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Fauré: Authentique – Complete Works for Cello & Piano (Audite)

A very cool, unemotional (and unsuccessful) take on Fauré’s cello works [DJB]

Véronique Gens (soprano): Paysage (Alpha Classics)

Delightful lost treasures from French musical history [JF]

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Henry Merckel (violin) French Chamber Works (Forgotten Records)

Classic chamber recordings from the inimitable violinist Henry Merckel and his ensembles [JW]

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Fauré: Complete Songs Vol. 2 (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) This disc has given me enormous pleasure and will continue to do so [JQ]

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Légende – Solo harp works (Claves)

A consistently engaging anthology of ‘romantic’ music for solo harp, all perceptively played [GPu]

Mischa Elman (violin): The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (Biddulph)

An Elman discographic lacuna is put right; fine transfers too [JW]

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Magnard & Fauré: String Quartets (Aeon)

(Déjà Review) Substantial works in immaculate performances [HC]

Sofya Melikyan (piano): Présence lointaine (Rubicon)

An attractive homage to influential Catalan pianist Ricardo Viñes [MC]

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Path to the Moon Works for cello & piano (Chandos)

Three sonatas and a raft of transcribed songs offer fruitful material for the Chandos pairing [JW]

Bonis, Fauré, Hahn: Violin Sonatas (Chandos)

Three contrasting French sonatas offer rewarding virtues [JW]

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Fauré: Pénélope (Erato)

A subtle, carefully crafted opera, beautifully sung even if in the end it lacks melodic memorability [RMo]

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The Paris Opera 1900-1960 (Malibran Music)

Ten very well-filled discs documenting six glorious decades at the Paris Opera [RMo]

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Fauré: Piano Works (Hyperion)

Magical performances, illuminated and musically informed, recorded in superior sound [SG]

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Kathleen Long (piano) The Decca Solo Recordings 1941-1945 (APR)

Refined inscriptions, lovingly restored [SG]

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Impromptus (Naïve)

Margain is very much at home in this music, and is its ideal exponent [SG]

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Voyages (Signum Classics)

A fascinating journey through Baudelaire’s and Goethe’s poetic landscapes [GF]

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Kathleen Long (piano) The Decca Solo Recordings 1941-1945 (APR)

Insightful, stylish Kathleen Long – a pianist too often taken for granted [JW]

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Fauré: Works for Cello & Piano (Alpha Classics)

(Déjà Review) If the rest of this series is of this standard, it will be a compulsory acquisition for all lovers of this composer [GA]

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La Valse (Hänssler Classic)

These wind orchestra arrangements could hardly be better played [MC]

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Chants nostalgiques (B Records)

A well programmed and well performed recital of French song from La Belle Époque [NB]

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Pablo Casals: Philips Legacy (Eloquence)

Late Casals in imperfect recordings, attractively remastered and presented [JW]