Composer
GAUBERT
Title
Medailles Antiques (ed.Smith,F)
Instrumentation
flute, violin, piano
Publisher
Masters Music Publications Inc
Grade
4-
Product Code
25M3100M3944

Phillipe Gaubert (1879-1941), 
This trio evokes images found on a pair of medailles antiques(ancient medallions). Nymphes a la fontaine opens with closely interlocking figuration divided among flute, violin and piano, effectively evoking the glitter and splash of a bubbling spring--and reminding us that Gaubert learned a thing or two from his great compatriots Ravel and Debussy. The nymphs are depicted in languid, sensuous violin solos, abetted intermittently by the flute. The piano's proposal of a Danse vif is first ignored, then taken up by te violin and finally by the flute, in a playful, light-footed conclusion.