Cyrille Dubois on recording the complete Fauré songs

Friday, May 20, 2022

The acclaimed French tenor undertakes his most ambitious recording project to date

The French tenor, Cyrille Dubois, with his regular piano partner Tristan Raës, has recorded the complete songs by Gabriel Fauré. This Aparté release is the first time the entire song output of the composer has been recorded by a single singer. James Jolly caught up with Cyrille Dubois to discuss the project, and also hear about what the tenor is up to next.

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The complete Fauré songs are available on the Aparté label - you can listen in lossless sound via Apple Music below. 


Wigmore Hall concerts (May 21-28)

Saturday May 21, 7.30pm
Quatuor Ebène    

Mozart String Quartet No 14 in G, K387, 'Spring'         
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110 
Brahms String Quartet in B flat, Op 67             

Sunday May 22, 11.30am
Maciej Kułakowski vc          
Jonathan Ware pf                 

JS Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata No 1 in G, BWV1027        
Janáček Pohádka 
Fauré Sicilienne, Op 78. Papillon, Op 77            
Poulenc Sonata for cello and piano 

Sunday May 22, 3.00pm
Samantha Hankey mez       
Malcolm Martineau pf        

Debussy Chansons de Bilitis               
R Strauss Einerlei, Op 69 No 3. Lob des Leidens, Op 15 No 3. Schlechtes Wetter, Op 69 No 5                 
Falla Siete canciones populares españolas     
Berg Sieben frühe Lieder   

Sunday May 22, 7.30pm
Royal College of Music String Showcase Concert

E Meyer Concert Duo for violin and bass – The Prequel
JS Bach Sonata No 2 in A minor for solo violin, BWV1003 – Andante
Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp        
Bach Sonata No 2 in A minor for solo violin, BWV1003 – Andante
Lera Auerbach Postscriptum              
Bach From Sonata No 2 in A minor for solo violin, BWV1003 – Andante (arr by Schumann)
E Meyer Concert Duo for violin and bass – Movement IV
Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667, 'Trout'    

Monday May 23, 1pm
Catriona Morison mez        
Julius Drake pf      

Brahms Dein blaues Auge hält so still, Op 59 No 8. Die Mainacht, Op 43 No 2 , Mädchenlied, Op 107 No 5. Meine Liebe ist grün, Op 63 No 5          
Schumann Sechs Gedichte von N Lenau und Requiem, Op 90             
Elgar Sea Pictures    

Monday May 23, 7.30pm
Wigmore Soloists

Hummel Septett militaire in C, Op 114             
Janáček Concertino              
Martinů La Revue de Cuisine             
Dvořák Piano Quintet No 2 in A, Op 81             

Tuesday May 24, 7.30pm
Danny Driver pf   

Debussy Images, Series 2 – Cloches à travers les feuilles
Ligeti Etudes Book 2 – Galamb borong; Fém; Vertige; Der Zauberlehrling; White on White;  Pour Irina; A bout de souffle; Canon
Evans Peace Piece
Ligeti Etudes Book 2 – En suspens; Entrelacs; Coloana infinită; Désordre; Cordes à vide; Touches bloquées
Chopin Etude in E Op 10 No. 3          
Ligeti Etudes Book 1 – Fanfares , Arc-en-ciel , Automne à Varsovie          
Debussy Images, Series 2 – Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
Ligeti Etudes Book 2 – L'escalier du diable            

Wednesday 25 May, 1pm
Marc-André Hamelin pf     

CPE Bach Württemberg Sonata No 2 in A flat, Wq49/2              
Beethoven Piano Sonata No 29 in B flat, Op 106 'Hammerklavier'            

Wednesday 25 May, 7.30pm
Schumann Quartet               

Mozart String Quartet No 15 in D minor, K421             
Janáček String Quartet No 1, 'Kreutzer Sonata'            
Mozart String Quartet No 20 in D, K499, 'Hoffmeister'                 

Thursday May 26, 11am
Polly Ives presenter             
Ensemble 360       

Schools Concert: Izzy Gizmo
Recommended for Key Stage 1

Thursday May 26, 7pm
Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Prize

To celebrate its Bicentenary in 2022, the Royal Academy of Music presents the grand final of a prestigious new competition, launched in 2020 and judged by a panel of eminent musicians with a prize of £10,000. Open to singers and instrumentalists studying at the Academy, five finalists exhibit the breadth of talent across many disciplines.

Music by Liszt, Stravinsky, Messiaen, Gurney, Handel, Ropartz, Elgar, Saskia, Brahms, Ernst, Szymaniowski and Tchaikovsky

Friday May 27, 7.30pm
'Liturgical Feasts'
Mary Bevan sop   
Tim Mead counterten         
Thomas Walker ten              
Malachy Frame bar  
Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh             

JS Bach Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV29 – Sinfonia in D. Mass in A, BWV234. Sinfonia in D, BWV1045. Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV11 'Ascension Oratorio'

Saturday May 28, 1pm
Jonathan Biss pf  
Schubert Piano Sonata in C minor, D958          
György Kurtág Játékok – Un brin de bruyère a Witold; Fanfare to Judit Maros' wedding;  Hommàge à Jeney (Phone Numbers of our Loved Ones I); (... and round and round it goes); Hommage à Schubert; La Fille aux cheveux de lin - enragée; Márta ligaturája          
Beethoven Piano Sonatas – No 27 in E minor, Op 90; No 31 in A flat, Op 110

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