Alphonse Leduc

AL21162

Grovlez: Sarabande et Allegro

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    1. Composer: Gabriel Grovlez
    2. Instrumentation: Piano, Oboe
    3. ISMN: 979-004621162-1
    4. Size: 9.1 x 12.0 inches
    5. Pages: 14

    Gabriel Grovlez (1879-1944) studied under Gabriel Fauré at the Paris Conservatoire. His compositions proved to be extremely versatile, from Operas and Ballets to solo works. Grovlez's Sarabande et Allegro is a sublime addition to the Oboe repertoire. Much of the composer's works show neo-classical features, which is also the case in Sarabande et Allegro where the texture is predominantly melody-dominated homophony, perfect cadences are frequently heard and modulations to related keys occur. Grovlez's in D Minor Sarabande is in a steady, triple metre, superbly contrasted by the fast Allegro, composed in the relative Major. All these features make for an enjoyable and delightful performance.