'Novelty of form, selected modulations, strange tone colours, the use of completely unexpected rhythms', this is how Camille Saint-Saëns praised the debut work of a young colleague and continued: 'Above everything is a charm that surrounds the whole work and makes the mass of average listeners accept the most surprising audacities as something entirely natural.' The First Violin Sonata by Gabriel Fauré (1845 1924) was, indeed, an extraordinary composition which, at the same time, opened the way for the oeuvre of one of the most important French composers in the late 19th century and early 20th century: It was particularly with songs and piano music that he could win the heart of the audience. In the 1870s Fauré wrote three songs which were originally not meant to be a unity, but were later assembled under opus number 7. The first song is 'Après un rêve', a romantic, rapturous song which, like a 'Song Without Words' by Mendelssohn, is perfect for making music with an accompanied solo instrument.
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4 Melodies: Cello & Piano (Barenreiter)
2 Sonatas: Cello & Piano (Barenreiter)
Suite For Solo Cello
Tango Extrait De La Suite Espana : Violoncello or 2 Violoncelli and Piano (Eschig)
Oyan: Cello Solo
Cello Concerto A Minor: Cello: Book & Cd (MMO)
Concerto A Minor: Cello (Kalmus)
Cello Concerto in C-moll: Violoncello and Piano (Salabert)
Cello Concerto En Ut Mineur(c Minor) Cello & Piano (Salabert)
6 Cello Suites Bwv10071012: Cello Solo (Barenreiter)
6 Cello Suites Bwv1007-1012 For Solo Cello (Peters)
Ave Maria: Cello Or Violin & Piano (Schott)