Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Magnard & Fauré: String Quatets

Both of these quartets appeared in the wake of the long wave that had begun in the 1880's and which witnessed the blossoming of a veritable chamber music school in France. The Ysaÿe Quartet gives a remarkable readings of these two masterpieces of 20th Century French Music.

“The muscular Alberic Magnard and more reserved Faure both receive idiomatic and committed performances, with a magnificent range of colour, and just a few rough edges.” --BBC Music Magazine, April 2012 ****

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