BALLABILE (Ital., from ballare, to dance). A piece of music adapted for dancing. The term can be applied to any piece of dance music. – A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1900) edited by George Grove
Our Video of the Week shares a comparative rarity today: The dance-inflected Ballabile movement from Francis Poulenc’s 1948 Sonata for Cello and Piano. Cellist Noémie Raymond-Friset and pianist Carlos Avila play it in concert in this summer 2017 performance at Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium.
You’ll be able to catch Noémie playing more French music – by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, along with other composers who lived and worked in the City of Light in our “April in Paris” tour in Maine and New Hampshire. Noémie will be joined by Heifetz On Tour colleagues June Lee, violin, and Carlos Avila, piano. Check out the entire Tour schedule at www.heifetzinstitute.org/live.
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