Gabriel Fauré's Élégie pour violoncelle et piano (Elegy for cello and piano), Op. 24, was written in 1880, originally as part of a cello sonata which was never finished, and dedicated to Jules Loeb.
The sad and haunting melodie is one of Fauré's most popular tunes, and is punctuated by an intense and passionate climax, symbolizing the despair of love. In 1890 the composer orchestrated the piece at the request of the famous conductor Edouard Colonne.
|Elégie, Op.24||6:42||Guéret, O. (cello), Micol, M. (piano)|