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Violin Sonata no. 1 A major op. 13
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About the Composer


Gabriel Fauré

Representative exponent of French music around 1900. His creative work is centered around the art song, piano music (nocturnes, barcarolles, impromptus, valse-caprice), and chamber music – alongside other genres.

1845Born in Pamiers (Ariège) on May 12, the son of a primary school teacher.
1854–65Attends the École de musique classique et religieuse (founded by L. Niedermeyer), where liturgical musicians were educated; lessons with Saint-Saëns (from 1861).
1866–70Organist at the church of Saint-Sauveur in Rennes.
1871After occupying various organist positions in Paris, he becomes assistant organist to Saint-Saëns at Saint-Sulpice. He numbers among the founding members of the Société nationale de musique. Performances of his works in their concerts.
1874Premiere of his “Suite d’orchestre” in F major (“Symphony No. 1”), which is a compilation of existing pieces.
1875/76Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13.
1876–79Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15
1877Maître de chapelle at Paris’s Église de la Madeleine.
1876/78Premiere of his choral work “Les Djinns,” Op. 12.
from 1879Attends performances of Wagner’s music; in his own compositions he distances himself from Wagner.
1885Premiere of his Symphony No. 2 in D minor, later destroyed.
1887/88Requiem, Op. 48.
1891“Cinq Mélodies ‘de Venise’,” Op. 58, on texts by Verlaine.
1892–94“La bonne chanson,” Op. 61, on texts by Verlaine.
1896Successor to Dubois at the Madeleine. He conducts a composition class at the Paris Conservatoire.
1900Premiere of the tragédie lyrique “Prométhée,” Op. 82.
1905–20Director of the Conservatoire.
1909President of the Société musicale indépendante.
1913Premiere in Monte Carlo of his opera “Pénélope.”
1919Song cycle, “Mirages,” Op. 113, with clear features of his modernist late style.
1924Death in Paris on November 4.

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About the Authors

Pascal Rogé (Fingering)


Igor Ozim (Fingering and bowing for Violin)

Prof. Igor Ozim was born in 1931 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After completing his studies at the music conservatory there, he studied with Max Rostal in London, where he also won the Carl Flesch Competition in 1951. After winning the ARD Competition in 1953, he began a phase of intense concert activity in Europe and overseas.

His large repertoire encompasses over 60 violin concertos and numerous chamber music works. Many contemporary compositions, which he has premiered, are also dedicated to him. Ozim has performed with important international orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Orchestra as well as many radio orchestras. Igor Ozim has made many recordings of classical and contemporary works. As one of the most sought-after violin teachers in the world, he has taught at the music conservatories in Cologne and in Bern, as well as at the Mozarteum in Salzburg since 2002. Ozim has given master-classes around the world and is a jury member at many important competitions.

Dieser Leipziger Erstdruck und ein autografes Arbeitsmanuskript des Komponisten sind die wesentlichen Quellen für die jetzt bei Henle erschienene Urtextausgabe, die nicht nur mit einem übersichtlichen und sauberen Druckbild aufwartet, sondern im Anhang auch zahlreiche Anmerkungen zu Bezeichnungen, Quellenabweichungen und Lesarten bereit hält.

Das Orchester, 2013