Faure

Thou Shalt Not

The intense feelings associated with forbidden love – in this case between a woman and her brother-in-law – are given musical voice in Gabriel Faure’s romantic Suite from Pelleas et…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 115 – A Very Special Melody Part 2

The orchestral version of Pelleas et Melisande is used to illustrate Gabriel Faure’s lilting Sicilienne rhythm – listen for the prominence of the harp and flute in this Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 111 – A Very Special Melody

A composer will sometimes create a melody that is so beautiful, so haunting, that it just stands out as one of the best melodies ever. This was the case when…

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The ‘Art Song’ Challenge

The term ‘art song’ has always disturbed me a little bit. What song is not a work of art, and therefore not an ‘art song?’ Are ‘art songs’ in the…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 103 – Another Episode of Program Music

George gives us a piece of program music that he has loved since he was 18. Program music is written by composers when they have a specific picture to paint…

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