Gabriel Fauré’s personal style, which combined classical formalism with advanced Romantic harmony, influenced several generations of French composers and performers. The thirteen Nocturnes were composed over a period of more than forty years, from the 1880s to the 1920s, and provide a window into Fauré’s compositional development during a crucial period of French musical history.
Composer: Gabriel Fauré
Performing artists: Sally Pinkas
February 15, 2002