Paul Taffanel (1844-1908)
Edited by Philippe Bernold
Duration: 11 min
This Fantaisie on themes from the comic opera Mignon by Amroise Thomas (1811-1896) is one of several fantasies for flute and piano by Taffanel on famous operas.
Such was the success of Thomas' Mignon during the composer's lifetime that it enjoyed more than 1,000 performances in the year 1894 and prompted a host of instrumental transcriptions. Taffanel's transcriptions are interesting in that he uses a great variety of themes and runs the whole gamut of emotions and nuances.