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Faure: Nocturnes & Barcarolles / Lemelin

Faure / Lemelin
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2466   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Stéphane Lemelin's interweaves Fauré's complete nocturnes and barcarolles (13 of each) on this two-disc release, providing an ideal chronological overview of the composer's development. Lemelin's program notes are also clear and interesting.

Interpretively, Lemelin follows Fauré's abstention from rubato yet maintains expressiveness with inflections and sense of breathing, in the manner of a Fauré mélodie (art song). Technically he executes well, from the clarity and filigree work of Barcarolle No. 2 to the rumbling bass, octaves and even tone clusters of Nocturne No. 12. Stylistically, many listeners will find the experimental works of the years 1902-1913 most difficult to appreciate; yet, on
Read more repeated hearing, I find that these pieces too reveal many beauties.

As for Fauré's accessible early pieces, Lemelin sets a high standard of commitment from the beginning, and throughout this wonderful set.

- The WholeNote (Toronto, CA) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nocturne for Piano no 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2.
Barcarolle for Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 26 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3.
Nocturne for Piano no 2 in B major, Op. 33 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1881; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
4.
Nocturne for Piano no 3 in A flat major, Op. 33 no 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
5.
Nocturne for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 36 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1884; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6.
Nocturne for Piano no 5 in B flat major, Op. 37 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1884; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
7.
Barcarolle for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 41 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
8.
Barcarolle for Piano no 3 in G flat major, Op. 42 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9.
Barcarolle for Piano no 4 in A flat major, Op. 44 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
10.
Nocturne for Piano no 6 in D flat major, Op. 63 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
11.
Barcarolle for Piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 66 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
12.
Barcarolle for Piano no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
13.
Nocturne for Piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 74 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 
14.
Nocturne for Piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 84 no 8 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1902; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
15.
Barcarolle for Piano no 7 in D minor, Op. 90 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
16.
Barcarolle for Piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 96 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
17.
Nocturne for Piano no 9 in B minor, Op. 97 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1908; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
18.
Nocturne for Piano no 10 in E minor, Op. 99 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
19.
Barcarolle for Piano no 9 in A minor, Op. 101 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
20.
Nocturne for Piano no 11 in F sharp minor, Op. 104 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
21.
Barcarolle for Piano no 10 in A minor, Op. 104 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
22.
Barcarolle for Piano no 11 in G minor, Op. 105 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913-1914; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
23.
Barcarolle for Piano no 12 in E flat major, Op. 106bis by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
24.
Nocturne for Piano no 12 in E minor, Op. 107 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
25.
Barcarolle for Piano no 13 in C major, Op. 116 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1921; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
26.
Nocturne for Piano no 13 in B minor, Op. 119 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stéphane Lemelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1921; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2012-05/2013 
Venue:  Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget, 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Nocturne No. 1 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 33, No. 1
Barcarolle No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 26
Nocturne No. 2 in B Major, Op. 33, No. 2
Nocturne No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 33, No. 3
Nocturne No. 4 in E-Flat Major, Op. 36
Nocturne No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 37
Barcarolle No. 2 in G Major, Op. 41
Barcarolle No. 3 in G-Flat Major, Op. 42
Barcarolle No. 4 in A-Flat Major, Op. 44
Nocturne No. 6 in D-Flat Major, Op. 63
Barcarolle No. 5 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 66
Barcarolle No. 6 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70
Nocturne No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 74
Nocturne No. 8 in D-Flat Major, Op. 84, No. 8: Nocturne No. 8 in D-Flat Major, Op. 84
Barcarolle No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 90
Barcarolle No. 8 in D-Flat Major, Op. 96
Nocturne No. 9 in B Minor, Op. 97
Nocturne No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 99
Barcarolle No. 9 in A Minor, Op. 101
Nocturne No. 11 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 104, No. 1
Barcarolle No. 10 in A Minor, Op. 104, No. 2
Barcarolle No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 105
Barcarolle No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 106 bis
Nocturne No. 12 in E Minor, Op. 107
Barcarolle No. 13 in C Major, Op. 116
Nocturne No. 13 in B Minor, Op. 119

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