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Sérénade, Op 98
composer
1908; possibly as an engagement present for Pablo Casals

Recordings
'Fauré: Cello Sonatas' (CDA67872)
Fauré: Cello Sonatas
Details
Track 10 on CDA67872 [2'48]

Sérénade, Op 98
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Fauré’s last short piece for cello and piano was the Sérénade, composed in 1908, possibly as a gift to Casals on his engagement to the Portuguese cellist Guilhermina Suggia (the two were never married). The piece is unequivocally middle-period Fauré, with its unsettled harmonies, interweaving melodic lines and refusal to fall into tidy compartments. Casals wrote to the composer: ‘The Sérénade! it’s delicious—every time I play it, it seems new, it’s so attractive.’ And indeed it reveals its beauties only with repeated playing or listening.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2012

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67872 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-12-87210
Duration
2'48
Recording date
21 October 2010
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Rachel Smith
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Fauré: Cello Sonatas (CDA67872)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: January 2012
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