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Fauré: Au bord de l'eau - The Complete Songs, Vol. 1 ()

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The first volume of Hyperion's complete Fauré songs is called "Au bord de l'eau" (by the water's edge) -- a reference to the French master's fondness for aquatic, nautical, and natural subjects in poetry, as well as to the title of one of his most famous songs. Having decided against a purely chronological survey of Fauré's songs, an approach that would have progressed from the lyrical outpourings of the composer's youth to the much thornier works of his later years, pianist Graham Johnson and Hyperion have instead divided ...

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  1. Les Matelots, song for voice & piano in E flat major, Op. 2/2
  2. Seule!, song for voice & piano in E minor, Op. 3/1
  3. Chanson du pêcheur ("Ma belle amie est morte"), song for voice & piano or orchestra in F minor ("lamento"), Op. 4/1
  4. Barcarolle for voice & piano in G minor, Op. 7/3
  5. Tarentelle, for 2 sopranos & piano, Op. 10/2
  6. Au bord de l'eau ("S'asseoir tous deux au bord du flot"), song for voice & piano, Op. 8/1
  7. Les berceaux, song for voice & piano in B flat minor, Op. 23/1
  8. Au Cimetière, song for voice & piano in E minor, Op. 51/2
  9. Larmes, songs for voice & piano in C minor, Op. 51/1
  10. Cinq Mélodies 'de Venise', song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 58
  11. Pleurs d'or, for 2 voices & piano in E flat major, Op. 72
  12. Accompangnement, song for voice & piano in G flat major, Op. 85/3
  13. La fleur qui va sur l'eau, song for voice & piano, Op. 85/2
  14. Mirages, song cycle (4) for voice & piano, Op. 113
  15. C'est la paix!, song for voice & piano, Op.114
  16. L'horizon chimérique, song cycle (4) for voice & piano, Op. 118
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Fauré: Au bord de l'eau - The Complete Songs, Vol. 1
2005, Hyperion

UPC: 034571173337

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