Akira Eguchi piano
Brinton Smith cello
Fauré’s achievement was to invent musical forms chichi attracted our hears and senses without debasing them. He offered a homage to Beaty in which there was not only faith, but a discreet yet irresistible passion… The delicate precision of his architecture, the concision (without dryness) of his ideas will long guide us in our moments of anxiety”.
So wrote the composer Georges Auric in tribute to the subtle genius of Gabriel Fauré, a musician who had risen slowly from a modest background to become arguablythe founding father of French music in the twentieth century.