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FAURE, G.: Piano Quintets (Ortiz, Fine Arts Quartet)


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FAURE, G.: Piano Quintets (Ortiz, Fine Arts Quartet)

Gabriel Fauré’s chamber works, long overshadowed by his popular Requiem (Naxos 8.550765), are regaining their rightful place, as the success of his Violin Sonatas (8.550906) and Cello Sonatas (8.557889) attests. Dubbed the ‘Master of Charm’ by Debussy, Fauré responded to the quasi-orchestral opportunities offered by the piano quintet with two gorgeous works whose frequent economy of means belies the wealth of his inventiveness, the subtlety of his burgeoning counterpoint and the sheer beauty of his melodic and harmonic inspiration. Debussy’s back-handed remark short-changes the value of a true master composer.

Fauré, Gabriel

  Piano Quintet No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 89
1.   I. Molto moderato 00:11:19
2.   II. Adagio 00:10:56
3.   III. Allegretto moderato 00:08:38
  Piano Quintet No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 115
4.   I. Allegro moderato 00:10:59
5.   II. Allegro vivo 00:04:30
6.   III. Andante moderato 00:10:16
7.   IV. Allegro molto 00:06:24

Total Playing Time: 01:03:02

Fauré, Gabriel

Fine Arts Quartet

Ortiz, Cristina

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570938

Barcode: 747313093878

Physical Release: 06/2009

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