About Gabriel Fauré's Preludes
The preludes of op. 103 are mature works, composed by Fauré at the age of 65 in 1910.
In May that year, the first three were premiered by the famous French pianist Marguerite Long, who was one of the most important advocates of Fauré’s piano music, although the two were not always the best of friends. On one occasion Fauré even called her “a shameless woman who uses my name to get on”.
It is probable that Fauré originally intended to continue the series and write one prelude in every major and minor key.