Andreas Brantelid & Bengt Forsberg - Fauré: The Music for Cello & Piano
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:07 min | 268 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017
Gabriel Fauré cannot be regarded as a precocious composer: by the age of thirty he had hardly composed anything except songs and a few short piano pieces. There was nothing to indicate that he would go on to produce a body of chamber music unequalled among his peers. He wrote: ‘For me art, especially music, consists of elevating ourselves as far as possible above the everyday’ (letter to his son, 31st August 1908), and had little time for programme music, picturesque elements (no Hispanicisms here), evocations and ‘local colour’, distrusting brilliant colours and excessively subtle sound combinations.