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Faure & Saint-Saens: Works for Cello & Piano / O'Kane, McHale


Release Date: 08/04/2017 
Label:  Champs Hill Records   Catalog #: 113  
Composer:  Gabriel FauréCamille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Brian O'KaneMichael McHale
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Quickly establishing himself as one of the finest Irish musicians of his generation, Brian O'Kane is joined by fellow-Irish pianist Michael McHale in this recording of works for Cello and Piano by Fauré and Saint-Saëns. The disc, recorded on the Champs Hill Records label, celebrates the educing friendship between Camille Saint-Saëns and Gabriel Fauré, originally hailing from their master-pupil days at the Niedermeyer School in Paris. Brian O'Kane says of the disc, "The songs, romances and sonatas on this disc contact arguably some of the most beautiful repertoire for cello and piano, and because of their connections, offer an insight into how teacher and student can inspire one another." Since winning first Read more prize at the Windsor International String Competition in 2008, Brian O'Kane made his debuts with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra under Ashkenazy and in recital at Wigmore Hall. Winner of the Terence Judd / Hallé award in 2009, Belfast-born Michael McHale has established himself as one of Ireland's leading pianists. His critically acclaimed début solo album, The Irish Piano, was selected as 'CD of the Week' by the critic Norman Lebrecht. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Romance for Cello and Piano, Op. 69 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Brian O'Kane (Cello), Michael McHale (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 109 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Brian O'Kane (Cello), Michael McHale (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; France 
3.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 36 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Brian O'Kane (Cello), Michael McHale (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
4.
Au bord de l'eau, Op. 8 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Brian O'Kane (Cello), Michael McHale (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
5.
Romance for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 51 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Brian O'Kane (Cello), Michael McHale (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
6.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 117 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Brian O'Kane (Cello), Michael McHale (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1921; France 
7.
Aprčs un ręve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Brian O'Kane (Cello), Michael McHale (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
8.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 32 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Brian O'Kane (Cello), Michael McHale (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
9.
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125: Le cygne "The Swan" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Brian O'Kane (Cello), Michael McHale (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 

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