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Gabriel Fauré

12 may 1845 (Parniers) - 4 nov 1924 (Paris)


Books about Gabriel Fauré and his music

bookJessica Duchen Gabriel Faure (20th-Century Composers Series)
Phaidon Press, 2000; ISBN 0714839329; 238 pages
This is a comprehensive biography of the French composer Gabriel Faure for the general reader, placing his work in the context of his times. Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) is one of the best-loved French composers of his era: works such as his Requiem, "Pavane", "Dolly Suite, and "Cantique de Jean Racine" are perennial favourites. But Faure's importance runs far deeper. His music has a unique blend of vigour and restraint, sensuality and purity: an individual voice with a degree of integrity that helped him to resist the overwhelming forces - notably the music of Wagner - that held his Parisian contemporaries in thrall. His artistic independence served to inspire many of the next generation of French composers seeking to create a new Gallic identity beyond World War I. At the Paris Conservatoire, Faure's composition teaching was vital to such figures as Maurice Ravel, Nadia Boulanger and Charles Koechlin; when he ultimately became the Conservatoire's director, his reforms were the most radical the institution had yet experienced. Faure has often been thought of as a dreamy, somewhat unworldly individual; this book, however, reveals his ambition and decisiveness. Born in southern France and educated at the Ecole Niedermeyer rather than the powerful Paris Conservatoire, he struggled for years to achieve recognition from France's musical establishment, which often deemed him a dangerous outsider; in his personal life he struggled also against bouts of depression, an unsatisfactory marriage and, later, devastating deafness. Faure's life and works are explored in the context of the creative melting pot of fin-de-siecle Paris. His relationship with such figures as Saint-Saens, Liszt, Proust and Verlaine are considered in detail and help to create a portrait of this fascinating milieu. This biography, which charts Faure's long and difficult rise to fame, sets out to illuminate his individuality and reveal his enduring legacy to French music. Price indication: $ 24.95
bookJean Michel Nectoux and J. Barrie Jones and Camille Saint-Saens and Gabriel Faure The Correspondence of Camille Saint-Saens and Gabriel Faure: Sixty Years of Friendship
Ashgate Publishing, 2004; ISBN 0754632806; 153 pages
This English edition of Jean-Michel Nectoux's collection of the complete correspondence of Saint-Saens and Faure features some 130 letters spanning the period from 1862-1920. Immensely significant to the study of French music, these letters throw light upon one of the longest-surviving friendships between two composers in the history of music. They also contain frank exchanges of views on such topics as the music of Wagner, Berlioz, Debussy, Franck and others, the state of musical education in France, and other important artistic figures of fin de siecle Paris including Puvis de Chavannes, Rodin and Fremiet. Barrie Jones's skilful translation of this important body of correspondence captures the often playful, casual, but always stimulating language of both composers. These letters are frequently the sole source for dating certain compositions or discovering projects that were started but then abandoned. They constitute a primary source for appreciation of Saint-Saens's and Faure's compositions, opinions, and working practices. Price indication: $ 99.95
bookTom Gordon Regarding Faure (Musicology)
Routledge, 1999-06-01; ISBN 9057005492; 456 pages
Regarding Faure, the result of a 1995 conference on Faure's important contribution to classical music, was written by Tom Gordon, artistic director the Ensemble Musica Nova and a professor in the Department of music at Bishop's University in Quebec. Also included are contributions from some of the world's most renowned Faure scholars including Jean-Michel Nectous, Robert Orledge, Edward Phillips, and Steven Huebner. With a lifetime that spanned the developments of Chopin, Debussy, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky, the great French composer Gabriel-Urbain Faure (1845-1924) lived during one of the most interesting periods in music history, yet steered a course uniquely his own. Exploring the composer's role as an educator, critic, composer, and advocate for French music, Regarding Faure is critical, analytical, and interdisciplinary in its approach to understanding Faure's prodigious works and life. His numerous compositions include more than 100 songs (known as 'melodie', or French a Price indication: $ 100.10
bookTimothy LeVan Masters of the French Art Song: Translations of the Complete Songs of Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Faure, and Ravel
The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2002-01-15; ISBN 0810842122; 460 pages
Now in Paper! An invaluable reference text for singers, teachers, and vocal and operatic coaches, this volume contains the complete song texts of the songs for voice and piano by Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Faure, and Ravel. Available in paperback in 2001. Price indication: $ 49.18
bookCarlo Caballero Fauré and French Musical Aesthetics (Music in the Twentieth Century)
Cambridge University Press, 2004-03-11; ISBN 0521543983; 348 pages
This wide-ranging study of Gabriel Fauré and his contemporaries places the music of Fauré in a historical and philosophical context and considers such questions as the meaning of personal style in art and the representation of religious belief in music. Taking a broad view of cultural life during the composer's lifetime and beyond, the book moves deftly between specific details in Fauré's music and related critical, literary and philosophical issues, ranging from Gounod to Boulez and from Proust to Valéry. Price indication: $ 38.98
bookJean-Michel Nectoux Gabriel Fauré: A Musical Life
Cambridge University Press, 2004-12-16; ISBN 0521616956; 676 pages
Jean-Michel Nectoux's important new biography of Gabriel Fauré is the most comprehensive study yet of this central figure of fin de siecle France. It traces the composer's life and the rich cultural milieu in which he lived and worked: the world also of Saint-Saens, Flaubert, Verlaine, Ravel, Debussy and Proust. A large part of the book considers Faure's music, with particular emphasis on his adjustment to the musical language of the twentieth century and the formation of his late style. Works in all genres are discussed in detail. The book is the fruit of over twenty years' research by Nectoux, the foremost authority on Gabriel Fauré. He has read more than 5000 previously unpublished letters and has unearthed more than 120 musical manuscripts in the process of writing this definitive study. The text is richly illustrated with rare photographs from Fauré's lifetime and contains an extended chronology of the composer's life, a complete chronological listing of all his own works and a detailed bibliography. Price indication: $ 105.58
bookJean-Michel Nectoux and Roger Nichols Gabriel Fauré : A Musical Life
Cambridge University Press, 1991; ISBN 0521235243; 672 pages
Jean-Michel Nectoux's important new biography of Gabriel Faure is the most comprehensive study yet of this central figure of fin de siecle France. It traces the composer's life and the rich cultural milieu in which he lived and worked: the world also of Saint-Saens, Flaubert, Verlaine, Ravel, Debussy and Proust. A large part of the book considers Faure's music, with particular emphasis on his adjustment to the musical language of the twentieth century and the formation of his late style. Works in all genres are discussed in detail. The book is the fruit of over twenty years' research by Nectoux, the foremost authority on Gabriel Faure. He has read more than 5000 previously unpublished letters and has unearthed more than 120 musical manuscripts in the process of writing this definitive study. The text is richly illustrated with rare photographs from Faure's lifetime and contains an extended chronology of the composer's life, a complete chronological listing of all his own works and a detailed bibliography. Price indication: $ 190.00
bookCarlo Caballero and Arnold Whittall Fauré and French Musical Aesthetics (Music in the Twentieth Century)
Cambridge University Press, 2001; ISBN 0521781078; 346 pages
This wide-ranging study of Gabriel Fauré and his contemporaries reclaims aesthetic categories crucial to French musical life in the early twentieth century. Its interrelated chapters treat the topics of sincerity, originality, novelty, self-renewal, homogeneity and religious belief in relation to Fauré's music and ideas. Taking a broad view of cultural life during the composer's lifetime and beyond, the book moves between specific details in Fauré's music and related critical, literary and philosophical issues, ranging from Gounod to Boulez and from Proust to Valéry. Above all, the book connects abstract values to artistic choices and thus places such works as Fauré's Requiem, La bonne chanson, La chanson d'Eve, L'horizon chimérique, and the chamber music in a new light. Price indication: $ 106.75

