Gabriel Fauré: The Complete Songs, Vol. 3

Gabriel Fauré: The Complete Songs, Vol. 3

by Smith
     
 

Volume 3 of Hyperion's four-volume set of the complete songs of Gabriel Fauré is dedicated to his love songs -- unsurprisingly, a subject near and dear to the hearts of fin de siècle composers, and one that seems especially effective in Fauré's sweetly perfumed style. His chansons d'amour are tasteful, gently impassioned settings of poems by Romantic andSee more details below

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Volume 3 of Hyperion's four-volume set of the complete songs of Gabriel Fauré is dedicated to his love songs -- unsurprisingly, a subject near and dear to the hearts of fin de siècle composers, and one that seems especially effective in Fauré's sweetly perfumed style. His chansons d'amour are tasteful, gently impassioned settings of poems by Romantic and Symbolist writers, the best known being Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire, and Paul Verlaine; though others of less renown received music of equal artistry, and Fauré's consistent excellence makes even modest versifiers seem like poets of genius. The performances by sopranos Felicity Lott and Jennifer Smith, tenors John Mark Ainsley and Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, and baritones Christopher Maltman and Stephen Varcoe lend great variety to this installment, and keep the program lively; since its amorous content could easily slide into monotony with only one singer, a mix of interpretations is the right way to go. Their accompanists, Graham Johnson and Ronan O'Hora, also contribute to the highly varied textures and moods of this album, though in rather understated playing that never upstages the singers. Hyperion's sound quality is pleasant overall, though a little variable due to the different engineers, venues, and acoustics.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2005
Label:
Hyperion Uk
UPC:
0034571173351
catalogNumber:
67335
Rank:
165753

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Tracks

  1. Puisque j'ai mis ma lèvre, song for voice & piano in C Major  - Gabriel Fauré  - John Mark Ainsley  - Victor Hugo  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  2. Tristesse d'Olympio, song for voice & piano  - Gabriel Fauré  - Victor Hugo  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon  - Stephen Varcoe
  3. Hymne, song for voice & piano in G major, Op. 7/2  - Gabriel Fauré  - Charles Baudelaire  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon  - Stephen Varcoe
  4. Sylvie, for voice & piano in F Major, Op. 6/3  - Gabriel Fauré  - John Mark Ainsley  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon  - Paul de Choudens
  5. Poème d'un jour, song cycle (3) for voice and piano, Op. 21  - Gabriel Fauré  - John Mark Ainsley  - Charles Grandmougin  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  6. Nell, song for voice & piano in G flat Major, Op. 18/1  - Gabriel Fauré  - Jean-Paul Fouchécourt  - Graham Johnson  - Charles Marie Leconte de Lisle  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  7. Notre amour, song for voice & piano, Op. 23/2  - Gabriel Fauré  - Graham Johnson  - Felicity Lott  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon  - Paul Armand Silvestre
  8. Le secret ("Je veux que le matin l'ignore le nom"), song for voice & piano in D flat Major, Op. 23/3  - Gabriel Fauré  - Graham Johnson  - Felicity Lott  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon  - Paul Armand Silvestre
  9. Chanson d'amour, song for voice & piano in F major, Op. 27/1  - Gabriel Fauré  - Jean-Paul Fouchécourt  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon  - Paul Armand Silvestre
  10. Fleur Jetée, song for voice & piano in F minor, Op. 39/2  - Gabriel Fauré  - John Mark Ainsley  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon  - Paul Armand Silvestre
  11. Les Présents, song for voice & piano in F Major, Op. 46/1  - Gabriel Fauré  - Jean-Paul Fouchécourt  - Graham Johnson  - Villiers de L'Isle Adam  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  12. Shylock, incidental music and suite for tenor & orchestra, Op. 57  - Gabriel Fauré  - Jean-Paul Fouchécourt  - Edmond Haraucourt  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon  - Ronan O'Hora
  13. Sérénade du bourgeois gentilhomme, song for voice & piano in F Minor, Op. Posth.  - Gabriel Fauré  - John Mark Ainsley  - Graham Johnson  -  Molière  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  14. La Bonne chanson, song cycle (9) for voice & piano (or string quintet & piano), Op. 61  - Gabriel Fauré  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon  - Paul Verlaine  - Christopher Maltman
  15. Le Ramier, song for voice & piano in E Minor ("madrigal "), Op. 87/2  - Gabriel Fauré  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon  - Paul Armand Silvestre  - Stephen Varcoe
  16. Le Don silencieux, song for voice & piano in E major, Op. 92  - Gabriel Fauré  - Jean Dominique  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon  - Jennifer Smith

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Smith   Primary Artist

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