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Huit pièces brèves, Op 84
composer
1869-1902

Recordings
'Fauré: Piano Music' (CDA67064)
Fauré: Piano Music
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'Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano' (CDS44601/4)
Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano
Buy by post £22.00 CDS44601/4  4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Stephen Hough's French Album' (CDA67890)
Stephen Hough's French Album
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Details
No 1: Capriccio in E flat major
Track 9 on CDA67064 [2'00]
Track 9 on CDS44601/4 CD3 [2'00] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
No 2: Fantaisie in A flat major
Track 10 on CDA67064 [2'04]
Track 10 on CDS44601/4 CD3 [2'04] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
No 3: Fugue in A minor
Track 11 on CDA67064 [2'17]
Track 11 on CDS44601/4 CD3 [2'17] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
No 4: Adagietto in E minor
Track 12 on CDA67064 [2'33]
Track 12 on CDS44601/4 CD3 [2'33] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
No 5: Improvisation in C sharp minor
Track 13 on CDA67064 [1'25]
Track 13 on CDS44601/4 CD3 [1'25] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
No 6: Fugue in E minor
Track 14 on CDA67064 [2'08]
Track 14 on CDS44601/4 CD3 [2'08] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
No 7: Allegresse in C major
Track 15 on CDA67064 [1'34]
Track 15 on CDS44601/4 CD3 [1'34] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
No 8: Nocturne No 8 in D flat major
Track 16 on CDA67064 [2'56]
Track 16 on CDS44601/4 CD3 [2'56] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Huit pièces brèves, Op 84
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The Huit pièces brèves (1869–1902) are a collection of moods as fleeting as they are varied. The opening Capriccio is capricious indeed, and includes a harmonic twist at the end (bar 34) as nonchalant as it is acrobatic. In the two Fugues Fauré gravely doffs his hat to Academe, while the Adagietto denies all promise of lightness. The Allegresse (allegro giocoso), on the other hand, finds Fauré happily recalling the mood of La bonne chanson (1891/2) and the final Nocturne (repeated in the great series of thirteen) brings the set to a flowing and serene end.

from notes by Bryce Morrison © 1995

Track-specific metadata
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Details for CDA66911/4 disc 3 track 13
Improvisation in C sharp minor
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-91313
Duration
1'25
Recording date
8 September 1994
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano (CDA66911/4)
    Disc 3 Track 13
    Release date: April 1995
    Deletion date: October 2013
    4CDs for the price of 3 — Superseded by CDS44601/4
  2. Fauré: Piano Music (CDA67064)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: February 1999
  3. Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano (CDS44601/4)
    Disc 3 Track 13
    Release date: May 2014
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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