Fauré (1845-1924)

The other day, I heard Faure’s “Pavane” on the radio, which has always caught my ear. “It reminds me of the song “Dream a Dream.:” I had a post planned. Fortunately, blogger Kaz discusses the composers life and work thoroughly here. Have fun listening to the compositions.

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“Music exists to elevate us as far as possible above everyday life.” – Gabriel Fauré

My favourite class in college was an elective called “Music 1B: Introduction to Western Music from Beethoven to the Present”, to which I owe so much of what I’ve written in this blog. Strangely enough, one of my most vivid memories from the class was a remark made about a composer that didn’t appear on the syllabus: Fauré. Our professor, who was deeply passionate about the subject matter and talked about every composer as if they were his favourite, explained that there was no time to cover Fauré,  but urged us to “run, not walk, to his music.” And what great advice that is! Fauré is not a name a casual listener of classical music is likely to hear too often, a great shame as his music has broad appeal and is easy to listen to. Classic FM writes that “His distinctive harmonies can be savoured…

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