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Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Faure

Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Faure

Catalog Number: ABC4763423
Label: ABC Classics
Format: CD

Available: 1
Price: $16.99

Categories: Instrumental Music
Classical Periods: 20th Century, Romantic

Composers: Andre Messager, Gabriel Fauré
Performers: Emily Kilpatrick, Roy Howat

Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Faure

Roy Howat, piano

Faure's piano music is utterly captivating in its elegance, lyricism and expressive power. Classically graceful, passionately Romantic, boldly innovative, at times even cheekily mischievous, Faure is never less than sublime. UK-based pianist Roy Howat has devoted his considerable talent and scholarship to the music of Gabriel Faure, entering into the spirit of La Belle Epoque as he breathes new life into these jewels of the piano repertoire, some recorded here for the first time.

Track ListingTimeMP3
CD One
1Barcarolle No. 6, Op. 703:28
2Nocturne No. 6, Op. 637:40
3Pavane, Op. 50 (arr. Roy Howat and Wendy Hiscocks)4:11
4Theme et variations, Op. 7312:44
5Barcarolle No. 5, Op. 665:49Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Faure - Barcarolle No. 5, Op. 66
6Nocturne No. 1, Op. 33 No. 16:00
7Mazurka, Op. 325:54
8Barcarolle No. 7, Op. 903:00
9Nocturne No. 9, Op. 973:11
10Barcarolle No. 8, Op. 963:27Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Faure - Barcarolle No. 8, Op. 96
11Nocturne No. 12, Op. 1075:14
12-14Gabriel Faure and Andre Messager (1853-1929) Souvenirs de Bayreuth (Quadrille on popular motifs from Wagner's Ring)4:37Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Faure - Gabriel Faure and Andre Messager (1853-1929) 	Souvenirs de Bayreuth (Quadrille on popular motifs from Wagner's Ring)
17Faure: Air de danse from Caligula, Op. 52 Premier recording of original piano duet1:58
CD Two
1-6Dolly, Op. 5613:05
7Nocturne No. 4, Op. 366:00
8Piece en forme de Mazurka (Premiere recording)1:56
9Prelude (Premiere recording)0:24
10-17Pieces breves, Op. 8415:32Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Faure - Pieces breves, Op. 84
18Nocturne No. 5, Op. 376:48
19Sicilienne, Op. 783:08
20Nocturne No. 7, Op. 747:03Belle Epoque: A Portrait of Gabriel Faure - Nocturne No. 7, Op. 74
21Barcarolle No. 4, Op. 443:24
22Nocturne No. 10, Op. 994:11
23Nocturne No. 13, Op. 1196:18