Paul Taffanel (1844-1908)
Edited by Philippe Bernold
Duration: 9 min 30 sec
The Fantaisie on the opera Jean de Nivelle by Leo Delibes (1836-1891) is one of several fantasies on famous operas by Taffanel.
Taffanel so admired Delibes' opera that he composed this fantaisie in 1881, the year following the opera's creation. Taffanel makes the most of the great thematic variety induced by the incredible script, subtly playing on contrasting atmospheres.