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Powerful Beauty

Works by Fauré
for cello and piano -
recommended by
GEORGE BALCOMBE

'... a profoundly moving sound ...'

Fauré: Works for cello and piano. © 2009 Iris van Eck and Kemal Gekic

In 1854, Fauré was nine years old and went to Ecole Niedermeyer in Paris to study plainsong and mediæval modality. When he was sixteen years old, he began to study piano and modernity with Saint-Saëns who adopted him as a brilliant protégé, both at the piano and organ, and, as events turned out, as a composer.

By 1896, Fauré had become professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire where his pupils included such figures as Nadia Boulanger and Maurice Ravel. Ultimately, in 1905, his sixtieth year, he was appointed director of the Conservatoire. He continued composing but gave up organ playing and other musical activities...

Copyright © 28 March 2010 George Balcombe,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: FAURÉ: FOR CELLO AND PIANO

GABRIEL FAURE

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