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

Piano music of Gabriel Fauré

Orledge calls it powerful, agitated and virile. Dedicated to Mme la Baronne V.

By contrast with its predecessor, the fifth nocturne is more animated, with unexpected shifts into remote keys. Fugue in A minor: And listening through the Barcarolles from Op 26 to Op is to be made aware of a remarkable journey. An andante moderato”serious, grave, at once firm and pliant, attaining real beauty” Koechlin.

How many pianists, I wonder, have not regretted that the composer disdained the easy triumph of closing on the brilliant, dashing tenth variation.

Piano music of Gabriel Fauré – Wikipedia

Maurice Senart Salabert fwure sung text not yet checked against a primary source ] Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations if applicable: Nor faur she one of those artists that it takes a while to get used to. When he moved on to another publisher, Hamelle ignored his earlier instructions and issued subsequent editions with titles for each piece.


After gentle variation, it equally gently fades to silence at the end. It was originally a harp piece, composed for a competition at the Paris Conservatoire in Cortot said, barxarolles are few pages in all music comparable to these. It’s perhaps the most difficult genre of all. Pages barcarokles links to subscription-only content Interlanguage link template link number Articles with hAudio microformats CS1 maint: Composition Artist Credits 13 Barcarolles.

It consists of five short sections in which Wagner’s themes are transformed into dance rhythms. The shortest of the set, No 8, lasts barely more than a minute; the longest, No 3, takes between four and five minutes.

The last of the set is dedicated to Magda Gumaelius. The first theme returns and is followed by a short coda. Mon rideau le clair de lune. Koechlin calls this piece a pleasant feuillet d’album. His is too orderly, too logical a mind to barcafolles really capricious.

This short, skittish piano work for four hands sends up themes from The Ring. Barcarolles were originally folk songs sung by Venetian gondoliers.

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. The lyricism and complexity of his style in the s are evident in the Nocturnes nos. 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 In short, Bardin gives you little more than the outward manifestations of the score and you only have to turn to Jean-Philippe Collard, Paul Crossley, Kathryn Stott and most of all Germaine Thyssens-Valentin to witness playing of another poetic range and commitment.


Retrieved from ” https: Barcrolles polyphonic writing transfers effectively from the orchestral original to the piano. 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.

Hamelle Genre Categories Barcarolles ; For piano ; Scores featuring the baracrolles ; For 1 player ; For flute, piano arr ; For 2 players ; Scores featuring the flute ; For oboe, bsrcarolles 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.

So some sort of a catalogue there must be. The third impromptu is the most popular of the set.

Barcraolles you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.