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Barcarolles, Preludes & Ballades by Gabriel Fauré / Anthony Spiri, piano

> 3 Romances sans paroles, Op. 17 - No. 1 in A flat major
> 3 Romances sans paroles, Op. 17 - No. 2 in A minor
> 3 Romances sans paroles, Op. 17 - No. 3 in A flat major
> 8 Pieces breves, Op. 84 - No. 3. Fugue en la mineur
> Barcarolle No. 6 in E flat major, Op. 70 - Barcarolle No. 6 in E flat major, Op. 70
> 8 Pieces breves, Op. 84 - No. 1. Capriccio
> 8 Pieces breves, Op. 84 - No. 5. Improvisation
> 8 Pieces breves, Op. 84 - No. 7. Allegresse
> Preludes, Op. 103 - Prelude No. 1
> Preludes, Op. 103 - Prelude No. 2
> Preludes, Op. 103 - Prelude No. 3
> Preludes, Op. 103 - Prelude No. 4
> Preludes, Op. 103 - Prelude No. 5
> Preludes, Op. 103 - Prelude No. 6
> Preludes, Op. 103 - Prelude No. 7
> Preludes, Op. 103 - Prelude No. 8
> Preludes, Op. 103 - Prelude No. 9
> Barcarolle No. 12 in E flat major, Op. 106 bis - Barcarolle No. 12 in E flat major, Op. 106 bis
> Barcarolle No. 13 in C major, Op. 116 - Barcarolle No. 13 in C major, Op. 116
> Ballade in F sharp major, Op. 19 - Andante cantabile -
> Ballade in F sharp major, Op. 19 - Allegro moderato -
> Ballade in F sharp major, Op. 19 - Allegro -
> Ballade in F sharp major, Op. 19 - Andante

Album Summary

>Fauré, Gabriel : Romances sans paroles (3) for piano, Op. 17
>Fauré, Gabriel : Fugue for piano in A minor (Huit pieces breves), Op. 84/3
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for piano no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70
>Fauré, Gabriel : Capriccio, for piano in E flat major (Huit pieces breves), Op. 84/1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Improvisation for piano in C sharp minor (Huit pieces breves), Op. 84/5
>Fauré, Gabriel : Allegresse, for piano in C major (Huit pieces breves), Op. 84/7
>Fauré, Gabriel : Preludes (9) for piano, Op. 103
>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
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Faure is considered to represent an exceptionally refined yet emotionally restrained musical aesthetic. Pianist Anthony Spiri is held to be one of the most versatile and respected Lied accompanists, chamber musicians and soloists on today's music scene. Born in the USA, he obtained his training in Cleveland and Boston before his artistic career brought him to Europe. Spiri's interpretation of these Piano Works brings out the truth in what Faure has to say through his music.

American Record Guide
There is an ineffable loveliness about this playing. Given music as highly refined as FaurT's it would be difficult to imagine any of this done better.

Fanfare
This is without doubt one of the finest FaurT recordings I have ever heard... Spiri knows exactly how to make FaurT's intoxicating melodies soar and breathe across bar lines.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: SWR Stuttgart, Kammermusikstudio (2010-03-15_2010-03-18&2010-).



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Works Details

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Romances sans paroles (3) for piano, Op. 17
  • Performer: Anthony Spiri (Piano)
  • Notes: SWR Stuttgart, Kammermusikstudio (2010-03-15_2010-03-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1863

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Fugue for piano in A minor (Huit pièces brèves), Op. 84/3
  • Performer: Anthony Spiri (Piano)
  • Notes: SWR Stuttgart, Kammermusikstudio (2010-03-15_2010-03-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 06/30/1869

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70
  • Performer: Anthony Spiri (Piano)
  • Notes: SWR Stuttgart, Kammermusikstudio (2010-03-15_2010-03-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Capriccio, for piano in E flat major (Huit pièces brèves), Op. 84/1
  • Performer: Anthony Spiri (Piano)
  • Notes: SWR Stuttgart, Kammermusikstudio (2010-03-15_2010-03-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Improvisation for piano in C sharp minor (Huit pièces brèves), Op. 84/5
  • Performer: Anthony Spiri (Piano)
  • Notes: SWR Stuttgart, Kammermusikstudio (2010-03-15_2010-03-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Allégresse, for piano in C major (Huit pièces brèves), Op. 84/7
  • Performer: Anthony Spiri (Piano)
  • Notes: SWR Stuttgart, Kammermusikstudio (2010-03-15_2010-03-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Préludes (9) for piano, Op. 103
  • Performer: Anthony Spiri (Piano)
  • Notes: SWR Stuttgart, Kammermusikstudio (2010-03-15_2010-03-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for Piano no 12 in E flat major, Op. 106bis
  • Performer: Anthony Spiri (Piano)
  • Notes: SWR Stuttgart, Kammermusikstudio (2010-03-15_2010-03-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/1915

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for piano no 13 in C major, Op. 116
  • Performer: Anthony Spiri (Piano)
  • Notes: SWR Stuttgart, Kammermusikstudio (2010-03-15_2010-03-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 02/1921

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Ballade for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp major, Op. 19
  • Performer: Anthony Spiri (Piano)
  • Notes: SWR Stuttgart, Kammermusikstudio (2010-03-15_2010-03-18&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/1881