Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano (4CD)

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Kathryn Stott


Gramophone Magazine
Editor's Choice

Penguin Guide
Rosette Winner

This welcome release presents Fauré's complete music for piano, in benchmark performances by Kathryn Stott.

4 hours and 56 minutes of pure pleasure.

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Impromptus Nos. 1-6

Thème & Variations, Op. 73

Romances sans paroles (3), Op. 17

Valses Caprices (4)

Barcarolles Nos. 1-13

Ballade in F sharp major for solo piano or piano & orchestra, Op. 19

Nocturnes Nos. 1-13

Souvenirs de Bayreuth

composed with André Messager

with Martin Roscoe (piano)

Pièces brèves (8), Op. 84

Dolly Suite, Op. 56

Préludes (9), Op. 103

Mazurka, Op. 32

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'Sumptuously recorded. A true and dedicated Francophile Kathryn Stott is clearly among the more stylish and intriguing of all young pianists'

'A tremendous achievement'
BBC Music Magazine

'A revelation'
The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs

'One of the most purely pleasurable releases of the year so far. The playing is intelligent, persuasive, loving, and the music reaches far beyond the standard boundaries of fin de siècle French salon style. Four outstanding discs'
The Independent

‘I never expect to hear this music better done’
Classic FM Magazine

'She deserves an honoured place beside the most distinguished Fauré exponents … a major achievement in every way'
Classic CD

'A major contribution to the recorded literature of French piano music, strongly recommended'
Fanfare, USA