Composer of the Week: Fauré: Perfect Love, Doomed Love

Composer of the Week: Fauré: Perfect Love, Doomed Love

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Summary

Donald Macleod continues to trace Fauré's career, following a dramatic thread running through his musical output. This time, he highlights how a collaboration with eminent - but ailing - librettist Paul Verlaine failed to get off the ground, but gave Fauré a chance to set Verlaine's song-cycle La bonne chanson to music. Fauré: Sérénade du Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Je languis nuit et jour). Gérard Souzay (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano). La bonne chanson, Op 61. Karine Deshayes (mezzo), Ensemble Contraste. Fantaisie for flute and piano, Op 79. Michel Debost (flute), Jean-Philippe Collard (piano). Suite: Pélleas et Mélisande, Op 80. Jill Gomez (soprano), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor David Zinman.

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Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Chris Barstow
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