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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Fauré - "Pelléas et Mélisande Suite (Radio Philharm. Orch.)" [Classical]

Pelléas et Mélisande Suite (Radio Philharm. Orch.)

"Pelléas et Mélisande Suite (Radio Philharm. Orch.)" music video by Fauré
Added: 30-09-2020
Genre : Classical
Description : The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Gaffigan, perform the Pelléas et Mélisande Suite by Fauré during the AVROTROS Friday Concerto, a series by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS.

On the musical program:
Gabriel Fauré - Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80

The musicians:
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
James Gaffigan [conductor]

Recording: The AVROTROS Friday Concerto of Friday the 25th of September 2020, in the Great Hall of TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Pelléas and Mélisande (French: Pelléas et Mélisande) is a Symbolist play by Maurice Maeterlinck about the forbidden, doomed love of the title characters. It was first performed in 1893.

The work never achieved great success on the stage, apart from in the operatic setting by Debussy, but it was at the time widely read and admired by the literary elite in the symbolist movement, such as Strindberg and Rilke. It also inspired other contemporary composers, including Gabriel Fauré, Arnold Schoenberg, and Jean Sibelius.

Gabriel Urbain Fauré (12 May 1845 – 4 November 1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Among his best-known works are his Pavane, Requiem, Sicilienne, nocturnes for piano and the songs "Après un rêve" and "Clair de lune". Although his best-known and most accessible compositions are generally his earlier ones, Fauré composed many of his most highly regarded works in his later years, in a more harmonically and melodically complex style.

Tags : 2020, 20s, Fauré