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Trio d-moll op. 120 i ostatnia faza twórczości kameralnej Gabriela Fauré
Piano Trio in D minor, op. 120 and the Late Period of Chamber Music by Gabriel Fauré

Author(s): Wojciech Stępień
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article presents the characteristic features of the late period of the French composer Gabriel Fauré’s (1845–1924) creative output, on the basis of his Piano Trio in D minor, op. 120 (1922–1923). The analysis of the piece has been conducted in the context of Fauré’s chamber music composed in the 1920s: Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor, op. 115 (1919–1921) as well as Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, op. 117 (1921). The author argues that the modal features of the thematic material of the Trio constitute a direct result of the composer’s education in playing the organ as well as the Gregorian chant at École de Musique Classique et Religieuse in Paris (1854–1861). The second part of the piece has been a subject of an in-depth analysis, and the author employed, among others, the method of paradigmatic analysis formulated by Jean-Jacques Nattiez, in order to exemplify the homogeneity of the thematic material and the sparingness of the means of expression utilised by the composer.

  • Page Range: 78-99
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish