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, mezzo soprano.; Geoffrey Parsons, piano
EMI 66320
2:14

Fauré: “Mai”, Op. 1/2
Gérard Souzay, baritone; Dalton Baldwin, piano
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, piano
Avie 2240
6:46

Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, organ
London 436486
5:43

Fauré: Allegro Symphonique, Op. 68
Patrick De Hooge, Pierre-Alain Volondat, pianos
Naxos 8.553638
6:27

Fauré: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13
Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano
Canary 3
25:50

Episode 2

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

Gabriel Fauré: Après Un Rêve, Op. 7/1
Janet Baker, mezzo soprano; Geoffrey Parsons, piano
Hyperion A66320
2:04

Gabriel Fauré: Vocalise
Ray Mase, trumpet; Diana Mase, piano
Summit 185
3:08

Gabriel Fauré: Elégie, Op. 24
Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin/Riccardo Chailly
Lynn Harrell, violoncello
London 414387
6:50

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1 In C Minor, Op. 15
Beaux Arts Trio with Kim Kashkashian, viola
Phil 422350
31:16

Gabriel Fauré: Berceuse
Jaime Laredo, violin; Margo Garrett, piano
Dorian 90153
3:49

Episode 3

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

Fauré: Nocturne Op. 33 No. 2
Germaine Thyssen-Valentin, piano
Test 1262
5:44

Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48
Academy of St. Martin in The Fields & Chorus/Neville Marriner;
Sylvia McNair, soprano; Thomas Allen, baritone
Phil 446084
22:20, 13:20, 2:16

Fauré: Masques Et Bergamasques Suite; Menuet and Pastorale
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, soprano; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone;
Gerald Moore, piano
EMI 64079
3:11

Fauré: Pelléas Et Mélisande Suite
I. Prelude
II.Andantino Quasi Allegretto
III. Sicilienne
IV> 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, piano; Gil Shaham, violin
Canary Classics 003
2:20; 1:32

Fauré: Madrigal De Shylock, Op. 57/2
Chanson De Shylock, Op. 57/1
Gérard Souzay, tenor; Dalton Baldwin, piano
EMI 64079
2:46

Fauré: Quartet For Strings In E Minor, Op. 121
III.
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 and Pierre-Alain Volondat, piano
Naxos 8.553638
13:42

Fauré: Three Songs, Op. 8 “Au bord de l’eau”
Victoria de los Angeles, soprano; Gonzalo Soriano, piano
EMI 5650612
2:24

Episode 5

Gabriel Fauré: Violin Sonata No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 108, II.
Renaud Capuçon, violin; Michel Dalberto, piano
Virgin Classics 708762
8:04

Fauré: Barcarolle, Op. 44, No. 4
Germaine Thyssen-Valentin, piano
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, flute
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: Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 80
Siciliene (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