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Après un rêve, Op 7 No 1

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1939; Free Settings of Favourite Melodies No 7

 
The transcription of one of Fauré’s most poignant love songs, Après un rêve, Op 7 No 1, was made in 1939, fifteen years after that of Nell, and it is number seven of the ‘Free Settings of Favourite Melodies’. Both pieces have a lucid quality in which Grainger subtly weaves the vocal line into the main texture of the piano writing, not unlike the treatment employed in some of his piano arrangements of folk songs. In the last years of his life, although frail, he would often be heard playing these two Fauré melodies.

from notes by Barry Peter Ould © 2002

En 1939, Grainger transcrit une de ses chansons d’amour les plus poignantes, Après un rêve, op. 7 no1, qui devient le no7 de ses «Adaptations libres de mélodies favorites». Cette pièce et Nell se caractérisent par leur limpidité, Grainger entremêlant subtilement la ligne vocale et la trame de l’écriture pianistique d’une manière qui n’est pas sans rappeler ses arrangements pour piano de chansons populaires. À la fin de sa vie, bien qu’affaibli, Grainger jouera souvent ces deux mélodies de Fauré.

extrait des notes rédigées par Barry Peter Ould © 2002
Français: Josée Bégaud

Im Jahre 1939 folgte die Bearbeitung eines der ergreifendsten Liebeslieder Faurés, Après un rêve, Op. 7, Nr. 1 als Nummer 7 der „Free Settings of Favourite Melodies“. Beide Fauré Stücke haben einen klaren Charakter, und Grainger verwebt auf subtile Art und Weise die Vokallinie und die Haupttextur des Klavierparts miteinander—nicht unähnlich der Technik, die er in einigen seiner Klavierbearbeitungen von Volksliedern verwendete. In den letzten Jahren seines Lebens spielte er, obwohl er recht gebrechlich war, diese beiden Fauré Melodien oft.

aus dem Begleittext von Barry Peter Ould © 2002
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Casals Encores
CDA67831
Fauré: Cello Sonata No 2 & other works
CDA66235Archive Service
Fauré: La chanson d'Ève & other songs
CDA66320
Fauré: The Complete Songs, Vol. 2 – Un paysage choisi
CDA67334
Grainger: Rambles and Reflections
CDH55454

Details

Track 8 on CDA66235 [3'23] Archive Service
Track 4 on CDA66320 [1'59]
Track 8 on CDA67334 [2'39]
Track 7 on CDA67831 [3'16]
Track 13 on CDH55454 [2'56]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55454 track 13

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-27913
Duration
2'56
Recording date
9 April 2001
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Amanda Hurton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Grainger: Rambles and Reflections (CDA67279)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: June 2002
    Deletion date: March 2011
    Superseded by CDH55454
  2. Grainger: Rambles and Reflections (CDH55454)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: November 2011
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