Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Fauré: Orchestral Works has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by monarchbooksusa
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: CD in excellent shape in jewel case with all original artwork.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.55
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$23.01
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: IMS Distribution
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Fauré: Orchestral Works

4.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, November 14, 1995
"Please retry"
$18.97
$10.86 $6.98

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
$18.97 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Fauré: Orchestral Works
  • +
  • Faure: Complete Piano Works
  • +
  • Fauré: Piano Quintets
Total price: $53.99
Buy the selected items together

  • Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample)
1
30
3:38
Play in Library $0.99
 
2
30
2:55
Play in Library $0.99
 
3
30
3:05
Play in Library $0.99
 
4
30
4:39
Play in Library $0.99
 
5
30
14:07
Album Only
6
30
6:27
Play in Library $0.99
 
7
30
7:56
Play in Library $0.99
 
8
30
4:57
Play in Library $0.99
 
9
30
7:51
Play in Library $0.99
 
10
30
2:33
Play in Library $0.99
 
11
30
2:11
Play in Library $0.99
 
12
30
2:37
Play in Library $0.99
 
13
30
2:44
Play in Library $0.99
 
14
30
4:19
Play in Library $0.99
 
15
30
2:20
Play in Library $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Performer: Kathryn Stott, Richard Davis, Peter Dixon
  • Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic
  • Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
  • Composer: Gabriel Faure
  • Audio CD (November 14, 1995)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Chandos
  • ASIN: B000000AY4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,856 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Yan Pascal Tortelier Store

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By David A. Wend on May 21, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Gabriel Faure was a master of small orchestral forms, as this disc superbly demonstrates. I have had this CD for several years and continue to enjoy the marvelous playing by the BBC Philharmonic with their then conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier.

The disc begins with Faure's final orchestra work Masques et bergamasques (1919) which is a four movement suite evocative of French pastoral paintings. The Overture is fleeting and energetic ballet number while the Menuet is a slow and stately dance. The Gavotte returns to the spirited dance rhythms of the Overture and the Pastourale is sweetly reminiscent of a summer day in the country.

The Ballade for Piano and Orchestra comes from 1879 and is like Faure's Nocturnes in mood. The music begins with a reflective melody and slowly builds in tempo to a dance-like melody becoming more and more tranquil and finally fading away. The Pavane is a famous piece, slightly melancholy but with elegance and beautifully composed. The Prelude to Penelope, Faure's only opera, is a good piece of dramatic music writing that sets the scene for what is to follow: the return of Ulysses to his homeland after 20 years absence.

The Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra was written as a competition piece but is certainly more than just an exercise. Although under five minutes the piece is in two movements and beautifully demonstrates the range and abilities of the flute. The work recorded here is an orchestration made in 1957 for Jean-Pierre Rampal. The Eligie for Cello is an orchestration of the original for cello and piano that dates to 1880. It is a reflective and sad piece that was used during Faure's own state funeral.
Read more ›
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I must thank the Rough Guide or I would never have tried the excellently conducted by the French conductor Tortelier containing orchestral music of Gabriel Faure. Is begins with Masques Et Bergamasques which is a ballet inspired by a painting by Watteau. It is marked with nostalgia best in the final section l pastorale.. The Ballade is an orchestrated piano work that makes evokative use of the winds is quite beautiful. The Pavane is quite elegantly composed. The prelude to the opera Penelope is filled with appropriate sense of dread, .The fantasie for flute and orchestra was my personal favorite thing on this CD very well played with Richard Davis on flute brought tears to my eyes. The Elegie for cello and orchestra is also very movingly played by Peter Dixon was also used in Faure's state funeral. The Dolly Suite written as a piano duet dedicated to the young daughter of a singer named Dolly is quite sweet in le jardin de Dolly.

Please excuse any typos I have a neurologic disease.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
For many of those interested in Faure's music, this will make the ideal selection. All that is missing is the Requiem which can be bought on a second disc with some more of the composer's choral music. So, purchasing two discs practically does it all. That might be the ideal, but is this disc up to the task?

Well the short answer is 'Certainly yes.' This is the most sensitive orchestral selection of the music since Beecham's time and is far better recorded. The three pieces featuring soloists with orchestra are all played with style and restrained grace in the Gallic tradition, the pieces being The Ballade for piano, the Elegie for cello and the Fantasie for flute. In addition, the remainder of the disc gives warmly sensitive and elegant performances of more key works - the Pavane, the Masques and Bergamasques suite with the disc ending with the Dolly Suite.

The playing of the BBC Philharmonic is beyond criticism as is the conducting of Yan Paul Tortelier who must have been feeling very much on home ground with this repertoire. Chandos have graced the disc with yet another of their state-of-the-art recordings of great clarity.

This is a really fine disc and offers a very full coverage of Faure's main orchestral output running at just over 77 minutes. As such it should give future purchasers much pleasure and musical satisfaction and holds its own with the best of recorded alternatives.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Chandos es un sello muy exquisito en buscar repertorio que comercialmente no se suele escuchar pero que nos muestra el trabajo de grandes compositores - olvidados algunos - y sobre todo que se esmera en presentar interpretaciones de gran calidad como esta versión de obras inmortales del compositor francès Gabriel Faurè (1845-1924)que ha pasado a la historia musical con una pieza muy popular como es la Pavane Op. 50 que ha sido tocada con infinidad de arreglos instrumentales y que tiene una belleza melódica muy particular.
Oimos bajo la batuta del gran Yan Pascal Tortelier en primer lugar "Masques et bergamasques", obra muy cuidada estilisticamente.
La Ballade for piano and orchestra, Op. 19 es realmente bellìsima de un Romanticismo muy hermoso. Magnífica interpretación de la pianista Kathryn Stott.
Muy profunda y con gran influencia wagneriana apreciamos tambièn el Prelude to Penelope.
Podemos apreciar además una versión muy interesante de la Fantaisie for flute, op. 79, original para flauta y piano, pero que aquí lo tenemos en una versión acompañada por orquesta. El flautista Richard Davis es realmente impactante en su interpretación pulcrísima y hermoso sonido.
El cellista Peter Dixon nos ofrece una hermosa interpretación también de la Elegie para cello y orquesta, op. 24, obra profunda e introspectiva.
El cd termina con una version orquestal de Dolly Suite, op.56 bellamente lograda por el sonido fantástico de la BBC Philharmonic.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Fauré: Orchestral Works
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Fauré: Orchestral Works


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?