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Fauré: Elegie, Sonata for Cello, etc / Gaillard, Fontaine

Album Summary

>Fauré, Gabriel : Elegie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24
>Fauré, Gabriel : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 109
>Fauré, Gabriel : Romance for cello & piano, Op. 69
>Fauré, Gabriel : Papillon, for cello & piano, Op. 77
>Fauré, Gabriel : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 117
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Fauré, Gabriel : Apres un reve, Op. 7 no 1
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Notes & Reviews:

Born in 1845, the French composer and organist Gabriel Faure is now acknowledged as one of the most important writers of chamber music of his period. The delicate and elegant style of his music, redolent of the salons of Parisian high-society, is underpinned by a core of emotional depth and an often adventurous approach to harmony. Although he did not compose a great deal of music for the solo cello, he seems to have had a special affinity for the instrument and its lyrical qualities. It is therefore no surprise that these works have become favourites with both audiences and performers.

"Gaillard's technique is impeccably clean and effortless sounding; she glides through Faure's sumptuous melodies like she is singing. Her tone is full and rounded, but not as silky as some listener might expect in this repertoire. This is especially effective in the two sonatas. Without sacrificing refinement, her playing has a refreshing earthiness that brings passion and a fresh dimension to works that can lend themselves to reserved, pastel performances... French pianist Bruno Fontaine is every bit her equal in the subtlety and sophistication of his playing; the way he brings out the inner voices in the deceptively simple accompaniment of the Elegie is a marvel. Ambroisie's sound is clear and natural, with exceptionally vivid presence." -All Music Guide



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>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Elégie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24
  • Performers: Bruno Fontaine (Piano); Ophelie Gaillard (Cello)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 109
  • Performers: Bruno Fontaine (Piano); Ophelie Gaillard (Cello)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Romance for cello & piano, Op. 69
  • Performers: Bruno Fontaine (Piano); Ophelie Gaillard (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 11/14/1894

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Papillon, for cello & piano, Op. 77
  • Performers: Bruno Fontaine (Piano); Ophelie Gaillard (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 117
  • Performers: Bruno Fontaine (Piano); Ophelie Gaillard (Cello)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Performers: Bruno Fontaine (Piano); Ophelie Gaillard (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/16/1898

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1
  • Performers: Bruno Fontaine (Piano); Ophelie Gaillard (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877