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Nell, Op 18 No 1

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February 1924; Free Settings of Favourite Melodies No 3

 
The third piece in the 'Free Setting of Favourite Melodies' series is a transcription of the song Nell, Op 18 No 1, by Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924). Grainger’s exquisite treatment of this entrancing melody was made in February of the year in which Fauré died. Fauré may be counted among Grainger’s musical heroes. He first met him in March 1908 at the home of Leo Schuster, Fauré’s host and patron in England. Here Grainger played to Fauré his own compositions, and was very taken with him. This in turn led to a deep sympathy and lifelong passion for his music.

from notes by Barry Peter Ould © 2002

La troisième pièce du volume 'Free Settings of Favourite Melodies' est une transcription d’une mélodie de Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924), Nell, op. 18 no1. La version exquise que propose Grainger de cette mélodie envoûtante date du mois de février de l’année où est mort Fauré. Celui-ci faisait partie des héros musicaux de Grainger, qui le rencontre en mars 1908 chez Leo Schuster, hôte et mécène du compositeur français en Angleterre. Il lui joue ses propres compositions à cette occasion et est très impressionné par son aîné. C’est le début d’une passion de toute une vie et d’une profonde affinité pour la musique de Fauré.

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

Das dritte Stück in der Reihe 'Free Settings of Favourite Melodies' ist eine Bearbeitung des Liedes Nell, Op. 18, Nr. 1 von Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924). Graingers exquisite Behandlung dieser bezaubernden Melodie entstand im Februar des Todesjahres Faurés. Fauré kann zu den musikalischen Helden Graingers gezählt werden. Er lernte ihn in dem Hause von Leo Schuster, dem Gastgeber und Gönner Faurés in England, im März 1908 kennen. Grainger spielte Fauré seine eigenen Kompositionen vor und war von ihm sehr beeindruckt. Dies wiederum führte zu einem tiefgehenden Verständnis und einer lebenslangen Leidenschaft für seine Musik.

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

Recordings

Fauré: The Complete Songs, Vol. 3 – Chanson d'amour
CDA67335
Grainger: Rambles and Reflections
CDH55454
Of ladies and love
CDA67315Last few CD copies remaining

Details

Track 16 on CDA67315 [1'48] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 8 on CDA67335 [1'58]
Track 14 on CDH55454 [2'33]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55454 track 14

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-27914
Duration
2'33
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 14
    Release date: June 2002
    Deletion date: March 2011
    Superseded by CDH55454
  2. Grainger: Rambles and Reflections (CDH55454)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: November 2011
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