Sixty songs

Sixty songs

Printed Music - 1990 | French
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The elegantly expressive songs in this volume are among the finest works of the composer generally regarded as the greatest master of the French song. Gabriel Faur#65533; wrote then between 1861 and 1904, and gathered them into three collections, all reprinted here from authoritative French editions originally prepared for medium voice.
Set to texts by such distinguished writers as Victor Hugo, Th#65533;ophile Gautier, Charles Baudelaire, Paulk Verlaine, and Jean Richepin, the songs reflect the subtle refinement of Faur#65533;'s creative sensibilities and the conviction he could bring to a broad range of moods. Included here are such well-known works as "Clair de lune," "Apr#65533;s un r#65533;ve," and "Les roses d'Ispahan," along with such touching masterpieces as "Chanson de p#65533;cheur" and "L'absent," and the emotionally charged "Le voyageur" and "Automne."
In these exquisite compositions, among the most frequently performed and recorded songs today, singers will discover the strikingly individual textures, melodies, and harmonies with which Faur#65533; forged a musical style that bridged late-Romantic and 20th-century musical idioms, and deeply influenced a generation of composers.

Publisher: New York : Dover, 1990
Edition: Medium voice
ISBN: 9780486265346
Branch Call Number: M1620.F27 A6 1990
Characteristics: 1 score (xv, 265 p.) ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Appelbaum, Stanley - Translator


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