Faure – Elegie Op.24 for cello and piano

Faure – Elegie Op.24 for cello and piano


Faure – Elegie Op.24 for cello and piano. You can download the PDF sheet music Faure – Elegia Op.24 for cello and piano on this page. This interesting cello compositions has very strong sensitive and spiritual melody. Its harmony is very beautiful and clear. The earliest of the cello works, the Elégie, dates from 1880; it was originally conceived as the slow movement of a sonata, and its impassioned nature brought it instant, and lasting, popularity.
The "Elegy" by Gabriel Faure is much better known, though its history is less so. In its original version with piano it was part of an unfinished sonata dating from 1880, a time when the composer had just been writing "Les Berceaux," Op. 23, to maudlin words by Sully Prudhomme, and "La Fee aux Chansons," Op. 27, on far more restrained verses by Armand Sylvestre. The "Elegy" is dedicated to Jules Loeb, who gave it its first performance at the Societe Nationale on 15 December 1883. Being in the form of a triptych, based on two themes, the work seems just like a sonata slow movement or Lied. The first theme, given out by the strings, flows along in a funeral march rhythm, to be followed by an apparent development in arabesques. A solo cadenza leads to the return of the opening theme an octave higher, against an orchestral accompaniment of neo-Lisztian tremolos and arpeggios. The epic nobility of mood is relaxed when a tender, consoling variant of the subsidiary theme enters at the end of this truly touching threnody. The orchestral version was not written until 1895, when it was requested by Edouard Colonne, who first performed it in this form at the Societe Nationale de Musique on 26 April 1901, with the solo played by a young Catalan cellist, Pablo Casals.
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Cello part: 3 pages. 271 K

 

Piano part: 10 pages. 427 K

 

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Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Among his best-known works are his Pavane, Requiem, nocturnes for piano and the songs "Après un rêve" and "Clair de lune". Although his best-known and most accessible compositions are generally his earlier ones, Fauré composed many of his most highly regarded works in his later years, in a more harmonically and melodically complex style.
 
 
     
 
 
 
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