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Fauré - The Music for Cello & Piano

Catalogue numberBIS-2220 SACD
Release date2017-05-10
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz
Total time70:13

In French music, Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924) forms a link between Romanticism and modernism: in Paris in the year of his birth, Chopin was still composing, and by the time of his death, jazz was all the rage, while Stravinsky was championing neoclassicism. This present recording contains all of Fauré’s music for cello and piano, including the much-loved Élégie and Sicilienne – pieces that are sometimes described as ‘salon music’, with qualities that caused Debussy to dub the composer ‘the master of charms’. But interspersed with this lighter fare are also the two sonatas from Fauré’s later period when, suffering from increasing deafness, he developed a more pared-down style. Even though the sonatas came into being only a few years apart they are nevertheless quite different – appearing in 1917 Sonata No. 1 in D minor is very much a wartime work, at times almost violent and rough. The G minor Sonata is altogether more accessible, with a vivacious finale that caused the composer Vincent d’Indy to remark to the 78-year old Fauré: ‘How lucky you are to stay young like that!’ Andreas Brantelid’s previous release for BIS – a disc with music by Grieg and Percy Grainger – received critical acclaim including a Gramophone Editor’s Choice. For this all-Fauré programme he has chosen to collaborate with pianist and highly respected chamber musician Bengt Forsberg.
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Extra material for download
01 Romance, Op.69 03:37 $ 0.87 USD
02 Papillon, Op.77 02:44 $ 0.66 USD
03 Sérénade, Op.98 02:57 $ 0.71 USD
04 Berceuse, Op.16 03:30 $ 0.84 USD
  Sonata No.1 in D minor for cello and piano, Op.109 20:46
05 I. Allegro 05:43 $ 1.37 USD
06 II. Andante 07:10 $ 1.72 USD
07 III. Finale. Allegro comodo 07:53 $ 1.89 USD
  Morceau de lecture for two cellos
08 Allegretto moderato 00:58 $ 0.23 USD
09 Berceuse, Op.56 No.1, from ‘Dolly’ 02:27 $ 0.59 USD
  Sicilienne, Op.78
10 Andantino 03:41 $ 0.88 USD
  Élégie, Op.24
11 Molto adagio 06:47 $ 1.63 USD
  Sonata No.2 in G minor for cello and piano, Op.117 18:09
12 I. Allegro 06:16 $ 1.50 USD
13 II. Andante 07:07 $ 1.71 USD
14 III. Allegro vivo 04:46 $ 1.14 USD
15 Andante for cello and harmonium 04:31 $ 1.08 USD
  Album total 70:13
CelloBrantelid, Andreas
Graden, Filip
PianoForsberg, Bengt
HarmoniumForsberg, Bengt

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