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Track(s) taken from CDS44601/4

Barcarolle No 6 in E flat major, Op 70

composer
1896

Kathryn Stott (piano)
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: 3 minutes 27 seconds

Cover artwork: Landscape near Menton (1883) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
 
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The Barcarolle No 6was composed and published in 1896. Its lithe, voluptuous grace does not belie the increasingly ascetic character of the ageing composer. Charming and undeniably melodious though it is, the style of the later Fauré is now clearly showing through: unexpected modulations and a texture of lean, astringent, and profoundly original harmony.

from notes by Ted Perry © 1999

La Barcarolle no6 fut composée et publiée en 1896. Sa grâce agile, voluptueuse ne dément en rien le caractère toujours plus ascétique du compositeur vieillissant. Pour charmante et indéniablement mélodieuse qu’elle soit, elle laisse déjà clairement transparaître le style du Fauré ultérieur, où des modulations inattendues sont associées à une texture d’une harmonie mince, acerbe, et profondément originale.

extrait des notes rédigées par Ted Perry © 1999
Français: Hypérion

In 1896 wurde die Barcarolle Nr. 6 komponiert und veröffentlicht. Ihre geschmeidige, wollüstige Anmut täuscht nicht über den zunehmend asketischen Charakter des alternden Komponisten hinweg. Sie ist charmant und unleugbar melodiös, doch macht sich der Stil der späten Schaffenszeit Faurés nun eindeutig bemerkbar: unerwartete Modulationen und ein Gefüge aus mageren, strengen und zutiefst originellen Harmonien.

aus dem Begleittext von Ted Perry © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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