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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Editor First edition reprint. For any other purpose, please write to the e-mail address below to request permission and barcarollss possible fees. Barcarolles were originally folk songs sung by Venetian gondoliers.

The piece, in G minor, contrasts a gravely noble andante moderato theme representing Penelope with a forthright theme for Ulysses. In the third nocturne, Morrison notes that the composer’s fondness for syncopation is at its gentlest, “nostalgia lit by passion. Orledge writes that the second two valses-caprices are subtler and better integrated than the first two; they contain “more moments of quiet contemplation and more thematic development than before.

These sets were composed during several decades in his long career, and display the change in his style from uncomplicated youthful charm to a final enigmatic, but sometimes fiery introspection, by faaure of a turbulent period in his middle varcarolles.

The polyphonic writing transfers effectively from the orchestral original to the piano. How many pianists, I wonder, have not regretted that the composer disdained the easy triumph of closing on the brilliant, dashing tenth variation.

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. Our research has never had any faurre or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Problems playing this file?


Poetry quickly becomes prose, and insufficiently interesting prose at that. The mood is turbulent and anxious; [95] the piece ends in quiet resignation reminiscent of the “Libera me” of the Requiem.

Gentle Reminder This website began in as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since Dover Publications And the variety and spontaneity of the eleven variations which follow bring to mind nothing less than the Symphonic Etudes.

Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law. Work Title Barcarolle No. The piano works were first recorded largely complete in the mids by Germaine Thyssens-Valentin[] with later sets being made by Grant Johannesen[] Jean Doyen —[] Jean-Philippe Collard[] Paul Crossley —85[] Jean Hubeau —89[] and Kathryn Stott The playing is lucid and clear but at too heavy a price. There are deliberate dissonances and harmonic ambiguities that Pinkas describes as “taking tonality to its limit while still maintaining a single key.

This short, skittish piano work for four hands sends up themes from The Ring.

Fauré Barcarolles; Theme and Variations

My gondola is for the happy, and I take them out two by two; and the light, fresh breezes are discreet in my domain. His is too orderly, too logical a mind to be really capricious. The all-time narcarolles Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.

Chopin’s influence is marked in the first two pieces.

The “Theme” 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. Both pieces show “an economy of writing”, the sixth “more moderate and tranquil in expression”.

It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission. The theme is presented first in the higher and then in the middle register, before flowing evenly to its conclusion.


Piano music of Gabriel Fauré

Nor is she one of those artists that it takes a while to get used to. Dedicated to Mme la Baronne V. Barcwrolles nocturnes, along with the barcarolles, are generally regarded as the composer’s greatest piano works. Koechlin brackets the sixth and seventh of the set together as a contrasting pair.

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Text added to the website between May and September A recapitulation of the principal theme takes the piece to its conclusion. On each of these discs the first track is immediately characteristic of her. Barcarolles ; For piano ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 1 player ; For flute, piano arr ; For 2 players ; Scores featuring the flute ; For oboe, piano arr ; Scores featuring the oboe ; For clarinet, piano arr ; Scores featuring the clarinet ; For soprano saxophone, piano arr ; Scores featuring the soprano saxophone ; For alto saxophone, piano arr ; Scores featuring the alto saxophone ; For bassoon, piano arr ; Scores featuring the bassoon.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. This takes us from Gounod-inspired lyricism and the intricacies of Barcarolle No 5 to darker regions of the mind and finally to music which resolves all former complexity in a strange and unearthly transparency, the valediction of the final Barcarolle. Philippe Dieterlen, No 4 to Mme. After a lively display, the piece ends quietly.

Cortot compared the first impromptu to a rapid barcarolle, redolent of “sunlit water”, combining “stylised coquetry and regret”. I provide the original scanned version and the filtered, because the filter does some changes smoothening, sharpening borders and some portions of the scan get lost sometimes when they are to small e.

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.