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Gabriel Fauré

The Dolly Suite is a set of six short character pieces for piano duet which Fauré composed over the years 1893 to 1896. The set is dedicated to Hélène Bardac ("Dolly"), daughter of the singer, Emma Bardac, with whom Fauré enjoyed a brief relationship in the 1890s. Mme. Bardac would go on to become the second wife of Claude Debussy in 1905; Debussy composed his own homage to domesticity, the Children's Corner Suite, for their daughter together, Claude-Emma. Hélène and her family are at the center of the Dolly Suite, which begins with "Berceuse," a peaceful nursery song.

-- Chris Morrison, All Music Guide, (Excerpt)