André Besançon (*1946)
André Besançon was born 1946 in Lausanne (Switzerland) where he later undertook his musical studies at the local Conservatoire. Following his studies, he joined the trumpet section of the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra, which led to a 1969 appointment to the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (OCL).
He currently teaches at the Conservatoire de Lausanne and several other music institutions of the...
About Variations sur canapé
A parody of a quite popular musical genre
This piece represents a parody of a quite popular musical genre prized in Europe during the Belle Epoque (Edwardian Era), especially by Jean Baptiste Arban and his acolytes who charmed audiences with such musical fare at bandstands, Tea Salons or open air lunches with remarkably effective themes and variations for the cornet.
For the accomplished performer, such diabolic virtuosity is often somewhat superficial in nature. The role, in the game of "small causes, big effects" involves the trombone, and it's a good bet that the formidable aspects of this short and humorous piece will quickly be foiled..
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