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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It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission. Fugue in A barcarolle The first barcarolle was dedicated to the pianist Caroline de Serres Mme.

In contrast with the ninth, however, the tenth is darker and angrier. There is too little sense of surprise in No 2 with its feline, shot-silk modulations and a besetting literalism in No 4 where the melody should float magically above its rising and falling accompaniment.

Views Read Edit View history. My curtains are the light of the moon. The nocturnes, along with the barcarolles, are generally regarded as the composer’s greatest piano works. The ninth barcarolle, in Koechlin’s view, “recalls, as in a hazy remoteness, the happiness of the past”. His son Philippe recalled, “he would far rather have given his Nocturnes, Impromptus, and even his Barcarolles the simple barcarolle Piano Piece no.

Barcarolle No.1, Op.26 (Fauré, Gabriel)

Skip to main content. Dolly —97 Piano music. 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.

Its six movements take about fifteen minutes to perform. Gentle Reminder This website began in as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since Mon brcarolles le clair de lune.

A Musical Life estimates “? Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Naxos Javascript not enabled. And the variety and spontaneity of the eleven variations which follow bring to mind nothing less than the Symphonic Etudes. Copland considered them immature pieces, which “should be relegated to the indiscretions every young composer commits.

Fauré Barcarolles; Theme and Variations |

Go to the text. 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 way of a turbulent period in his middle years. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Orledge calls this piece a middle period “song without words”. It’s perhaps the most difficult genre of all. It was originally a harp piece, composed for a competition at the Paris Conservatoire in Dedicated to Suzanne Alfred-Bruneau, [55] the eighth barcarolle opens in with a cheerful theme, which soon gives way to melancholy.

Editor First edition reissue. Like the orchestral suite, it consists of four movements, titled “Ouverture”, “Menuet”, “Gavotte” and “Pastorale”. On each of these discs the first track is immediately characteristic of her.

And listening through the Barcarolles from Op 26 to Op is to be made aware of a remarkable journey. It consists of five short sections in which Wagner’s themes are transformed into dance rhythms.