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Title: Pénélope
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Gabriel Fauré; Jessye Norman; Jocelyne Taillon; Colette Alliot-Lugaz; Christine Barbaux; Daniéle Borst; Michelle Command; Norma Lerer; Alain Vanzo; Jean Dupouy; Paul Guigue; Gérard Friedmann; Phillipe Huttenlocher; José Van Dam; Francois Leroux; Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo.
Código CDU: Fau.08
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: When Gabriel Fauré was a boy, Berlioz had just written La damnation de Faust and Henry David Thoreau was writing Walden. By the time of his death, Stravinsky had written The Rite of Spring and World War I had ended in the devastation of Europe. In this dramatic period in history, Fauré strove to bring together the best of traditional and progressive music and, in the process, created some of the most exquisite works in the French repertoire. He was one of the most advanced figures in French musical circles and influenced a generation of composers world-wide. Fauré was the youngest child of a school headmaster and spent many hours playing the harmonium in the chapel next to his father's school. Fauré's father enrolled the 9-year-old as a boarder at the École Niedermeyer in Paris, where he remained for 11 years, learning church music, organ, piano, harmony, counterpoint, and literature. In 1861, Saint-Saëns joined the school and introduced Fauré and other students to the works of more ...


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