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Une châtelaine en sa tour …, Op 110

'Caprices & Fantasies' (CDH55130)
Caprices & Fantasies
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Une châtelaine en sa tour …, Op 110
Whilst Pierné is perhaps not today to be counted among the very greatest of French composers, Gabriel Fauré certainly is. He was born in 1845 and lived to the age of seventy-nine, dying in 1924. Probably the most unostentatious, unflamboyant composer of his age, he cared nothing for the excitements of large orchestral or virtuoso pieces and wrote no symphonies, concertos or other similarly colourful music, preferring instead to write for the piano and small chamber groups, as well as for the voice; he wrote many songs of outstanding beauty. Fauré left only two works for harp—the Nocturne of 1904, dedicated to Hasselmans, and, from 1918, Une châtelaine en sa tour … The latter’s title, ‘The lady of the castle in her tower …’, is a line taken from a poem by Verlaine set many years earlier by Fauré in his song cycle La bonne chanson.

from notes by Susan Drake © 1989

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55130 track 4
Recording date
8 December 1988
Recording venue
Kimpton Parish Church, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Caprices & Fantasies (CDA66340)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: September 1989
    Deletion date: February 2004
    Superseded by CDH55130
  2. Caprices & Fantasies (CDH55130)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: February 2004
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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