Gabriel Fauré

1845–1924, FRENCH

Fauré’s mild manners concealed a passionate nature, which surfaced in his highly original piano pieces. Employed for several years as a church organist, he is best remembered for his sublime Requiem.

GABRIEL FAUREThe US painter John Singer Sargent, who painted this portrait in 1889, was a great admirer of Gabriel Fauré and helped promote his music in London.

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Emma Bardac

A talented singer in her own right, Bardac had close personal ties with two famous composers. She was Fauré’s mistress in the 1890s, but later became Debussy’s second wife. Emma’s liaison with Fauré ...

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