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.
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 ...