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Gabriel Faure: Dolly; Masques Et Bergamasques; Fantaisie; Trio, Vol. 4

Faure / Le Sage / Tharaud / Pahud / Colombet
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 603   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Alexandre TharaudEric Le SageEmmanuel PahudFrançois Salque,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



FAURÉ Dolly for Piano Four-Hands. Masques et bergamasques for Piano Four-Hands. Fantaisie for Flute and Piano, op. 79. Morceau de concours for Flute and Piano. Piano Trio, op. 120. Aprés un rêve for Cello and Piano (trans. Casals). Pelléas et Mélisande: Read more class="ARIAL12">Sicilienne, for cello & piano. FAURÉ-MESSAGER Souvenirs de Bayreuth for Piano Four-Hands Eric Le Sage (pn); Alexandre Tharaud (pn); Emmanuel Pahud (fl); Pierre Colombet (vn); Raphaël Merlin (vc); Françoise Salque (vc) ALPHA 603 (70:32)


This comes wrapped in a certain air of carelessness. It might be called Eric Le Sage and Friends , and one assumes that Le Sage is the principal pianist, but there is no attempt to identify who plays what, on the jacket or in the booklet. Likewise, there is a reluctance to credit the arrangers and collaborators of several items, e.g., the contribution of André Meassager to the Souvenirs de Bayreuth ; some of which are taken at breakneck speed, thus obscuring their allusions to the Wagner operas they’re guying. In other pieces, however, gung-ho spontaneity is salutary. Going for the gusto, finesse occasionally takes a hit. Nestled amid the bonbons, a movingly elegiac reading of Fauré’s late Trio, too often dismissed as a feebly geriatric effort, makes a superb case for it and prompts one to hear Le Sage & Company’s three other Fauré albums. Despite occasional reservations, this gives pleasure. Recommended.


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Works on This Recording

1. Masques et bergamasques Suite, Op. 112 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; France 
2. Dolly, Op. 56 by Gabriel Fauré
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1897; France 
3. Trio for Piano and Strings in D minor, Op. 120 by Gabriel Fauré
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
4. Fantaisie for Flute and Piano, Op. 79 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
5. Sicilienne for Cello and Piano, Op. 78 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  François Salque (Cello), Raphael Merlin (Cello), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
6. Morceau de concours for Flute and Piano in F major by Gabriel Fauré
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 

Sound Samples

Dolly, Op. 56 (version for piano 4 hands): I. Berceuse
Dolly, Op. 56 (version for piano 4 hands): II. Mi-a-ou
Dolly, Op. 56 (version for piano 4 hands): III. Le jardin de Dolly
Dolly, Op. 56 (version for piano 4 hands): IV. Kitty Valse
Dolly, Op. 56 (version for piano 4 hands): V. Tendresse
Dolly, Op. 56 (version for piano 4 hands): VI. Le pas espagnol
Masques et bergamasques Suite, Op. 112 (version for piano 4 hands): I. Ouverture
Masques et bergamasques Suite, Op. 112 (version for piano 4 hands): II. Menuet
Masques et bergamasques Suite, Op. 112 (version for piano 4 hands): III. Gavotte
Masques et bergamasques Suite, Op. 112 (version for piano 4 hands): IV. Pastorale
Souvenirs de Bayreuth: I. -
Souvenirs de Bayreuth: II. -
Souvenirs de Bayreuth: III. -
Souvenirs de Bayreuth: IV. -
Souvenirs de Bayreuth: V. -
Fantaisie, Op. 79 (version for flute and piano)
Morceau de concours
Sicilienne, Op. 78 (arr. for flute and piano)
Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120: I. Allegro ma non troppo
Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120: II. Andantino
Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120: III. Allegro vivo
3 Songs, Op. 7: No. 1. Apres un reve (arr. for cello and piano)
Sicilienne, Op. 78

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