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Élégie, Op 24
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The Élégie, written in 1880 and premiered in Saint-Saëns’s house on 21 June, was envisaged as the slow movement of a sonata. Why it should then have waited three years for publication is unknown—perhaps it was just that it took Fauré that long to realize the sonata wouldn’t work. At any rate the Élégie was an immediate success, not surprisingly since it embraces a wide area of emotion—pathos, delicacy, virtuosity, heroics, and a final page of beautifully judged détente.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2012

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Details for CDA67872 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-12-87207
Duration
6'39
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 7
    Release date: January 2012
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