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Vocalise No 21


When Fauré became director of the Paris Conservatoire in 1905, he took a particular interest in the teaching of singing. The two Vocalises on this disc, for the ladies’ examinations on 7 January 1908 and 5 May 1914, show what he was looking for in the accomplished singer: clear articulation, agility and a smooth delivery. The deliberately awkward ending of the first and the tone and tuning of the unprepared high G at the end of the second were among the points an examiner would be monitoring.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2021


Fauré: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4
Studio Master: SIGCD681Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD681 track 22

Recording date
24 May 2015
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Mellor
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
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  1. Fauré: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 (SIGCD681)
    Disc 1 Track 22
    Release date: July 2021
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