From the Publisher
In a letter to his mother dated 19 November 1921, Honegger wrote that he had a “commission for a bit of music for a play which is going on at the start of December at the Nouveau Théâtre. A little dance for the dancer Lysana”. In fact the workhad its première on 2 December 1921, as part of a play by Sacha Derek called La Mauvaise Pensée, within which Danse de la chèvre gave rise to a true choreographic event.
- Historical introduction: Edmond Lemaître
- Notes on interpretation: Bruno Jouard
- “Musique française” is a series designed for students and teachers as well as professionals. These editions offer masterworks in French music, with performance suggestions and historical andstylistic commentary by noted scholars.
Performance duration (approx): 4'00
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).