Fauré, Gabriel

March 31, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) was the vanguard composer of his generation in France. Devoting a series to him comes from a listener suggestion. Bill feels Fauré’s early prowess places him in the prodigy category with Mendelssohn and Mozart. As proof, Bill begins the week with “Le papillon et la fleur” (The butterfly and the flower) and “Mai”, both written when Fauré was 16. Bill then offers some examples that display Fauré’s mastery of short pieces, and explains Fauré’s many harmonic and melodic innovations, as in his famous Requiem.

Playlist

Episode 1

Gabriel Fauré: “Le Papillon Et La Fleur”, Op. 1/1
Janet Baker, ms.; Geoffrey Parsons, p.
EMI 66320
2:14

Fauré: “Mai”, Op. 1/2
Gérard Souzay, bar.; Dalton Baldwin, p.
EMI 64079
2:04
Fauré: Trois Romances sans paroles, Op. 17
No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Andante quasi allegretto
No. 2 in A Minor, Allegro molto
No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Andante moderato
Charles Owen, p.
Avie 2240
6:46
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
Choir Of St. John’s College, Cambridge/Guest; Stephen
Cleobury, organ
Lon 436486
5:43
Fauré: Allegro Symphonique, Op. 68
Patrick De Hooge, Pierre-Alain Volondat, pnos.
Naxos 8.553638
6:27
Fauré: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13
Gil Shaham, v.; Akira Eguchi, p.
Canary 3
25:50

Episode 2

Gabriel Fauré: Souvenirs De Bayreuth #1
Patrick De Hooge, Pierre-Alain Volondat, pnos.
Naxos 8.553638
0:44

Gabriel Fauré: Après Un Rêve, Op. 7/1
Janet Baker, s.; Geoffrey Parsons, p.
Hyperion A66320
2:04
Gabriel Fauré: Vocalise
Ray Mase, trp.; Diana Mase, p.
Summit 185
3:08
Gabriel Fauré: Elégie, Op. 24
Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin/Riccardo Chailly;
Lynn Harrell, vc.
Lon 414387
6:50
Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet #1 In C Minor, Op. 15
Beaux Arts Trio & Kim Kashkashian, vla.
Phil 422350
31:16
Gabriel Fauré: Berceuse
Jaime Laredo, v.; Margo Garrett, p.
Dorian 90153
3:49

Episode 3

Fauré: “Mandoline” fr. L’Horizon Chimerique, Op. 118
Sanford Sylvan, bar.; David Breitman, p.
Nonesuch 79371
1:53

Fauré: Nocturne Op. 33 No. 2
Germaine Thyssen-Valentin, p.
Test 1262
5:44
Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields & Chorus/Neville Marriner;
Sylvia McNair, s.; Thomas Allen, bar.
Phil 446084
22:20, 13:20, 2:16
Fauré: Menuet & Pastorale fr. Masques Et Bergamasques Suite
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner
Argo 410552
6:46

Episode 4

Gabriel Fauré: “Pleurs d’or”, Op. 72
Victoria De Los Angeles, s.; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, b.;
Gerald Moore, p.
EMI 64079
3:11

Fauré: Pelléas Et Mélisande Suite
1. Prelude
2. Andantino Quasi Allegretto
3. Sicilienne
4. Molto Adagio
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner
Argo 410552
16:59
Fauré (arr. L. Auer): Pelleas Et Melisande, Op. 80
Akira Eguchi, pn.; Gil Shaham, vln.
Canary Classics 003
2:20; 1:32
Fauré: Madrigal De Shylock, Op. 57/2
Chanson De Shylock, Op. 57/1
Gérard Souzay, t.; Dalton Baldwin, p.
EMI 64079
2:46
Fauré: Quartet For Strings In E Minor, Op. 121 –
3. Allegro
Quatuor Ébène
Virgin 70875
7:42
Fauré: Dolly Suite
Berceuse
Mi, A-Ou
Le Jardin De Dolly
Kitty Valse
Tendresse
Le Pas Espagnol
Patrick De Hooge & Pierre-Alain Volondat, pnos.
Naxos 8.553638
13:42
Fauré: “Au bord de l’eau” fr 3 Songs, Op. 8
Victoria De Los Angeles, s.; Gonzalo Soriano, p.
EMI 5650612
2:24

Episode 5

Gabriel Fauré: Violin Sonata #2 In E Minor, Op. 108, II
Renaud Capuçon, v.; Michel Dalberto, p.
Virgin Classics 708762
8:04

Fauré: Barcarolle, Op. 44 No. 4
Germaine Thyssen-Valentin, p.
Test 1262
3:47
Fauré: Piano Trio In D Minor, Op. 120
Beaux Arts Trio
Phil 422350
21:22, 1:21
Fauré: Fantaisie
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner;
William Bennett, fl.
Argo 410552
5:38
Florent Schmitt: In Memoriam Gabriel Fauré, Op. 72
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner
Phil 446084
3:52
Fauré: Siciliene fr. Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 80 (excerpt)
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner
Argo 410552
1:57
Fauré: Pavane (With Chorus)
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner
Phil 410442
5:42