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Click for availability and more information Early Piano Works, by Gabriel Fauré

These typically elegant pieces, many of them achingly beautiful, are interpreted in a thoughtful manner by Ms. Röling, which emphasizes their inherently graceful structure. In these recordings, she does not display the technical polish Jean-Philippe Collard brings to bear on his complete traversal of the Faure barcarolles (also part of the Library's collection). But to my mind, the music does not suffer as a result of her more deliberate approach. Given a chance to really breathe, these pieces simply display different facets of their characters. An especially intriguing inclusion is Impromptu no. 1 in E flat major, op. 25, which hints at the more adventurous harmonic palette Faure would explore in later years.
-David

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