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Mercure, Pierre
DivertissementComposer: Mercure, Pierre
Performance date: October 06, 1971

Date composed: 1957


The title may suggest something bright and breezy, and the scoring for strings alone might seem “skimpy,” but appearances can be deceptive. Mercure packs an intense emotional experience into this short, compact work full of rhythmic urgency, harmonic piquancy and somber colors.  
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Mercure, Pierre
KaleidoscopeComposer: Mercure, Pierre
Performance date: November 17, 1977

Date composed: 1948


You know how a kaleidoscope works: you peer into a tube filled with bits of colored glass or plastic and watch brilliant, continually changing symmetrical patterns of color emerge as you turn the tube. “Kaleidoscopic orchestration,” or constantly changing configurations of instrumental color, is the musical equivalent Mercure achieves in Kaleidoscope, his highly accomplished first orchestral work.


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