Fauré: Complete Barcarolles; Trois Romances Sans Paroles / Charles Owen, piano

Audio Samples

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 26
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 2 in G major, Op. 41
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 3 in G flat major, Op. 42
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 4 in A flat major, Op. 44
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 66
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 7 in D minor, Op. 90
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 96
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 9 in A minor, Op. 101
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 10 in A minor, Op. 104/2
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 11 in G minor, Op. 105
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for Piano no 12 in E flat major, Op. 106bis
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 13 in C major, Op. 116
>Fauré, Gabriel : Romances sans paroles (3) for piano, Op. 17

Album Summary

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 26
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 2 in G major, Op. 41
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 3 in G flat major, Op. 42
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 4 in A flat major, Op. 44
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 66
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 7 in D minor, Op. 90
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 96
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 9 in A minor, Op. 101
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 10 in A minor, Op. 104/2
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 11 in G minor, Op. 105
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for Piano no 12 in E flat major, Op. 106bis
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 13 in C major, Op. 116
>Fauré, Gabriel : Romances sans paroles (3) for piano, Op. 17
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Pianist Charles Owens follows a critically acclaimed release of Fauré's popular Nocturnes with a relative rarity: a complete survey of the composer's Barcarolles uniquely coupled with Trois Romances sans paroles, Fauré's first published works for piano. The Barcarolles straddle the turn of the 20th century and span a four-decade period, from 1880 - 1921. The works' dedicatees were a veritable roll call of Parisian musical elite. Though written and published separately, they hang together well through their combination of mystery, humanity, and inner poetry. Yet it is a rare pianist who plays all thirteen, a task that Charles Owen lives up to brilliantly!

"So easy on the ear are Fauré's Barcarolles that their sophistication can pass almost unnoticed. These are the urbane descendants of Chopin's pianistic brilliants, gentlemanly and understated. Charles Owen's beautifully judged and articulated performance deftly reveals the intricacy of Fauré's craft without loss of line, from the seemingly carefree balletic shimmer of the 1885 G flat major to the darker harmonies of the 1915 E flat major." -The Independent

Gramophone Magazine
Owen is the least insistent or interventionalist of pianists. He never invests the music with undue weight or significance. His performances glide gracefully, often in near strict tempo on their own momentum, quite without distortion or idiosyncrasy.

BBC Music Magazine
Fauré's piano music is at last emerging in its full measure of energy and brilliance. Charles Owen buys enthusiastically into this truer picture of the music...On the technical front Owen is absolutely secure, with fine observation of the music's often multiple layering

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010).



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Works Details

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 26
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 2 in G major, Op. 41
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 08/1885

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 3 in G flat major, Op. 42
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 4 in A flat major, Op. 44
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 66
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/1894

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 7 in D minor, Op. 90
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 08/1905

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 96
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 9 in A minor, Op. 101
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 10 in A minor, Op. 104/2
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 10/1913

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 11 in G minor, Op. 105
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for Piano no 12 in E flat major, Op. 106bis
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/1915

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 13 in C major, Op. 116
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 02/1921

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Romances sans paroles (3) for piano, Op. 17
  • Performer: Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth (07/05/2010-07/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1863