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Papillon, Op. 77

for Violoncello and Piano With Marked & Unmarked String Parts
With Marked & Unmarked String Parts ed. Jean-Christophe Monnier fing. David Geringas

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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Catalog Number 51481038 / HN1038
UPC 888680721749
Series Henle Music Folios
Size 12.00x9.00
Weight 4.1 oz