Eric Le Sage (piano), François Salque (cello), Lise Berthaud (viola) & Daishin Kashimoto (violin)
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Between 1875 and his death in 1924, Fauré produced ten or so compositions that are among the jewels of the French chamber repertoire, written at a time when opera and symphonic music were the predominant genres.
The international artist Eric Le Sage, who is a specialist in this repertoire, continues his exploration of the complete chamber music with piano of Gabriel Fauré, accompanied by a fine team of first-rate artists.This second volume, expertly recorded by Jean-Marc Laisné in the wonderful setting of the MC2 Auditorium in Grenoble, shows extraordinary energy and elegance. The first volume was awarded the highest ratings by the music magazine Classica in December 2011.
“These players get to the heart of Faure's sublime Piano Quartets. They offer fresh perspectives and a compelling balance of nuance with broader lines.”
“What a glorious work the First Piano Quartet is, here given a reading that abounds in warmth and geniality. Sample the Scherzo, for example, which shimmers and darts, seeming to have all the time in the world when it comes to detailing, though these players are no slouches tempo-wise.”
“their performance has all the balance and smoothness of a permanent ensemble...All in all, these are faithful performances without eccentricity. There’s good balance within the group and the music-making is expressive and engaging. The approach is unified, and the overall architecture clear. I find the presentation somewhat down-to-earth, lacking some of the ethereal moments that make this music so special.”
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