1881 in Music

Music reviews I’ve written for music published in 1881. So far, there’s only one.

1. Gabriel Faure: Impromptu No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 25 (8/10)

This is a rumbling thing which impresses with its dynamism before it turns into something a little more graceful.

2. Gabriel Faure: Messe des pêcheurs de Villerville (6/10)

The mass seems to have been somewhat forgotten and I can sort of understand why. It’s not on par with Faure’s Requiem, which he wrote later in the decade.