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Landscape near Menton (1883) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Track(s) taken from CDS44601/4
Recording details: September 1994
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: April 1995
Total duration: 7 minutes 43 seconds

'Sumptuously recorded. A true and dedicated Francophile … [Kathryn Stott] is clearly among the more stylish and intriguing of all young pianists' (Gramophone)

'A tremendous achievement' (BBC Music Magazine)

'A revelation' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'One of the most purely pleasurable releases of the year so far. The playing is intelligent, persuasive, loving, and the music reaches far beyond the standard boundaries of fin de siècle French salon style. Four outstanding discs' (The Independent)

‘I never expect to hear this music better done’ (Classic FM Magazine)

'She deserves an honoured place beside the most distinguished Fauré exponents … a major achievement in every way' (Classic CD)

'A major contribution to the recorded literature of French piano music, strongly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'Cette superbe version insurpassé peut-être quant à la transparence et la musicalité' (Diapason, France)

Nocturne No 4 in E flat major, Op 36
composer
?1884

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Fourth Nocturne is one of the ‘happy’ Nocturnes. It begins in a mood of quiet contentment with a theme of innocent joy, and the tolling minims in the rippling E flat minor middle section, whilst rising to a climax of romantic ardour, do not in any way disturb the gentle happiness of the piece.

from notes by Ted Perry © 1999

Other albums featuring this work
'Fauré: Piano Music' (CDA67064)
Fauré: Piano Music
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