Variations Déconcertantes (Anonymous)
Paris: F. Durdilly, n.d. Plate I. 149 G.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano 4 hands
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A mysterious, sly, and perhaps prudently anonymous unidentified Suite (in the literary style of Erik Satie ?) on a "Well Known Theme" (The French National Anthem !). The score, for string quartet with an arrangement for piano duet, from the uploader's personal library, is very incomplete. The title page bears a hand written mention S.Moulis, Souvenir de grand-papa, 1897. The first violin part bears the inscription, in shaky handwriting : A Suzanne Moulis, souvenir de son grandpapa, Mai 1897, not necessarily the composer's. The signature is practically illegible (Gauckler ?)... The score ends with a "Vive la République" salvo (and symbolically crossed hands for the duettists) which places the work during the 3rd French Republic, i.e. after 1870 and before the handwritten inscriptions (1897). Unfortunately, the viola part is missing.