The orchestral Tanzsuite aus Klavierstücken von François Couperin, TrV 245 consists of eight movements, each one based on a selection of pieces from Couperin's Pièces de Clavecin written for the solo harpsichord over the period 1713 to 1730.
The Dance suite from keyboard pieces by Francois Couperin is also sometimes referred to as simply The Couperin Suite.
Each piece in the Dance suite is based on two or more of Couperin's keyboard pieces, except for the final march which is based on a single piece. The grouping of the pieces reflects the needs of the Ballet. Whilst the orchestration retains the period feel (for example, the ornamentation), the Ballet suggested more recent combinations of instruments: for example the opening section of the Carillon is arranged for Glockenspiel, Celesta, Harp and Harpsichord which is more suggestive of a Tchaikovsky ballet than the French Baroque. Strauss also composed codas to end several of the movements. "Strauss seems to have made a purposeful attempt to integrate the past and the 1923 present, whereby his Tanzesuite has a special relationship to canonized neoclassicism".
- 2 Fl, 2Ob 1dCA, 2 Cl, 2 Bsn, 2 Hn, Tpt, Tbn, Glock, Hpschd, Hp, Cel, Strings
- 28 min.
- Set of Parts:
- Includes Strings count 220.127.116.11.2
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