8 minutes | Mar 25, 2021

Honens @ Home: Adela Liculescu performs Fauré

In 2018, Honens International Piano Competition Semifinalists chose between four programs in the collaborative round. Semifinalist Adela Liculescu chose the program that included Gabriel Fauré's Violin Sonata No. 1.About the piece, Fauré's former piano teacher, Camille Saint-Saëns, said: "In this sonata you can find everything to tempt a gourmet: new forms, excellent modulations, unusual tone colours, and the use of unexpected rhythms. A magic floats above everything, encompassing the whole work, causing the crowd of usual listeners to accept the unimagined audacity as something quite normal. With this work Monsieur Fauré takes his place among the masters.”It's no wonder the piece is one of Jon Kimura Parker's favourites. -Watch the video edition of this excerpt at honens.com/home.
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