For his latest release on Sony Classical, pianist Lucas Debargue turns to one of the unsung treasuries of the piano repertoire — the works of Gabriel Fauré.
In a remarkable undertaking, Debargue has recorded every note of his compatriot’s piano music — all on a newly designed piano rarely heard on record until now. Throughout each recording, he retraced Fauré's musical path, from his earliest works to his final compositions. "Recording it," says the pianist, has "transformed my life both as a person and as a musician."
Lucas Debargue’s recording of Fauré’s complete piano works is set to be a major recording event of the Fauré anniversary, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death in 1924. Its 68 tracks will be available digitally as well as physically in a 4 CD box . A comprehensive set of sleeve notes notes includes Debargue’s own commentary on each piece, an analysis of Fauré’s approach to the piano writing and full details of the Paulello Opus 102 instrument. The pianist will include Fauré in his recitals throughout the coming year.
Featuring as the debut single is Fauré's Romance No. 3 in A-flat major from his "3 Romances sans paroles, Op. 17." Until the album release on March 8, listen to Lucas Debargue's beautiful rendition of the piece and pre-order your copy.