Faure: Lydia’s Vocalises | Linn CKD488

Faure: Lydia’s Vocalises


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Label: Linn

Cat No: CKD488

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 25th August 2014



Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (trumpet)
Roy Howat (piano)
Daniel Ben-Pienaar (piano)


Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel

Aubade (arr. Ben-Pienaar)
Danse villageoise (arr. Ben-Pienaar)

Couperin, Francois

Messe pour les Couvents
» Cromome sur la Taille... (arr. Ben-Pienaar)

Faure, Gabriel

La Beaute
La Cour
La Tendresse
Les Regrets
Les Souvenirs
Lydia in F minor
Lydia in G major
Violin Sonata no.2 in E minor, op.108
» Allegro non troppo (arr. Ben-Pienaar)

Hahn, Reynaldo

A Chloris (arr. Ben-Pienaar)

Marchand, Louis

Grand Dialogue (arr. Ben-Pienaar)

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Nais: orchestral suite
» Gavotte pour les Zephirs (arr. Ben-Pienaar)
» Overture (arr. Ben-Pienaar)

Saint-Saens, Camille

Cello Sonata no.2 in F major, op.123
» Romanza poco adagio (arr. Ben-Pienaar)


Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (trumpet)
Roy Howat (piano)
Daniel Ben-Pienaar (piano)


This is the world-premiere recording of Fauré's complete vocalises, a thirty-strong collection which has not seen the light of day in over a hundred years.

As a trumpet player and recording artist, Jonathan has attracted plaudits from the press; his producing career has resulted in over 200 albums and several awards including eight Gramophone Awards.

Jonathan broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3 and is in demand as an essayist for EMI, Warner, Deutsche Grammophon and other major record labels.

Written when Fauré was Director of the Paris Conservatoire, these exquisite vignettes find new life in this performance by a fellow Director, the Royal Academy of Music’s Principal, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood.

Originally ordered by increasing technical challenge Jonathan instead orders the pieces by the music’s varied ‘affects’ and aptly places them in a context central to Fauré.

Jonathan is accompanied by pianist Roy Howat, who is uniquely qualified in this role, having edited the newly discovered vocalises with Emily Kilpatrick for publication in 2013.

‘Fauré: Lydia’s Vocalises’ includes several bonus French works - which also started life as works for instruments other than trumpet and piano - originally featured on the albums La Trompette Retrouvée and Trumpet Masque accompanied by Daniel-Ben Pienaar.

Roy studied French piano repertoire intensively in Paris; his specialization in French music has yielded two groundbreaking books Debussy in Proportion and The Art of French Piano Music.

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