Canal March

Fauré's Sonata in A major

Stephen Gerard Waarts, violin, and Gabriele Carcano, piano

Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924): Sonata in A major for violin and piano Op. 13

Gabriel Fauré composed his Violin Sonata Op. 13 during a period of great joy, after announcing his engagement to Marianne, the daughter of Pauline García-Viardot (though they would never marry). The work was premiered in 1877 by the violinist Marie Tayau with Fauré himself at the piano, and consolidated his reputation as a composer. Acclaimed by Camille Saint-Saëns, who had been his teacher, it contains some of the composer’s most beautiful melodies.

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