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.

Fauré Barcarolles

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. Go to the text.

Contents 1 Performances 1. Views Read Edit View history. 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. The second barcarolle, dedicated to the pianist Marie Poitevin, [47] is a longer and more ambitious work than the first, with what Morrison calls an Italianate profusion of detail.

Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. An andante moderato”serious, grave, at once firm and pliant, attaining real beauty” Koechlin. Work Title Barcarolle No. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. This page was last edited on 2 Augustat Some early editions of the score give the first of these the title barcarollws.


His mature style is displayed in the central section, a contemplative andantewhich is followed by a more agitated section that concludes the work. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.

Skip to main content. Its six movements take about fifteen minutes to perform. I’ve got what sells. The Musical QuarterlyOctoberpp. And listening through the Barcarolles from Op 26 to Op is to be made aware of a remarkable journey.

Fauré Barcarolles |

The last of the set is dedicated to Magda Gumaelius. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. 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.

Problems playing this file? Koechlin calls this piece a pleasant feuillet d’album.

His works for the piano are marked by a classical French lucidity; [6] he was unimpressed by pianistic display, commenting of keyboard virtuosi, vaure greater they are, the worse they play me. His is too orderly, too logical a mind to be really capricious. The piece, in G minor, contrasts a gravely noble barcarolkes moderato theme representing Penelope with a forthright theme for Ulysses.

The nocturnes, along with the barcarolles, are generally regarded as the composer’s greatest piano works.

Orledge calls it powerful, agitated and virile. No, poor souls, they must turn the page and play that last, enigmatic and most beautiful fauree, which seems to leave the audience with so little desire to applaud. Koechlin brackets the sixth and seventh of the set together as a contrasting pair. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.


Fauré Barcarolles; Theme and Variations |

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.

This website began in as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since How wrong one can be! Not all the material on this website is in the public domain. The play of fleeting curves that is its essence can be compared to the movements of a beautiful barcaarolles without either suffering from the comparison. Fugue in A minor: The ninth barcarolle, in Koechlin’s view, “recalls, as in a hazy remoteness, the happiness of the past”.

Piano music of Gabriel Fauré

Nectoux describes this impromptu as “a piece of sheer virtuosity celebrating, not without humour, the beauties of the whole-tone scale. Nor is she one of those artists that it takes a while to get used to. It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.