Sheet music, libretti, etc.

Complete Preludes, Impromptus and Valses-Caprices - Dover Publications

Dolly Suite, Op. 56 (1 Piano/4 Hands) - Warner Bros. Publications

Faure: 15 Selected Songs - Low Voice Bk/2 Cds, Accomps, Diction, The Vocal Library (Vocal Collection) - Hal Leonard

Gabriel Faure: 50 Songs : The Vocal Library - Hal Leonard Corporation

Gabriel Faure: 50 Songs: High Voice (The Vocal Library) - Hal Leonard Corporation

Masques et Bergamasques, Op. 112: Suite for Orchestra (Schott) - Eulenburg London (Schott)

Music Minus One Piano: Faure 'Dolly' Suite, op. 56 (Six Pieces for Piano Duet) (Book & CD) - Music Minus One

Nocturnes and Barcarolles for Solo Piano - Dover Publications

Pavane, Op. 50: Study Score (Schott) - Eulenburg London (Schott)

Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 80, and Pavane, Op. 50, In Full Score - Dover Publications

Requiem in Full Score - Dover Publications

Requiem, For Soprano And Baritone Soli, Chorus And Orchestra - H.T. Fitzsimons Company, Inc.

Requiem, Op. 48 - Vocal score - Serenissima Music, Inc.

Requiem: For Four-Part Chorus of Mixed Voices With Soprano and Baritone Soli - Schirmer Books

Sixty Songs - Dover Publications



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