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Fauré, Gabriel Gabriel Fauré
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(1845 - 1924)
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Fauré, Gabriel: Nocturne IV for Harp

Nocturne IV for Harp
Opus 36 No. 4
Gabriel Fauré




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Composer :Gabriel FauréFauré, Gabriel (1845 - 1924)
Instrumentation :

Harp

Style :

Romantic

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Publisher :
Gabriel FauréMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1884
Copyright :Public Domain
Gabriel Fauré was born in Pamiers, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, in the south of France, the fifth son and youngest of six children of Toussaint-Honoré Fauré (1810–85) and Marie-Antoinette-Hélène Lalène-Laprade (1809–87).

As a young man Fauré had been very cheerful; a friend wrote of his "youthful, even somewhat child-like, mirth." From his thirties he suffered bouts of depression, which he described as "spleen", possibly first caused by his broken engagement and his lack of success as a composer.

After receiving La Croix de Guerre as a young man for army service in the Franco-Prussian War, Fauré returned to Paris in 1871 to be assistant organist and accompanist to the choir at Saint-Sulpice, then later at the Madeleine Church - again following in Saint Saëns footsteps. Following a series of misunderstandings, the fraught and fragile engagement to his beloved Marianne Viardot was broken and he married Marie Fremiet. This was a rather unhappy marriage, as it transpired, but he remained married to Marie for the rest of his life in spite of his relationships with other women.

The Nocturne No. 4 is generally considered superior to the first three and among the finest Fauré produced. Published in 1885 along with the Fifth, it more or less follows the same tripartite form he used in the earlier nocturnes, a model used by Chopin: a lyrical, subdued main theme frames a more animated middle section -- in this case, a quite ecstatic and powerful one. Of course, Fauré got the most out of this relatively simple form, and in the end often rivaled Chopin in this genre. The main theme here has a wistful, slightly sentimental quality, but never turns saccharine, in large part because Fauré's harmonies are always imaginative, though they may often sound simple. The composer often forged them from the main theme, and thus deftly imparted contrapuntal aspects to the music. The middle section begins tranquilly and in a subdued, mysterious manner, but gradually builds tension and reaches a ravishingly beautiful climax, after which the main theme is reprised. The piece concludes with a lovely coda, brilliantly fashioned from the previous materials. This lovely and quite profound piece typically lasts seven or eight minutes.

Although this piece was originally written for Piano, I Transcribed it for Concert (Pedal) Harp.
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Sheet central :Nocturne (3 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2013-01-29


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