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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In the third nocturne, Morrison notes that the composer’s fondness for syncopation is at its gentlest, “nostalgia lit by passion.

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An expansive melody with syncopated left-hand accompaniment leads into a middle section in which a dolcissimo theme metamorphoses into bursts of passion. Copland wrote that it “can be placed side by side with the most wonderful of the Preludes of the Well-Tempered Clavichord.

Views Read Edit View history. The Dolly Suite is a six-section work for piano duet. The piece, in G minor, contrasts a gravely noble andante moderato theme representing Penelope with a forthright theme for Ulysses. And the variety and spontaneity of the eleven variations which follow bring to mind nothing less than the Symphonic Etudes.

Work Title Barcarolle No. A recapitulation of the principal theme takes the piece to its conclusion. After a lively display, the piece ends quietly. On each of these discs the first track is immediately characteristic of her.


They were not published untilbut they then became some of his most popular works. Barcarolles ; For piano ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 1 player ; For flute, piano arr ; For 2 players ; Scores featuring the flute ; For oboe, piano arr ; Scores featuring the oboe ; For clarinet, piano arr ; Scores featuring the clarinet ; For soprano saxophone, piano arr ; Scores featuring the soprano saxophone ; For alto saxophone, piano arr ; Scores featuring the alto saxophone ; For bassoon, piano arr ; Scores featuring the bassoon.

By contrast with its predecessor, the fifth nocturne is more animated, with unexpected shifts into remote keys.

Orledge calls it powerful, agitated and virile. The second romance, in A minor, an exuberant piece, has a strong semiquaver figure supporting the theme, and running high into the treble and low into the bass. This short, skittish piano work for four hands sends up themes from The Ring.

Copland considered them immature pieces, which badcarolles be relegated to the indiscretions every young composer commits. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. The nocturne, the last piece in the set of eight, is shorter and less complex than its immediate predecessor, consisting of a song-like main theme with a delicate semiquaver accompaniment in the left hand.

In the last section, an allegro, a return of the second raure brings the work to a conclusion in which Nectoux comments, the treble sings with particular delicacy.

Fauré Barcarolles

Your gift is greatly appreciated. Cortot compared the first impromptu to a rapid barcarolle, redolent of “sunlit water”, combining “stylised coquetry and regret”. Skip to main content.


Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law. The last of the set is dedicated to Magda Gumaelius. Javascript is required for this feature. I provide the fajre scanned version and the filtered, because the filter does some changes smoothening, sharpening borders and some portions of the scan get lost sometimes when they are to small e.

Piano music of Gabriel Fauré

His is too orderly, too logical a mind to be really capricious. Nectoux writes that along with the sixth, it is “incontestably the most moving and inspired of the series.

Performer Pages Felipe Sarro piano. I am a Gondolier of the Great Canal: An andante moderato”serious, grave, at once firm and pliant, attaining real beauty” Koechlin.

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The play of fleeting curves that is fure essence can be compared to the movements of a beautiful woman without either suffering from the comparison. The critic Alain Cochard writes that it “casts a spell on the ear through the subtlety of a harmony tinged with the modal and its melodic freshness.

Adagietto in E minor: