Gabriel Urbain Fauré

(1845-1924)

Gabriel Urbain Fauré (1845-1924)

Born near toulouse, he became an important figure in the French musical world and was a long-time Director of the Paris Conservatoire until deafness in his old age forced him to retire. A prolific composer in a wide variety of forms: piano music, chamber music, songs and short orchestral works. His Requiem still commands a prominent place in the classical repertoire.

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