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Sally Pinkas
plays Fauré -
heard by
ANDREW SCHARTMANN

'... fine interpretations of this underplayed repertoire.'

Gabriel Fauré: 13 Barcarolles; Dolly - Sally Pinkas and Evan Hirsch. © 2012 Sally Pinkas

In recent years, Sally Pinkas has made a name for herself as an interpreter of Gabriel Fauré's music for piano -- and for good reason. Following in the footsteps of her highly acclaimed recording of the Frenchman's nocturnes, Pinkas' latest venture breathes life into the varied set of musical characters that comprise Fauré's barcarolles for solo piano -- a set of thirteen pieces, which span some forty years of the composer's life (1881-1921).

In the tradition of Mendelssohn's Venetian Gondola Songs and Chopin's Barcarolle, Op 60, the Venetian boat-song sheds its provincial hide for the skin of high-art under Fauré's masterful hand. As Pinkas writes in her sensitive, yet to-the-point, liner notes, Fauré was able to transform the 'naïve folk-song .....

Copyright © 22 April 2013 Andrew Schartmann,
Montreal, Canada

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GABRIEL FAURÉ: 13 BARCAROLLES; DOLLY - PINKAS AND HIRSCH

GABRIEL FAURE

MSR CLASSICS

FRANCE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PIANO MUSIC

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