The Complete Songs of Fauré, Vol. 4 / Various

Release Date: 7/9/2021
Catalog Number: SIGCD681
Composer: Gabriel Fauré
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 67 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This is the final volume in the acclaimed series with Malcolm Martineau, charting the complete songs of French composer Gabriel Fauré and performed by a selection of the world’s finest singers. This series follows Martineau’s heralded 5-album series of The Complete Songs of Francis Poulenc. Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh, read Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and studied at the Royal College of Music. Recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bar, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Della Jones, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Magdalena Kozena, Solveig Kringelborn, Jonathan Lemalu, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Lisa Milne, Ann Murray, Anna Netrebko, Anne Sofie von Otter, Joan Rodgers, Amanda Roocroft, Michael Schade, Frederica von Stade, Sarah Walker and Bryn Terfel. He was a given an honorary doctorate at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2004, and appointed International Fellow of Accompaniment in 2009. Malcolm was the Artistic Director of the 2011 Leeds Lieder+ Festival.
Works on This Recording
1. Puisque j'ai mis ma levre by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: 1862 ;
2. Noel, Op. 43, No. 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Iestyn Davies (Counter-tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: 1885 ;
3. En prière by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Iestyn Davies (Counter-tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
4. La rançon, Op. 8, No. 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Isobel Buchanan (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: 1871 ;
5. Seule!, Op. 3, No. 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Isobel Buchanan (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: 1871 ;
6. Chanson d'amour, Op. 27, No. 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: 1882 ;
7. L'absent, Op. 5, No. 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Isobel Buchanan (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: 1871 ;
8. Nocturne, Op. 43, No. 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Iestyn Davies (Counter-tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: 1886 ;
9. Larmes, Op. 51, No. 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: 1888 ;
10. Les présents, Op. 46, No. 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Lorna Anderson (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: 1887 ;
11. Au cimetière, Op. 51, No. 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Written: 1888 ;
12. La bonne chanson, Op. 61 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Kitty Whately (Mezzo-soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1894 ; France
13. Prison, Op. 83, No. 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Sarah Connolly (Mezzo-soprano)
Written: 1894 ;
14. Vocalises: No. 21. — by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Ann Murray (Mezzo-soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
15. Pleurs d'or, Op. 72 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: John Chest (Baritone), Lorna Anderson (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; France
16. Vocalises: No. 9. — by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Lorna Anderson (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
17. C'est la paix, Op. 114 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Lorna Anderson (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1919 ; France
18. L'horizon chimérique, Op. 118 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: John Chest (Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1921 ; France
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