Philip Dukes (viola), Richard Hosford (clarinet), Kungsbacka Piano Trio
Gabriel Faure's chamber works, long overshadowed by his popular Requiem, are regaining their rightful place. This new release from the Kungsbacka Piano Trio follows their recording of Faure's First Piano Quartet and other chamber works (8573042), described by Gramophone as 'a delectable way into Faure's chamber music'. The programme features the less frequently heard original version, with clarinet, of the Piano Trio, the Second Piano Quartet, which includes an evocation of the bells of Cadirac near the composer's home, the Romances sans paroles, described by Marcel Proust as 'intoxicating' and one of Faure's most famous works, the Berceuse from the Dolly Suite.
Faure Piano Quartet No 2 in G minor Op 45, Dolly Suite Op 56 No 1 - Berceuse (version for violin and piano), Three Romances sans paroles Op 17 Nos 1-3, Piano Trio in D Minor Op 120 (version for clarinet, cello and piano)
Running Time: 1 hr 1 min