Hyperion Records

Huit pièces brèves, Op 84
composer
1869-1902

Recordings
'Fauré: Piano Music' (CDA67064)
Fauré: Piano Music
'Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano' (CDS44601/4)
Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano
MP3 £20.00FLAC £20.00ALAC £20.00Buy by post £22.00 CDS44601/4  4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Stephen Hough's French Album' (CDA67890)
Stephen Hough's French Album
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

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