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Track(s) taken from CDA66235
Recording details: December 1986
Seldon Hall, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1988
Total duration: 7 minutes 12 seconds

Élégie, Op 24
composer
1880; first performed at Saint-Saëns' home on 21 June 1880; published by Hamelle in 1883

Élégie Op 24  [7'12]

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Alban Gerhardt (cello), Cecile Licad (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Élégie, written in 1880 and premiered in Saint-Saëns’s house on 21 June, was envisaged as the slow movement of a sonata. Why it should then have waited three years for publication is unknown—perhaps it was just that it took Fauré that long to realize the sonata wouldn’t work. At any rate the Élégie was an immediate success, not surprisingly since it embraces a wide area of emotion—pathos, delicacy, virtuosity, heroics, and a final page of beautifully judged détente.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2012


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'Fauré: Cello Sonatas' (CDA67872)
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