Maurice Hauchard (1870-1957) was a French violinist and composer. As a minor composer, often in the shadow of his contemporary, Maurice Ravel, much of Hauchard's music is not widely known. However, his Pour distraire petit père is a charming suite, perfect for beginners.
As an excellent, versatile musician, Hauchard loved his art and remains one of the greatest contributors to music education. Pour distraire petit père, which translates as 'to distract little Father' is a collection of twelve easy pieces for Violin and Piano accompaniment. Each movement is varied in tempo, time and key signatures, articulation and rhythm, making for an exciting compilation for the student. All beginners should play this quirky Hauchard suite for its engaging contrasts and distinction.