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American University of Beirut choir sings Gabriel Faure’s Requiem.


Gabriel Fauré

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About the composer…

Gabriel Fauré was a renowned French composer of classical music. Born on May 12, 1845, in Pamiers, France, Fauré displayed exceptional musical talent from a young age. He began his musical education at the École Niedermeyer, where he studied piano, organ, and composition. Fauré’s career as a composer flourished with his appointment as the choirmaster at the Church of Saint-Sauveur in Rennes and later at the Église de la Madeleine in Paris.

Throughout his life, Fauré composed a wide range of musical works, including chamber music, songs, choral works, and orchestral pieces. His style was characterized by its harmonic richness and subtle melodies, often displaying elements of impressionism. Notable works by Fauré include his Requiem, Pavane, and his piano compositions, such as Nocturnes and Barcarolles.

Fauré’s contributions to the world of classical music were significant, as he played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between the romantic and modern eras. His compositions were highly influential and admired by many composers and musicians of his time. Gabriel Fauré passed away on November 4, 1924, leaving behind a legacy of beautiful and timeless music that continues to be celebrated and performed today.

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