Gabriel Urbain Fauré (1845 - 1924) MP

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Birthplace: Pamiers, France
Death: Died in France
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  • Gabriel Fauré, né à Pamiers le 12 mai 1845 et mort à Paris le 4 novembre 1924, est un pianiste, organiste et compositeur français. Élève de Saint-Saëns et Gustave Lefèvre à l’École Niedermeyer de Paris, il est d’abord organiste à l’église de la Madeleine à Paris. Il est ensuite professeur de composition au Conservatoire de Paris, puis directeur de l’établissement de 1905 à 1920. Avec Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, et dans une moindre mesure Erik Satie et Camille Saint-Saëns, il est l’un des grands musiciens français de la fin du XIXe et du début du XXe siècle.
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  • Gabriel Urbain Fauré (12 May 1845 – 4 November 1924)] was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Among his best-known works are his Pavane, Requiem, nocturnes for piano, and the songs "Après un rêve" and "Clair de lune". Although his best-known and most accessible compositions are generally his earlier ones, Fauré composed many of his greatest works in his later years, in a harmonically and melodically much more complex style.

Fauré was born into a cultured but not especially musical family. His talent became clear when he was a small boy. At the age of nine he was sent to a music college in Paris, where he was trained to be a church organist and choirmaster. Among his teachers was Camille Saint-Saëns, who became a lifelong friend. After graduating from the college in 1865 Fauré earned a modest living as an organist and teacher, leaving him little time for composition. When he became successful in his middle age, holding the important posts of organist of the Église de la Madeleine and director of the Paris Conservatoire, he still lacked time for composing; he retreated to the countryside in the summer holidays to concentrate on composition. By his last years, Fauré was recognised in France as the leading French composer of his day. An unprecedented national musical tribute was held for him in Paris in 1922, headed by the president of the French republic. Outside France, Fauré had many admirers in Britain during his lifetime, but his music took decades to become widely accepted in other countries.