Gabriel Faure Piano Recital

It is perplexing to me why the music of Gabriel Faure is so rarely performed. This is beautiful, melodic, and enjoyable music that we really ought to hear more frequently. As such, I am pleased to offer you a chance to learn more about this new recording:


Fauré: Après un rêve

A Fauré Recital, Vol. 1. The selections are as follows:
Gabriel Fauré:

Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major Op. 36
Nocturne No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 63
Barcarolle No. 5 in F sharp minor Op. 66
Barcarolle No. 6 in E flat major Op. 70
Barcarolle No. 7 in D minor Op. 90
Pavane, Op. 50
Préludes (9), Op. 103
Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 (suite)

Performed by Louis Lortie (piano)

This is the first volume in Louis Lortie’s new series devoted to the music of Gabriel Fauré.

As he states in the booklet notes, ‘this album purposely travels through Fauré’s various creative periods, from easily appealing early pieces such as the Pavane and the mélodie “Après un rêve” through to the late and unjustly neglected Préludes, a masterpiece of condensed harmonic and melodic audacity.’

Here is the Socilienne for piano by Faure:

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