Gabriel Fauré: Horizons II


Simon Zaoui, Pierre Fouchenneret and Raphaël Merlin here resume, and complete, their exploration of the chamber works of Gabriel Fauré, begun in 2018 with the first volume of “Horizons” (AP162). Far from the prevailing trends of the early 20th century, Fauré’s music for piano and strings testifies to the singularity of his language, constantly moving between past and future.

Joined by violist Marie Chilemme for the two piano quartets, and by members of the Strada Quartet for the string quartet and quintets, the three friends present a carefully considered version of these masterpieces, recorded here for the first time using the material of the new Bärenreiter edition.



Piano Quartet no.1 in C minor op.15
1. Allegro molto moderato
2. Scherzo: Allegro vivo
3. Adagio
4. Allegro molto

5. Serenade for piano and cello op.98

Piano Quartet no.2 in G minor op.45
6. Allegro molto moderato
7. Allegro molto
8. Adagio non troppo
9. Allegro molto


Piano Quintet no.1 in D minor op.89
1. Molto moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto moderato

Piano Quintet no.2 in C minor op.115
4. Allegro moderato
5. Allegro vivo
6. Andante moderato
7. Allegro molto


String Quartet in E minor op.121
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante
3. Allegro