This page lists all recordings of Accompagnement Op. 85 No. 3, by Gabriel Urbain Fauré (1845-1924) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Fauré - The Complete Songs - 1
“Few singers would give over a whole evening to Fauré's songs on the concert platform, and choosing a way of presenting them on disc obviously poses problems. Previous sets had all the songs in chronological order; others chose poets or moods: Graham Johnson and company have begun with songs about water. This means a lot of dreaming and melancholy, whether in Gautier's Chanson du pêcheur ('Ma belle amie est morte', also set by Berlioz), or Richepin's Aucimitière. The latter is given a most beautiful rendition by John Mark Ainsley, who otherwise only sings on two tracks, with Jennifer Smith in the sentimental Pleurs d'or, and the homage to Venice and its lovers in Marc Monnier's Barcarolle.
Three cycles are the main items here. Felicity Lott sings the Cinq Mélodies de Venise, which includes some of Fauré's best-known songs, 'Mandoline', 'En sourdine' and 'Green'. She brings to bear on them a lifetime's devotion to French song. Her other contribution is Au bordde l'eau, to a poem by Sully-Prudhomme. This is made to sound very sad; taken faster it can be quite merry; it's a celebration of love, as well as a meditation on the passing of time.
Stephen Varcoe sings Mirages, Fauré's penultimate cycle (1919). As Graham Johnson writes in his fascinating notes, these poems by Brimont permitted Fauré 'uneventful passion'. Christopher Maltman is the other featured singer, in five separate songs and L'horizon chimérique. All the performances are elegant and well-balanced, but one misses the extra slight note of acid that native French singers bring to Fauré's songs.
Hyperion's sound is impeccable and in both his playing and accompanying essay, Graham Johnson penetrates to the heart of one of music's most subtle and enigmatic geniuses.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010
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Faure: Complete Songs, Vol. 3
Pierre Mollet (baritone), Simone Gouat (piano), Renee Doria (soprano), Berthe Monmart (soprano), Jacques Dutey (baritone), Tasso Janopoulo (piano)
Fauré - Songs
A fascinating release featuring songs written between 1888 and 1904 and two separate songs from 1906. This CD covers 18 years of composition, roughly Faure’s ‘second style’, which just happened to be the radiant years for his piano catalogue.
“…a consummate partnership. …the artists can do lightness wonderfully well, helped by Beuron's superb mezza voce. Eidi's playing is beyond praise.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2009
“…Yann Beuron and Billy Eidi's… ardour and commitment are unmistakable. At once sensitive and strong they are true to a clearly beloved composer whether in the voluptuously beautiful "En sourdine" or in the heart-breaking reflection of "Prison". All lovers of a still misunderstood composer will want to add this well-recorded album to their collection.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2009
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Nell, Op. 18 No. 1
Le voyageur Op. 18 No. 2
Automne, Op. 18 No. 3
Chant d'automne Op. 5 No. 1
La fée aux chansons Op. 27 No. 2
Les présents Op. 46 No. 1
Clair de Lune, Op. 46 No. 2
Larmes Op. 51 No. 1
Au cimetière, Op. 51 No. 2
Spleen, Op. 51 No. 3 (Verlaine)
La rose Op. 51 No. 4
Cinq Melodies 'de Venise', Op. 58
La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61
Le parfum impérissable Op. 76 No. 1
Arpège, Op. 76 No. 2 (Samain)
Prison, Op. 83 No. 1
Soir Op. 83 No. 2
Dans la forêt de septembre Op. 85 No. 1
La fleur qui va sur l'eau Op. 85 No. 2
Accompagnement Op. 85 No. 3
Mirages, Op. 113
L'horizon chimérique, Op. 118
Noel Lee (piano), Bernard Kruysen (baritone)