9 Preludes, Op. 103

The nine Préludes are among the least known of Fauré's major piano compositions. They were written while the composer was struggling to come to terms with the onset of deafness in his mid-sixties. By Fauré's standards this was a time of unusually prolific output. The préludes were composed in 1909 and 1910, in the middle of the period in which he wrote the opera Pénélope, the barcarolles nos. 8–11 and nocturnes nos. 9–11. In Koechlin's view, "Apart from the Préludes of Chopin, it is hard to think ... more

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RecordingPrelude no. 1 in D flat major
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RecordingPrelude no. 2 in C sharp minor
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RecordingPrelude no. 3 in G minor
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RecordingPrelude no. 4 in F major
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RecordingPrelude no. 5 in D minor
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RecordingPrelude no. 6 in E flat minor
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RecordingPrelude no. 7 in A major
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RecordingPrelude no. 8 in C minor
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RecordingPrelude no. 9 in E minor
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