Fauré: The Complete Barcarolles

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Label: AVIE
Catalog: AV2240
Format: CD

Charles Owen, piano

Fauré
The Complete Barcarolles / Trois Romances sans paroles

about the release
Pianist Charles Owens follows a critically acclaimed release of Fauré's popular Nocturnes (AV 2133) with a relative rarity - a complete survey of the composer's Barcarolles uniquely coupled with Trois Romances sans paroles, Fauré's first published works for piano. The Barcarolles straddle the turn of the 20th century and span a four-decade period, from 1880 - 1921. The works' dedicatees were a veritable roll call of Parisian musical elite. Though written and published separately, they hang together well through their combination of mystery, humanity and inner poetry. Yet it is a rare pianist who plays all thirteen, a bill that Charles Owen lives up to brilliantly.
critical acclaim for Charles Owen's Fauré Complete Nocturnes (AV 2133)
"Exemplary. Classic. Spellbinding. And enthusiastically recommended." - Fanfare
"beautifully played by Owen, who throughout the recital offers an array of warm but clear colours, balancing the voices immaculately, controlling every nuance yet equally responding to the passion of the moment." - International Record Review
"deserves immense respect" - International Piano, Selection

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