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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Piano music of Gabriel Fauré

Text added to the website between May and September The shortest of the set, No 8, lasts barely more than a minute; the longest, No 3, takes between four and five minutes. For more information, contact us at the following address: 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.

Dedicated to Suzanne Alfred-Bruneau, [55] the eighth barcarolle opens in with a cheerful theme, which soon gives way to melancholy.

Copland considered them immature pieces, which “should be relegated to the indiscretions every young composer commits. Cortot said, “There are few pages in all music comparable to these. The play of fleeting curves that is its essence can be compared to the movements of a beautiful woman without either suffering from the comparison.

After gentle variation, it equally gently fades to silence at the end.

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

I have passed in my love more intoxicated days and nights than Venice has islands, than even its streams have gondolas. The barcarollds itself has the same fateful, march-like tread, the same atmosphere of tragedy and heroism, that we find in the introduction of Brahms’s First Symphony. In the third nocturne, Morrison notes that the composer’s fondness for syncopation is at its gentlest, “nostalgia lit by passion.


My curtains are the light of the moon. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Maurice Senart Salabert [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source ] Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations if applicable: They were not published untilbut they then became some of his most popular works.

Certainly it is one of Faure’s most approachable works. Reissue – in Six Barcarolles et Cinq Impromptus A recapitulation of the principal theme takes the piece to its conclusion. They are lyrical, generally impassioned pieces, sometimes anguished or wholly elegiac. The lyricism and complexity of his style in the s are evident in the Nocturnes nos.

By contrast with its predecessor, the fifth nocturne is more animated, with unexpected shifts into remote keys. Your gift is greatly appreciated. The last work in the published set was written before numbers four and five. The Musical QuarterlyOctoberpp. Work Title Barcarolle No.

Fauré Barcarolles; Theme and Variations

Nectoux describes this impromptu as “a piece of sheer virtuosity celebrating, not without humour, the beauties of the whole-tone scale. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. Skip to main content. An andante moderato”serious, grave, at once fauge and pliant, attaining real beauty” Koechlin.

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So some sort of a catalogue there must be. It consists of five short sections in which Wagner’s themes are transformed into dance rhythms. Even at first hearing it leaves an indelible impression. His son Philippe recalled, “he would far rather have given his Nocturnes, Impromptus, and even his Barcarolles the simple title Piano Piece no. No, poor souls, they must turn the page and play that last, enigmatic and most beautiful one, which seems to leave the audience with so little desire to applaud.


An expansive melody with syncopated left-hand accompaniment leads into a middle section in which a dolcissimo theme metamorphoses into bursts of passion. It’s perhaps the most difficult genre of all.

I’ve got what sells. Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations if applicable: They are both, in Koechlin’s view “in a pleasant barcaorlles correct style, obviously less rich than those in the Well-Tempered Clavier, and more careful, but whose barcarolle conceals an incontestable mastery”.

Pages containing links to subscription-only content Interlanguage link template link number Articles with hAudio microformats CS1 maint: The second romance, in A minor, an exuberant piece, has a strong semiquaver figure supporting the theme, and running bbarcarolles into the treble and low into the bass.

The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. The mood is turbulent and anxious; [95] the piece ends in quiet resignation reminiscent of the “Libera me” of the Requiem. The third section is an andante introducing a third theme.

Orledge observes that the right-hand figuration at the end barcarokles No 1 is remarkably similar to that at the end of Chopin’s Waltz in E minor. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Gentle Reminder This website began in as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since It is not always possible to give precise dates of composition for the early works.

The first theme returns and is followed by a bbarcarolles coda. Fugue in A minor: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.