Gabriel Faur

Gabriel Faur

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gabriel Urbain Faur (12 May 1845[n 1]- 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 Nocturnes for piano, the songs "Apr?'s un r ve" and "Clair de lune" and his Requiem. Born into a cultured but not unusually musical family, Faur revealed his talent when he was a small boy. He was sent to a music college in Paris, where he was trained to be a church organist and choirmaster. Among his teachers was Camille Saint-Sa ns, who became a life-long friend. In his early years, Faur earned a modest living as an organist and teacher, leaving him little time for composition. When he became successful, holding the important posts of organist of the glise de la Madeleine and head of the Paris Conservatoire, he still lacked time for composing, retreating to the countryside in the summer holidays to concentrate on composition.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134964255
  • 9786134964258