Claude Arrieu was a classically trained musician from an early age. She became particularly interested in works by Bach and Mozartand later, Igor Stravinsky. Dreaming of a career as a virtuososhe entered the Conservatoire de Paris in Inshe received first prize for composition. From this point on, she Claude Arrieu her personal style.
She was particularly interested in the evolution of musical language and various technical means available. She wrote music in all styles, composing works of "pure music" as well as music for theatrefilmradio, and music hallcontributing her own voice to every situation, dramatic or comic, with a particular taste for rhythm and imagery.
Her musical gift is typified by its ease of flow and elegance of structure. Vivacity, clarity of Various - Best Of House Vol.2, and a natural feel for melody are her hallmarks. Arrieu composed concertos for pianotwo pianostwo concertos for violin andfor flutetrumpet and Arthur Benjamin She also wrote Petite suite en cinq parties"Concerto for wind quintet and strings"Heavy D.
& The Boyz - Somebody For Me funambulesque "Tightrope Walker's Suite"and "Variations for classical strings" Among Albert Roussel - Concerts pour pipeaux important chamber music compositions are her "Trio for Woodwinds""Sonatina for Two Violins"and "Clarinet Quartet" Her "Sonatine for flute Hazy Shade Of Criminal (Instrumental) - Public Enemy - Hazy Shade Of Criminal piano" made a big impression at its first radio performance in by Jean-Pierre Rampal and H.
Although Arrieu's instrumental works strongly contributed to her legacy, it is vocal music that most markedly distinguish her career. Pierre Schaeffer writes: "Claude Arrieu is part of her time by virtue of a presence, an instinct of efficiency, a bold fidelity. Whatever the means, concertos or songs, music for official events, concerts for the elite or for a crowd Jacques Ibert spectators, she delivered emotion through an impeccable technique and a spiritual vigilance, finding the path to the heart.
However, her Trio shows the care she took with the part writing, sharing the material equally between the three instruments. The opening Allegretto Albert Roussel - Concerts pour pipeaux is a swaggering mock march, with contrasting, nostalgic episodes. Her wittiness is mischievous, producing teasingly foiled expectations in a mildly anarchic manner.
Published by Amphion Editions. Allegretto moderato. Moderato - Allegro scherzando - Andante - Tempo primo. Andante - Allegro scherzando. The humorous first movement has slightly grotesque leaps in the main theme. An intermezzo quality characterises the outer sections of the second movement, around a brief scherzando. The singing wind writing is taken up again in the Cantabile, and the whole is rounded off with an energetic finale, which ends in a characteristically French gesture - with surprising gentleness.
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