Fauré: Piano Music

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
For many listeners, the keyboard works of Gabriel Fauré epitomize French music of the fin de siècle, typically because its languorous melodies and subtle harmonies are at times evocative of late Romantic parlor music. Yet Angela Hewitt defends Fauré's piano music from such a superficial judgment, demonstrating that it is much more substantial in content than the conventional piano pieces of the time, and that the difficulties one encounters in his music are akin to the complexities in Bach. Hewitt's polished performances of the Thème et variations, two Valses-caprices, three Nocturnes, and the Ballade are proof of her longtime commitment to this music, and her ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
For many listeners, the keyboard works of Gabriel Fauré epitomize French music of the fin de siècle, typically because its languorous melodies and subtle harmonies are at times evocative of late Romantic parlor music. Yet Angela Hewitt defends Fauré's piano music from such a superficial judgment, demonstrating that it is much more substantial in content than the conventional piano pieces of the time, and that the difficulties one encounters in his music are akin to the complexities in Bach. Hewitt's polished performances of the Thème et variations, two Valses-caprices, three Nocturnes, and the Ballade are proof of her longtime commitment to this music, and her penetrating insights into Fauré's expressions and technical artistry reveal levels of inventiveness that are often missed in less competent performances. Of course, having played Fauré for most of her life, Hewitt has intimate knowledge of the music, and her sensitivity and control communicate precisely the effects she wishes, so the music never seems sloppily sentimental or vaguely sketched. Instead, one is reminded at times of her crisp interpretations of Bach, especially at points where the chromatic counterpoint and cadences almost approach Baroque style. But Hewitt lets the music have full expression, so the emotions and colors that Fauré intended come across with poetic elegance, and Hewitt proves herself a true authority on this composer's music. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2013
  • Label: Hyperion Uk
  • UPC: 034571178752
  • Catalog Number: 67875
  • Sales rank: 73,631

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–12 Thème et variations, for piano in C sharp Minor, Op. 73 - Gabriel Fauré & Angela Hewitt (16:15)
  2. 2 Valse-caprice for piano No. 1 in A major, Op. 30 - Gabriel Fauré & Angela Hewitt (7:22)
  3. 3 Valse-caprice for piano No. 2 in D flat major, Op. 38 - Gabriel Fauré & Angela Hewitt (7:43)
  4. 4 Nocturne for piano No. 5 in B flat Major, Op. 37 - Gabriel Fauré & Angela Hewitt (8:34)
  5. 5 Nocturne for piano No. 6 in D flat Major, Op. 63 - Gabriel Fauré & Angela Hewitt (9:12)
  6. 6 Nocturne for piano No. 13 in B minor, Op. 119 - Gabriel Fauré & Angela Hewitt (8:28)
  7. 7 Ballade for piano & orchestra (or piano solo) in F sharp major, Op. 19 - Gabriel Fauré & Angela Hewitt (15:06)
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Album Credits

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Angela Hewitt Primary Artist
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