'Pizzicato' from Sylvia, piano arr.

Sylvia, ou La Nymphe de Diane (Sylvia, or Diana's nymph) is a ballet with music by Leo Delibes. First choreographed by Louis Mérante in 1876, it draws inspiration from Tasso's 1573 poem Aminta, which provides the basic plot of Delibes' work. The piano arrangement was written in 1876 and the orchestral suite was finished in 1880. The first productions of Sylvia were not commercially successful: it was the 1952 revival, choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, that popularized the ballet. Sylvia is nowadays considered an influential ballet for its times: the ... more

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