Small but perfectly formed, Germaine Tailleferre’s Little Suite is seven minutes of innocent delight from a composer looking to escape from the trials of a difficult life. It may be short, but it’s packed with memorable tunes and a joyous spirit. Irresistible!
Listening time c14 minutes (podcast 7′, music 7′)
It’s not available commercially, but this Youtube video has an excellent performance from the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France with conductor Mikko Franck:
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Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose, mentioned in this episode, featured in Cacophony some time ago and it’s here.
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