• 10Mar
    Written By Debbra Cronberger

    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), was one of the leading French composers of his time whose musical style influenced many musicians in the 20th century. Fauré began sketches for the Requiem in 1887. Unlike many composers, he was not drawn to compose a Requiem because of the death of a loved one. When asked about his motivation for writing it, Fauré responded:

    "My Requiem was composed for nothing ... for fun, if I may be permitted to say so!”

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