|Divertissement - Pizzicato (from the ballet Sylvia)
"Divertissement - Pizzicato (from the ballet Sylvia)"
Instruments: Orchestral - Pizz strings, Clarinet, Horn
Delibes. I am astounded that there are so few recordings of this piece on the net... for a few reasons. 1. Everyone knows this piece (but nearly no one knows what it is called). 2. It is very easy to record (Pizzicato strings have been one of the few samples that have sounded "real" for a long time). 3. The composer is long dead and his stuff is in the Public Domain (Léo Delibes; 1891). And for some background... Sylvia is a 3-Act ballet first produced in 1876. I'm pretty certain this particular piece has nothing to do with the plot - or it wouldn't be called a "divertissement".