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Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano / Kathryn Stott

Album Summary

>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 1 in E flat major, Op. 25
>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 2 in F minor, Op. 31
>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 3 in A flat major, Op. 34
>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 4 in D flat major, Op. 91
>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 102
>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 6 in D flat major (transcribed from Impromptu for harp by Cortot), Op. 86bis
>Fauré, Gabriel : Thème et variations, for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 73
>Fauré, Gabriel : Romances sans paroles (3) for piano, Op. 17
>Fauré, Gabriel : Valse-caprice for piano no 1 in A major, Op. 30
>Fauré, Gabriel : Valse-caprice for piano no 2 in D flat major, Op. 38
>Fauré, Gabriel : Valse-caprice for piano no 3 in G flat major, Op. 59
>Fauré, Gabriel : Valse-caprice for piano no 4 in A flat major, Op. 62
>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 : Ballade for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp major, Op. 19
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturnes (3) for piano, Op. 33
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 4 in E major, Op. 36
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 5 in B flat major, Op. 37
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 6 in D flat major, Op. 63
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 74
>Gabriel Fauré / André Mes : Souvenirs de Bayreuth, for piano, 4 hands ("Fantaisie en forme de quadrille ...de R. Wagner")
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pièces brèves (8), for piano, Op. 84
>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly, Op. 56
>Fauré, Gabriel : Préludes (9) for piano, Op. 103
>Fauré, Gabriel : Mazurka for piano in B flat major, Op. 32
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major (also in Huit pièces brèves), Op. 84/8
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B minor, Op. 97
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 10 in B minor, Op. 99
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 11 in F sharp minor, Op. 104/1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 12 in E minor, Op. 107
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 13 in B minor, Op. 119
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Notes & Reviews:

'One of the most purely pleasurable releases of the year so far. The playing is intelligent, persuasive, loving, and the music reaches far beyond the standard boundaries of fin de siècle French salon style. Four outstanding discs' (The Independent)

'Sumptuously recorded. A true and dedicated Francophile [Kathryn Stott] is clearly among the more stylish and intriguing of all young pianists' (Gramophone)

'She deserves an honoured place beside the most distinguished Fauré exponents ... A major achievement in every way' (Classic CD)

'A tremendous achievement' (BBC Music Magazine)

'A major contribution to the recorded literature of French piano music, strongly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'A revelation' (Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'I never expect to hear this music better done' (Classic FM Magazine)

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Fauré's piano works are among the most subtly daunting in all keyboard literature. Encompassing Fauré's entire creative life, they range through an early, finely wrought eroticism via sporting with an aerial virtuosity as teasing and light as the elements themselves (the Valsescaprices) to the final desolation of his last years.

There, in his most powerful works ( Barcarolles Nos 7-11, Nocturnes Nos 11-13), he faithfully mirrors a pain that 'scintillates in full consciousness', a romantic agony prompted by increasing deafness and a lack of recognition that often seemed close to oblivion. Few compositions have reflected a darker night of the soul, and Fauré's anguish, expressed in both numbing resignation and unbridled anger, could surely only be exorcised by the articulation of such profound and disturbing emotional complexity.

The task for the pianist, then, is immense, but in Kathryn Stott Fauré has a subtle and fearless champion. How thrilled Fauré would have been by the sheer immediacy of Stott's responses. Time and again she throws convention to the winds, and although it would be surprising if all her performances were consistent successes, disappointments are rare. Sometimes her rubato and luxuriant pedalling soften the outlines of Fauré's starkest, most austere utterances. But such quibbles remain quibbles. The Fourth Nocturne is gloriously supple, and the 13 Barcarolles show Stott acutely responsive to passion and finesse alike. The Pièces brèves, too, are played with rare affection. Stott proves herself a stylish and intriguing pianist.



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>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 1 in E flat major, Op. 25
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 2 in F minor, Op. 31
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 3 in A flat major, Op. 34
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 4 in D flat major, Op. 91
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 102
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 6 in D flat major (transcribed from Impromptu for harp by Cortot), Op. 86bis
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Fauré, Gabriel : Thème et variations, for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 73
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Fauré, Gabriel : Romances sans paroles (3) for piano, Op. 17
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1863

>Fauré, Gabriel : Valse-caprice for piano no 1 in A major, Op. 30
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1882

>Fauré, Gabriel : Valse-caprice for piano no 2 in D flat major, Op. 38
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 07/1884

>Fauré, Gabriel : Valse-caprice for piano no 3 in G flat major, Op. 59
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1887-1893

>Fauré, Gabriel : Valse-caprice for piano no 4 in A flat major, Op. 62
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1893-1894

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 26
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 2 in G major, Op. 41
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 08/1885

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 3 in G flat major, Op. 42
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 4 in A flat major, Op. 44
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 66
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/1894

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 7 in D minor, Op. 90
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 08/1905

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 96
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 9 in A minor, Op. 101
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 10 in A minor, Op. 104/2
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 10/1913

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 11 in G minor, Op. 105
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for Piano no 12 in E flat major, Op. 106bis
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/1915

>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 13 in C major, Op. 116
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 02/1921

>Fauré, Gabriel : Ballade for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp major, Op. 19
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/1881

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturnes (3) for piano, Op. 33
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1883

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 4 in E major, Op. 36
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 5 in B flat major, Op. 37
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 6 in D flat major, Op. 63
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 74
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Gabriel Fauré / André Mes : Souvenirs de Bayreuth, for piano, 4 hands ("Fantaisie en forme de quadrille ...de R. Wagner")
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pièces brèves (8), for piano, Op. 84
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1869-1902

>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly, Op. 56
  • Performers: Martin Roscoe (Piano); Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1896

>Fauré, Gabriel : Préludes (9) for piano, Op. 103
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Fauré, Gabriel : Mazurka for piano in B flat major, Op. 32
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major (also in Huit pièces brèves), Op. 84/8
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B minor, Op. 97
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 10 in B minor, Op. 99
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 11 in F sharp minor, Op. 104/1
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 12 in E minor, Op. 107
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 13 in B minor, Op. 119
  • Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (09/04/1994-09/08/1994)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921