Are there important G. Fauré pieces for violin?
Hi, just a quick question...
Are there famous pieces for violin composed by Gabriel Fauré?
Doesn't seem that important compared to Saint-Saëns and other romantic french composers, even if we don't just focus on violin repertoire.
Not sure what you are planning to do.
The Berceuse, and the two violin sonatas.
Arranged from cello the Sicilienne is very charming like the Berceuse
The two violin sonatas are famous, and very beautiful. I played the Opus 13 sonata on my senior recital at Oberlin.
I'm not planning anything, hahaha, simple curiosity because I liked one piece of him I discovered recently, so may be I can find some violin jewels of him that are hidden from me now.
There are many composers who wrote very little, if anything, for the violin. Chopin, for example. Ripe opportunity for transcription.
Thank you, Paul, one must not forget that actually.
There's an early concerto movement, a theme of which he reused in his magnificent string quartet.
John, the Libera Me is a fantastic piece - His is my favorite Requiem by far.
Beautiful music aside, the text to Libera Me makes it a very strange choice for a wedding.
I don't know that any of the couples for whom Martin has played have chosen it - but it was on the list of pieces that he offered (He also sometimes played it as a voluntary).
A work for violin/piano is not a sonata. A sonata is a very specific sort of compositional form.
I really adore Faure's piano quartet #1 in c minor. Great writing for all the instruments there. It's one of my dreams to play it one day, I think it's a work of genius!
I have performed the complete cycle of works for violin and piano by Fauré several times as they work in one concert. In addition to the sonatas and the Berceuse, there are a couple of other short pieces including the Andante Op.75 and the Romance Op.28. There is also a very late gorgeous very short piece called "Morceau de lecture" that, if my understanding is correct was written for one of the exams at the Paris Conservatoire when Fauré was director.
The Faurè piano trio is very beautiful.
IMSLP is your friend.
Paul, in a pre Lloyd-Webber film version of Phantom of the Opera, the film makers set French words to some of Chopin's pieces and they were sung as opera arias. The "New Opera" was a similar adaptation of Tchaikovsky 4 (In the last movement, a bass or baritone sings the second subject to Russian words, and later, while the "fate" motive makes its appearance, the chandelier falls on the audience).
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