Come and discover Gabriel FAURÉ's Madrigal (op.35):
This work by Gabriel Fauré was published in 1884.
The poetry of Armand Silvestre is very much in the air of the time: it is a tribute to the masters of the Renaissance whose music was rediscovered by composers at the end of the 19th century.
We are in the dialogues and marivaudages men (tenors-basses) women (sopranos-altos) such as he was able to develop them also in the Pavane three years later.
Here is a too rare work that will allow you to discover a different Gabriel Fauré, close to his deeply French roots.
About Gabriel Fauré:
Born in Pamiers (Ariège) on 12 May 1845 and died in Paris on 4 November 1924, he was a French pianist, organist and composer.
Student of Saint-Saëns and Gustave Lefèvre at the École Niedermeyer in Paris, he was first master of chapel at the Madeleine church in Paris. He later assumed the duties of organist and titular organist of the great organ. He was then appointed professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire, and then director of the establishment from 1905 to 1920.
He is one of the greatest French composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.