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Fauré’s Barcarolles and Nocturnes (both a lucky 13 in number) offer a comprehensive survey of an incomparable art. And listening through the Barcarolles from. No‚ I hadn’t heard of her before‚ either‚ but on opening my copy of Fauré’s Nocturnes I noticed that ‘G Thyssens-Valentin’ was credited with fingering the first . Product description. Barcarolles & Ballade op. 19 / Pierre-Alain Volondat, piano. This is a poor listening program, but an excellent CD.

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The piano works were first recorded largely complete in the mids by Germaine Thyssens-Valentin[] with later sets being faurw by Grant Johannesen[] Jean Doyen —[] Jean-Philippe Collard[] Paul Crossley —85[] Jean Hubeau —89[] and Kathryn Stott Barcarolles were originally folk songs sung by Batcarolles gondoliers.

It opens with a simple phrase that is quickly elaborated into trills reminiscent of Chopin. Some early editions of the score give the first of these the title “Barcarolle”.

Barcarolle No.1, Op.26 (Fauré, Gabriel)

Orledge writes that the second two valses-caprices are subtler and better integrated than the first two; they contain “more moments of quiet contemplation and more thematic development than before.

The third section is an andante introducing a third theme. Orledge observes that the right-hand figuration at the end of No 1 is remarkably similar to that at the end of Chopin’s Waltz in E minor. Adagietto in E minor: Dolly —97 Piano music.

Both pieces show “an economy of writing”, the sixth “more moderate and tranquil in expression”. Certainly it is one of Faure’s most approachable works.

If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. It would not be listed among them were it not for the publisher’s unauthorised use of the title in this case. Views Read Edit View history.

Fauré, Gabriel / Barcarolles for Piano / Bärenreiter Verlag

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These sets were composed during several decades in his long career, and display the change in his style from uncomplicated youthful charm to a final enigmatic, but sometimes fiery introspection, by way of a turbulent period in his middle years.

This short, skittish piano work for four hands sends up themes from The Ring. It is not always possible to give precise dates of composition for the early works. One of the best-known of the set, [29] the fourth barcarolle is “tuneful, quite short, perhaps more direct than the others.

FAURE Barcarolles Owen AV [GA]: Classical Music Reviews – October MusicWeb-International

The lyricism and complexity of his style in the s are evident in the Nocturnes nos. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. By using this site, you agree to the Faurf of Use and Privacy Policy.

Text added to the website between May and September Indeed, as one Barcarolle follows another you become aware of a disturbing assumption that if you play the notes the rest will somehow look after itself. Cortot said, “There are few pages in all music comparable to these. Koechlin brackets the sixth and seventh of the set together as a contrasting pair. Why is Thyssens-Valentin not better known? My curtains are the light of the moon. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

There is too little sense of surprise in No 2 with its feline, shot-silk modulations and a besetting literalism in No 4 where the melody should float magically above its rising and falling accompaniment. The ninth barcarolle, in Koechlin’s view, “recalls, as in a hazy remoteness, the happiness of the past”. The Musical QuarterlyOctoberpp. The last of the set is dedicated to Magda Gumaelius. In the last section, an allegro, a return of the second theme brings the work to a conclusion in which Nectoux comments, the treble sings with particular delicacy.


The Pavane was conceived and originally written as an orchestral piece. The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission.

Koechlin calls this piece a pleasant feuillet d’album. His son Philippe recalled, “he would far rather have given barcatolles Nocturnes, Impromptus, and even his Barcarolles the simple title Piano Piece no. They are lyrical, generally impassioned pieces, sometimes anguished or wholly elegiac.

Reissue – in Six Barcarolles et Cinq Impromptus Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. This page was last edited on 2 Augustat barxarolles The nocturnes, along with the barcarolles, are generally regarded as the composer’s greatest piano works.

When he moved on to another publisher, Barcraolles ignored his earlier instructions and issued subsequent editions with titles for each piece. The first theme returns and is followed by a fwure coda. Problems playing this file? Not all the material on this website is in the public domain. His mature style is displayed in the central section, a contemplative andantewhich is followed by a more agitated section that concludes the work.

The composer applies the A—B—A form less rigorously than in earlier nocturnes, and the opening bars of the piece recur intermittently throughout, eventually building to a fierce climax, described by Morrison as “a slow central climb The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Finally, the barccarolles style of the final period informs the last nocturnes nos.