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Faure - 5: Sonates 1 & 2; Berceuse; Romance; Andante

Faure / Kashimoto / Sage
Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 604   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Daishin KashimotoEric Le Sage
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This final instalment in this complete recording of Gabriel Fauré's chamber music features his compositions for violin and piano. Eric Le Sage and Daishin Kashimoto, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, give us a particularly convincing and moving interpretation of these intimist works, thanks to a complicity polished in the course of numerous collaborations in concert. Gabriel Fauré was 30 when he began his first violin sonata in the summer of 1875. Not until four decades later, when he was director of the Paris Conservatoire, would he get round to a second sonata. More than an anthological disc, the present volume paints the portrait of a life, bearing witness to the change in civilization between the waning Read more 19th century and the coming upheavals of the 20th. This last volume brings to a close a complete recording of reference, based on Eric Le Sage's capacity for federating first-rank artists around him. This original approach was hailed by the international critics for his first complete recording, devoted to Schumann. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Daishin Kashimoto (Violin), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; France 
Venue:  Salle Philharmonique de Liège, Belgique 
Length: 27 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in E minor, Op. 108 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano), Daishin Kashimoto (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
Venue:  Salle Philharmonique de Liège, Belgique 
Length: 24 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3.
Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano), Daishin Kashimoto (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
Venue:  Salle Philharmonique de Liège, Belgique 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Morceau de lecture for Violin and Piano by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Daishin Kashimoto (Violin), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; France 
Venue:  Salle Philharmonique de Liège, Belgique 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5.
Romance for Violin and Piano in B flat major, Op. 28 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Daishin Kashimoto (Violin), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Venue:  Salle Philharmonique de Liège, Belgique 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
6.
Andante for Violin and Piano in B flat major, Op. 75 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano), Daishin Kashimoto (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
Venue:  Salle Philharmonique de Liège, Belgique 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13*: I. Allegro molto
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13*: II. Andante
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13*: III. Allegro vivo
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13*: IV. Allegro quasi presto
Violin Sonata No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 108: I. Allegro non troppo
Violin Sonata No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 108: II. Andante
Violin Sonata No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 108: III. Final: Allegro non troppo
Berceuse (Lullaby), Op. 16: Berceuse, Op. 16 (version for violin and piano)
Morceau de lecture (version for violin and piano)
Romance in B-Flat Major, Op. 28
Andante in B-Flat Major, Op. 75

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