Eric Le Sage
Available languages: EnglishEric le Sage is a French pianist best known for his performances of the music of Robert Schumann and other Romantic composers. After studying at the Paris Conservatoire, he went to London to study with Maria Curcio. In 1985 he won the International Piano Competition in Porto, followed by winning the Robert Schumann International Competition in Zwickau in 1989. Later that year, le Sage went on to win the Leeds Competition, which gave him the opportunity to perform in concert with Simon Rattle. His career has taken him around the world, and he has performed with major orchestras and chamber ensembles in Europe and the United States. A regular participant in music festivals in France, le Sage founded the International Music Festival of Salon-de-Provence in 1993. In addition to his recordings of Schumann, le Sage has also specialized in the music of Gabriel Fauré and released a recording of the complete keyboard works of Francis Poulenc.
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With their poetry, their passionate and intimate lyricism, their refined style that gradually reveals hidden depths, the thirteen Nocturnes of Gabriel Fauré are the most significant group of works in his oeuvre for solo piano. Composed over a period of forty-six years (between 1875 and 1821), they bear witness to the composer’s remarkable stylistic evolution. From a form of expression rooted in romanticism, to an aesthetic fully aligned with 20th-century modernity, Fauré can be said to have shaped his musical personality like a sculptor. His Nocturnes are not all of equal importance, but as a whole their diversity and development offer a perfect panorama of his art. Éric Le Sage, one of the French piano school’s main representatives, whose many recordings for Alpha include the complete chamber music of Fauré, here interprets the repertoire closest to his heart. © Alpha Classics
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