1885 in Music

I have yet to hear any music published in 1885, apparently. Once I have, this page will have reviews.

1. Gabriel Faure: Barcarole No. 2 in G major, Op. 41 (8/10)

I didn’t write individual reviews of these pieces, so this is one to revisit.

 

2. Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite, op. 40* (7/10)

This “Holberg” is the orchestral version, so I just have to throw my music snobbery out and say “Gol, I wish it was the original.” That being said, and even though I am not really into classicism, I see a kind of bravery in making such unabashedly traditional music at the height of the romantic era. Oh yeah, and the “Andante” is part of our consciousness now, so there’s that.

 

3. Gabriel Faure: Barcarole No. 3 in G-flat major, Op. 42 (7/10)

I didn’t write individual reviews of these pieces, so this is one to revisit.