Friday, July 18, 2008

The Life and Music of Gabriel Fauré

Gabriel Fauré is well known for his exceptionally lyrical works for orchestra. Much of his career was spent as a church musician and on the side he composed music, most of it for the piano. A veteran of the Franco-Prussian war, Fauré was highly talented and trained, but would he be able to make an impact with his music?

On the Piano this Sunday a look at the life and music of one of France's most influential composers, Gabriel Fauré. We take a look at Fauré's early life and what shaped him as an artist and as a man. Some composers are luckier than others when it comes to making a life for themselves that allows them to create on their own schedule. Fauré had the talent and the discipline but sometimes you need just a little more. On the program familiar and new music of this French musician that saw him in his later years teaching his principles to a new generation of composers.

The Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC and KTXI.

Host, Randy Anderson

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