Sunday, 30 November 2014

Joseph Canteloube - Bailero

Canteloube (1879-1957) was a French composer, whose main claim to fame lies in his orchestration of folksongs from the Auvergne for voice and orchestra. These Chants d'Auvergne have been published in five series, and have been recorded many times. One of the songs in particular has gained wide-spread fame: Bailero, the second from the first collection, created between 1923 and 1930. Relevant links below.