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Episode 3

Donald Macleod continues his exploration of Fauré through his songs and chamber music, as the composer turns 40, discovers Verlaine, overcomes depression and starts an affair. Today’s programme includes two major song-cycles of Fauré’s middle years, La bonne chanson and La chanson d’Ève.

Spleen Op 51 no 3
Janet Baker (mezzo), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
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La Bonne chanson op 61 (1892-4)
Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
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Sicilienne for cello and piano Op78 1893-8
Steven Isserlis (Violin Cello), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
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La Chanson d’Ève, op 95
Janet Baker (mezzo), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Hyperion CDA66320

1 hour

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Wed 3 Sep 2008 12:00

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