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Faure: Piano Quintets / Le Sage, Ebene Quartet

Faure / Le Sage / Quatuor Ebene
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 602  
Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Eric Le Sage
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In a genre set by Boccherini, represented in the 19th century by the masterpieces of Schumann, Brahms, and Franck, Gabriel Fauré composed two scores that were very different from his early romances and the evanescent “lullaby of death” that is the Requiem. The Piano Quintet Op. 89 remains little known for reasons related to its composition as much as its history. Regarded by Koechlin as one of Fauré’s finest works, it serves as a transition to the composer’s final stylistic period. The Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 115, surprisingly less melancholy than its predecessor, is one of the composer’s last productions. In the evening of his life, Fauré demonstrated his supreme mastery and prodigious creative power, giving French chamber music one of Read more its finest monuments. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 115 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919-1921; France 
2.
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 89 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890-1905; France 

Sound Samples

Piano Quintet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 89: I. Molto moderato
Piano Quintet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 89: II. Adagio
Piano Quintet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 89: III. Allegretto moderato
Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 115: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 115: II. Allegro vivo
Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 115: III. Andante moderato
Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 115: IV. Allegro molto

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