All his life, Sauguet had been in touch with artists of diμerent generations and backgrounds: composers of course, interpreters, choreographers and dancers, poets, actors, painters and decorators, film-makers…He often spoke of his many friendships as constituting, in his mind, a spiritual family, to which he had written many pages of occasion, tributes and testimonies (Prélude à une exposition de peinture, for a premiere at the Rive Gauche art-gallery in 1937; Toast pour Henry Barraud to celebrate his achievement within the French radio institutions; 80 notes clavecines, written for the 80th birthday of Wanda Landowska).
In October 1982, Henri Sauguet wrote Quelques trilles pour les Treilles for Mrs. Grunner-Schlumberger as a tribute. This composition is an echo of the pastoral atmosphere of her property near Bordeaux, “Les Treilles” (The Vine arbour), that filled Sauguet with wonder.
(translation Philippe Do)
La présentation des cinq partitions aujourd’hui éditées est agencée pour l’agrément de l’œil, avec illustrations du meilleur goût représentant l’auteur signées Isabelle Françaix.
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