Minnaar: Fauré - Piano Music (24/352 FLAC)
Minnaar: Fauré – Piano Music (24/352 FLAC)

Composer: Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Hannes Minnaar
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: DXD FLAC (tracks)
Label: Challenge
Release: 2016
Size: 3.72 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Nocturne No. 1 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 33 No. 1
01. Lento – Un poco più mosso ma non tanto – Tempo I

Barcarolle no. 3 in G-Flat Major, Op. 42
02. Andante quasi allegretto

Thème et variations in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 73
03. Thème: Andante moderato
04. Variation I: Lo stesso tempo
05. Variation II: Più mosso
06. Variation III: Un poco più mosso
07. Variation IV: Lo stesso tempo
08. Variation V: Un poco più mosso
09. Variation VI: Molto più moderato
10. Variation VII: Allegretto moderato
11. Variation VIII: Andante molto moderato
12. Variation IX: Quasi adagio
13. Variation X: Allegro vivo
14. Variation XI: Andante molto moderato

Nocturne No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 74
15. Molto lento – Un poco più mosso – Tempo I – Allegro – Molto lento – Un poco più mosso

Impromptu No. 5 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 102
16. Allegro vivo

Nine Preludes, Op. 103
17. No. 1 in D-Flat Major: Andante molto moderato
18. No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor: Allegro
19. No. 3 in G Minor: Andante
20. No. 4 in F Major: Allegretto moderato
21. No. 5 in D Minor: Allegro
22. No. 6 in E-Flat Minor: Andante
23. No. 7 in A Major: Andante moderato
24. No. 8 in C Minor: Allegro
25. No. 9 in E Minor: Adagio

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Barcarolle No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 106bis
26. Allegretto giocoso

Nocturne No. 13 in B Minor, Op. 119
27. Andante – Allegro – Tempo I

Encore: from 3 Romances sans paroles, Op. 17
28. No. 3 in A-Flat Major: Andante moderato

Thirteen Nocturnes and as many Barcarolles form the core of the collected output of Gabriel Urbain Fauré (1845-1924) for the piano. Night-time meditations, then, along with inspiration drawn from rippling water (the origins of the barcarolle lie in the songs sung by Venetian gondoliers and the word itself comes from the Italian ‘barca’, a boat). Along with some impromptus, preludes and other works, one might rapidly gain the impression of a delightful collection of salon music, whose titles may actually display the influence of Chopin (Fauré was even to write a Mazurka). But this music is so very much more than pretty salon music. In the intimacy of these genres, Fauré succeeded time and again in nothing short of exposing his very soul. And the French composer’s style is entirely his own – original and personal – from the first note to the last.

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