Here are a couple of his beautiful piano nocturnes.
We’re sitting in a piano bar way-station nibbling tasty hor dourves and watching the runway. The room is full of cultured wealthy philanthropists and spiritual seekers; awaiting the shuttle flight to Heaven: Level 3/room 16
From a Naxos music review: Faure’s two cello sonatas are compact, beautifully written works whose musical language, with its many subtle changes of tonality and gift for melody, has been described as conveying ‘the power of tranquil thought’.
My Dentist yet again! He already knew about my “thing” with Opera (see Opera apology on the Categories list) – but he still urged me to listen to this piece by Faure. My wife loves it and hopefully my sister in law will know it already and give me a pat on the back for posting it!
It’s Yours – Dear listener! Then why do I get stuck on my favourites? Or those whom I consider “THE Greatest”?
It’s not fair!
I’ve addressed my prujudice regarding Debussy and Ravel (next post below) and then, right away… comes a request for Faure!
I checked and only had 2 pieces by Faure. He’s a highly regarded Composer, yet I’ve never ‘investigated’ him. With hundreds and thousands of Chopins, Mozarts, Beethovens, Listzts, Rachmaninoffs, Bachs, Handels and so on and so forth; my ears have been captivated. Yet … WHY should I decide you don’t get to hear Faure?
A Classical buff in California sent me his recommendations of Faure … and so here are a few WITHOUT my prejudicial comments!
Nocturne Op. 104 in F sharp minor / Molto Moderato