Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Giles-without-Cripplegate
Fore Street
City of London



Camille Saint-SaensDanse Macabre in G minor, Op.40 (arr. violin & piano)
Maurice RavelTzigane
Maurice RavelBerceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré
Ernest ChaussonPoème, Op.25
Gabriel FauréApres un Rêve, Op.7 no.1
Gabriel FauréViolin Sonata no.1 in A major, Op.13


Viv McLean – piano
Fenella Humphreys – violin
Jessica Duchen – author / narrator

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Programme Note

Fenella Humphreys (violin), Viv McLean (piano) and Fauré biographer Jessica Duchen mark the centenary of the composer’s death with a breathtaking musical love story. Drawing on Fauré’s letters to his fiancée, Marianne Viardot, and on Turgenev’s novella The Song of Triumphant Love, it has rarely been told before. Words and music in alternation build the narrative together, while the concert spotlights Fenella in some of the most thrilling French virtuoso violin works of the fin-de-siècle era. 

Director of the Paris Conservatoire where his nickname is The Archangel, Fauré was ultimately responsible for the pre-eminence of French music in the 20th century. It will be 100 years since his death in November 2024.

Forms part of ten days of concerts of beautiful music, around themes of love, romance and Shakespeare performed in one of the historic churches within London's Square Mile. 

‘Archangel’ - a foray into Gabriel Faure

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