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Faure: Violin Sonata In A; Piano Quartet In C Minor; String Quartet In E Minor
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Faure: Violin Sonata In A; Piano Quartet In C Minor; String Quartet In E Minor
Genre: Classical
 
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French style is elusive and Fauré's is even more elusive, so this attractive collection of major works performed by outstanding prewar exponents of French music is invaluable. The Thibaud- Cortot Sonata is about as defini...  more »

      
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All Artists: Krettly Quartet
Title: Faure: Violin Sonata In A; Piano Quartet In C Minor; String Quartet In E Minor
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Label: Biddulph Records
Release Date: 12/16/1997
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 744718011629

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French style is elusive and Fauré's is even more elusive, so this attractive collection of major works performed by outstanding prewar exponents of French music is invaluable. The Thibaud- Cortot Sonata is about as definitive an interpretation as you can get, as is their lovely Berceuse. The Casadesus-Calvet quintet is almost at that level, with sparkling pianism and lean, clearly articulated string playing. It's an elegant reading, with lightfingered playfulness in the scherzo and welcome forward momentum in the final allegro. The late quartet gets a similarly fine performance from the now almost forgotten Krettly Quartet, who explore the work's complex, adventurous harmonies and capture its inward qualities, succeeding where many recent recordings fail. --Dan Davis