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Hyperion French Song Edition - Fauré: Complete Songs Vol 4

Album Summary

>Fauré, Gabriel : Le Papillon et la Fleur, song for voice & piano in C major, Op. 1/1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Rêve D'Amour ("S'il est in charmant gazon"), song for voice & piano in E flat major, Op. 5/2
>Fauré, Gabriel : Dans les ruines d'une abbaye, song for voice & piano in A major, Op. 2/1
>Fauré, Gabriel : L'aurore, song for voice & piano in A flat major, Op. posth.
>Fauré, Gabriel : La Rançon, song for voice & piano in C minor, Op. 8/2
>Fauré, Gabriel : Aubade, song for voice & piano in F, Op. 6/1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Ici bas!, Op. 8 no 3
>Fauré, Gabriel : Aurore, Op. 39 no 1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Le Pays des Rêves, for voice & piano in A flat major, Op. 39/3
>Fauré, Gabriel : Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39 no 4
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne, Op. 43 no 2
>Fauré, Gabriel : La rose, Op. 51 no 4
>Fauré, Gabriel : Soir, Op. 83 no 2
>Fauré, Gabriel : Le Parfum impérissable, song for voice & piano in E major, Op. 76/1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Arpège, song for voice & piano in E minor, Op. 76/2
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music and suite for orchestra, Op. 80
>Fauré, Gabriel : Le Plus Doux Chemin, for voice & piano in F minor ("madrigal"), Op. 87/1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Vocalise-étude, song for voice & piano in E minor
>Fauré, Gabriel : La chanson d'Eve, Op. 95
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Notes & Reviews:

This fourth and final volume in Hyperion's Faure's song series takes as its title a line from 'La Chanson d'Eve' - the matchless cycle which confirmed its composer's status as the master of French song and which concludes the Hyperion integrale. Graham Johnson has employed a range of artists - the very finest interpreters of French song that could be found. "Hyperion has done Faure proud." - Gramophone

'The sound is warm and initimate and Johnson's comprehensive notes are packed with information on each song and its cultural surround. In all this series has proved an impressive achievement, demonstrating that even the least known of Fauré's songs is well worth hearing' (BBC Music Magazine)

'There's an ineffable, nostalgia-filled sadness about Jennifer Smith's rapt delivery of the final two songs of La chanson d'Eve, the mood intensified as so often in this series by Graham Johnson's accompaniments. An outstanding disc' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Graham Johnson, whose sterling pianism distinguishes every track...His accompanimens are models of Fauréan discretion and care ... Gabriel Fauré: The Complete Songs offers a vital contribution to the ongoing re-imagination of Fauré, as well as a splendid opportunity to become acquainted with his allusive art' (Nineteenth-Century Music Review) 'these four CDs deserve an honoured place in the collection of anyone who cares about one of the finest of all mélodistes' (International Record Review)

'there are songs of a fragrance, ambiguity and vision unique to Fauré and all the singers involved in this glorious project, while not always in their first radiance and purity of voice, never lose their sense of poetic engagement and commitment. Graham Johnson, whether writing or playing, is magically attuned to every nuance of Fauré's universe; and Hyperion's sound and presentation are impeccable' (Gramophone)

'This completes Hyperion's recording of all Fauré's songs master-minded by Graham Johnson with a quintet of specialist singers: Jennifer Smith, Felicity Lott, Geraldine McGreevy, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt and Stephen Varcoe, all in top form here... Suffice it to say that this superb enterprise is a jewel in Hyperion's crown' (Sunday Telegraph)

Gramophone Magazine
The final volume and jewel in the crown of Hyperion's completely Fauré songs. ... all the singers involved in this glorious project, while not always in their first radiance and purity of voice, never lose their sense of poetic engagement and commitment. Graham Johnson, whether writing or playing, is magically attuned to every nuance of Fauré's universe; and Hyperion's sound and presentation are impeccable.



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>Fauré, Gabriel : Le Papillon et la Fleur, song for voice & piano in C major, Op. 1/1
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Jennifer Smith
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1861

>Fauré, Gabriel : Rêve D'Amour ("S'il est in charmant gazon"), song for voice & piano in E flat major, Op. 5/2
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 05/05/1864

>Fauré, Gabriel : Dans les ruines d'une abbaye, song for voice & piano in A major, Op. 2/1
  • Performers: Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (Voice); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1866

>Fauré, Gabriel : L'aurore, song for voice & piano in A flat major, Op. posth.
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1871

>Fauré, Gabriel : La Rançon, song for voice & piano in C minor, Op. 8/2
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1871

>Fauré, Gabriel : Aubade, song for voice & piano in F, Op. 6/1
  • Performers: Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (Voice); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1873

>Fauré, Gabriel : Ici bas!, Op. 8 no 3
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 12/12/1874

>Fauré, Gabriel : Aurore, Op. 39 no 1
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 05/20/1884

>Fauré, Gabriel : Le Pays des Rêves, for voice & piano in A flat major, Op. 39/3
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 05/30/1884

>Fauré, Gabriel : Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39 no 4
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1884

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne, Op. 43 no 2
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Fauré, Gabriel : La rose, Op. 51 no 4
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Fauré, Gabriel : Soir, Op. 83 no 2
  • Performers: Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (Voice); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 12/17/1894

>Fauré, Gabriel : Le Parfum impérissable, song for voice & piano in E major, Op. 76/1
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 08/22/1897

>Fauré, Gabriel : Arpège, song for voice & piano in E minor, Op. 76/2
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music and suite for orchestra, Op. 80 :: Mélisande's song
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Fauré, Gabriel : Le Plus Doux Chemin, for voice & piano in F minor ("madrigal"), Op. 87/1
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Fauré, Gabriel : Vocalise-étude, song for voice & piano in E minor
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1906

>Fauré, Gabriel : La chanson d'Eve, Op. 95
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Jennifer Smith
  • Running Time: 22 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1906-1910