Listening: Cecile Chaminade

Photo of Cecile Chaminade
This morning MPR introduced me to the work of a composer I had never heard of – Cecile Chaminade. She was a French pianist and wrote most of her work in the late 1800s.

I downloaded an album of her piano works this morning and found them absolutely delightful! Highly recommended if you like solo piano music.

I hear romanticism, lyricism, a certain French color, and yet a rhythmic and structural component that is unique – a flowing and free aesthetic.

What do you hear?

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