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Faure: Complete Works For Piano Vol 2 / Jean-claude Pennetier

Faure / Pennetier
Release Date: 12/06/2011 
Label:  Mirare   Catalog #: 100  
Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An unclassifiable figure among his contemporaries, Gabriel Fauré created a new and wholly original style on the piano. This discreetly individual composer was inspired by the resources of the instrument to conceive music whose luminous, diaphanous sonorityis always coupled with a firm transparency of texture. his extreme sensitivity in even his slightest works "discourages oafs, frivolous players and tourists, but speaks softly in the ear of those who deserve to hear", as Vladimir Jankélévitch wrote. An unclassifiable figure among his contemporaries, Gabriel Fauré created a new and wholly original style on the piano. This discreetly individual composer was inspired by the resources of the instrument to conceive music whose luminous, diaphanous sonorityis always coupled with a firm transparency of texture. his extreme sensitivity in even his slightest works "discourages oafs, frivolous players and tourists, but speaks softly in the ear of those who deserve to hear", as Vladimir Jankélévitch wrote. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Romances sans paroles (3) for Piano, Op. 17 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1863; France 
2.
Nocturne for Piano no 5 in B flat major, Op. 37 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1884; France 
3.
Nocturne for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 36 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1884; France 
4.
Nocturne for Piano no 3 in A flat major, Op. 33 no 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; France 
5.
Nocturne for Piano no 2 in B major, Op. 33 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1881; France 
6.
Nocturne for Piano no 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1875; France 
7.
Impromptu for Piano no 3 in A flat major, Op. 34 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1883; France 
8.
Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F minor, Op. 31 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
9.
Impromptu for Piano no 1 in E flat major, Op. 25 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
10.
Barcarolle for Piano no 3 in G flat major, Op. 42 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
11.
Barcarolle for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 41 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
12.
Barcarolle for Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 26 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jean-Claude Pennetier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880; France 

Sound Samples

Romance sans paroles opus 17 n°1
Romance sans paroles opus 17 n°2
Romance sans paroles opus 17 n°3
Premier Nocturne en mi bémol mineur opus 33
Deuxième Nocturne en si majeur opus 33
Premier Impromptu en mi bémol majeur opus 25
Première Barcarolle en la mineur opus 26
Deuxième Impromptu en fa mineur opus 31
Troisième Nocturne en la bémol majeur opus 33
Troisième Impromptu en la bémol majeur opus 31
Quatrième Nocturne en si bémol majeur opus 36
Cinquième Nocturne en si bémol majeur opus 37
Deuxième Barcarolle en sol majeur opus 41
Troisième Barcarolle en sol bémol majeur opus 42

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