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Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve: a musical analysis Dr Nick Redfern Gabriel Fauré Après un rêve View at Amazon Kindle

Gabriel Fauré Après un rêve: a musical analysis, by Dr Nick Redfern

Gabriel Fauré composed this enchanting mélodie in 1877, setting the enigmatic poetry of Romain Bussine.  The work is short but charged with passionate and intoxicating imagery and imbued in a complex and beguiling harmonic language.

The sumptuous late Romantic tonal idiom is the work’s most endearing feature with seamless harmonic motion, languid chord progressions and wealth of harmonic devices.  The analysis of the work’s striking musical components brings a singular view of this extraordinary work and offers an insight into Fauré’s compositional technique.  Then relationship between structure and fluid tonal idiom are revealed in meticulous detail and the music is fully illustrated and annotated.  There is a free PDF download of the illustrations available should the e-reading devise be too small.

The captivating musical narrative is explored in this publication, revealing its striking use of harmony, opulent melodic and motivic contours, and elusive structure.  This distinctive volume is available exclusively on Amazon Kindle and is a unique and informative document.

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