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  • Label : Brilliant 94859
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  • Year : 2014
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Faure: Complete Piano Quartets & Quintets

Release Date: 06/24/2014
Label: Brilliant Classics Catalog #: 94859 Spars Code: ADD
Composer: Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Jacqueline Eymar, Bernard Braunholz, Werner Neuhaus, Günter Kehr, ...
Number of Discs: 2
Recorded in: Stereo
Length: 2 Hours 3 Mins.

Works on This Recording

1. Quintet for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 89 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Jacqueline Eymar (Piano), Bernard Braunholz (Cello), Werner Neuhaus (Violin),
Günter Kehr (Violin), Erich Sichermann (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890-1905; France
Date of Recording: 1966
Venue: Südwest Tonstudio Stuttgart
Length: 31 Minutes 39 Secs.
2. Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 115 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Jacqueline Eymar (Piano), Bernard Braunholz (Cello), Erich Sichermann (Viola),
Günter Kehr (Violin), Werner Neuhaus (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1919-1921; France
Date of Recording: 1966
Venue: Südwest Tonstudio Stuttgart
Length: 30 Minutes 16 Secs.
3. Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 15 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Bernard Braunholz (Cello), Günter Kehr (Violin), Werner Neuhaus (Violin),
Erich Sichermann (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876-1879; France
Date of Recording: 1966
Venue: Südwest Tonstudio Stuttgart
Length: 28 Minutes 15 Secs.
4. Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in G minor, Op. 45 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Erich Sichermann (Viola), Werner Neuhaus (Violin), Günter Kehr (Violin),
Bernard Braunholz (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1885-86; France
Date of Recording: 1966
Venue: Südwest Tonstudio Stuttgart
Length: 31 Minutes 24 Secs.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

About this release
This release brings together Fauré's Piano Quartets – including the much-loved C minor Quartet, surely Fauré's best-known chamber work – and the rarely performed or recorded Piano Quintets. Listeners who are most familiar with Fauré's music through his Requiem and other vocal works, or who may only know the C minor Quartet out of all his chamber repertoire, are urged to discover the less well-known chamber works here, as they are charming pieces that showcase the harmonic richness and melodic invention that are hallmarks of Fauré's style.

The Op.15 Quartet is an exquisitely crafted work, in which romantic, passionate melodies seamlessly fit into relatively strict classical forms. The first movement, in a concise sonata form, but displaying luxurious late-Romantic textures, is a case in point. This is followed by a vivacious Scherzo, a beautiful, songlike Adagio, and a boisterous finale that includes an astonishing succession of key changes. The Op.45 Quartet demonstrates a much bolder departure from the Classical tradition in terms of both structure and harmony. Some of its most striking moments include a mercurial, rhythmically inventive Scherzo and an evocative, deeply moving Adagio.

Fauré's Piano Quintets are both mature masterpieces and showcase how his musical language had evolved and become more experimental. Op.89 won great admiration from its dedicatee Eugène Ysaÿe, who called it ‘absolute music in the purest sense of the word'. Op.115, dedicated to another eminent composer, Paul Dukas, dates from 1921, three years before Fauré's death, and could be said to represent the pinnacle of his art. Indeed, following its premiere in Paris, one reviewer wrote ‘We had expected a beautiful work, but not one as beautiful as this.'

Other information:
- Recordings from the sixties (1966), sounding amazingly fresh and transparent.
- Reissue of one of the gems from the early VOX catalogue: Fauré ‘s complete piano quartets and quintets played by Jacqueline Eymar!
- Jacqueline Eymar (1922-2008), a pupil of Yves Nat, was one of the Grand Dames of the French piano school, together with Monique de la Bruchollerie and Yvonne Lefebure. Her style is elegant, perfectly natural, “inwardly” brilliant, playing the great French and German Romantics with exquisite taste and understanding.
- A superb set presenting the masterworks of Fauré's chamber music oeuvre, counting among his most frequently performed works.
- Booklet features extensive liner notes.


Der stets ein wenig unterschätzte Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924) entwickelte ausgehend von der Romantik und unter Berücksichtigung impressionistischer, später sogar moderner Stilmerkmale, eine sich stetig weiterentwickelnde, nichtsdestoweniger unverkennbar persönliche Klangsprache.

Die vorliegende Doppel-CD fasst Gabriel Faurés Klavierquartette No. 1 in c-Moll op. 15 und No. 2 in g-Moll op. 45 sowie die Klavierquintette No. 1 in d-Moll op. 89 und No. 2 in c-Moll op. 115 zusammen. Während die beiden Quartette herausragende Beispiele für Faurés frühen romantischen Stil sind, voll bezaubernder Melodien und reicher Harmonik, sind die zwei Quintette späte Meisterwerke, die seinen Stil in einer experimentelleren Tonsprache demonstrieren. Die französische Pianistin Jacqueline Eymar nahm in den 1960er Jahren mit hervorragenden deutschen Kammermusikern diese zeitlosen Interpretationen auf, die nun wiederveröffentlicht werden.

Das Booklet beinhaltet ausführliche Anmerkungen; die Aufnahmen entstanden 1966 in Stuttgart, ursprünglich für das Vox-Label und waren auf CD bisher nur als Teil der Gabriel Fauré Edition erhältlich.




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