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Offline mlckitt

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Faure's nocturne no. 4
on: September 27, 2009, 02:25:33 PM
I'm working on the programme notes on Faure's Nocturne No. 4 Op. 36. It says 'To Madame la Comtesse de Mercy-Argenteau', is there anyone who knows something about this Madame?

I just couldn't anything about her in wikipedia!

thanks  :)

Offline aquilise

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Re: Faure's nocturne no. 4
Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 06:06:26 PM

i'm not altogether sur but i think she is Marie-Clotilde-Élisabeth Louise de Riquet ( look at that name on the internet), one of Lizt's lover. There is a book about her and her passion for the russian music ( even though Fauré was French!), but i don't know much about her.

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Re: Faure's nocturne no. 4
Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 06:33:37 PM
hi :)
i found this on wikipedia:
(i wasnt sure if that was the same person as "Madame la Comtesse de Mercy-Argenteau", but then i found something where it said that : "The Nocturne no.4 was dedicated to Madame la Comtesse de Mercy-Argenteau (1837- 1890). so the years are the same as for Marie-Clotilde-Elisabeth Louise de Riquet, and it says on wikipedia she married comte de Mercy-Argenteau, so i guess thats the same person.)

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