GUILET QUARTET ET AL Fauré: Chamber Music, Vol. 2 (1951/2) - PACM060

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GUILET QUARTET ET AL Fauré: Chamber Music, Vol. 2 (1951/2) - PACM060

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Overview

FAURÉ String Quartet in E minor, Op. 121
FAURÉ Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 108

Recorded 1951/52
Total duration: 45:43

Guilet Quartet

Daniel Guilet,
violin
Gaby Casadesus,
piano

This set contains the following albums:

The Guilet Quartet's Fauré Chamber Music

XR-Remastered for finest sound quality


In Summer, 1953, the Nixa Record Company issued two LPs of Fauré's chamber music and this re-release has been sourced from an original pressing of one of those two discs (the other is intended for next month's release).

Copies of the discs are rare, so the restorer has to work from what he has. Like many such LPs, the pressing quality is indifferent and the disc itself badly worn in places (by the 8 gram 'lightweight' pickups of the time!) and with a huge amount of clicking and swishing which needed considerable work to minimise.

Some residue may still be heard on critical listening; but I think that the artistic performances justify the re-release and I'd urge anyone who isn't familiar with these musical by-ways to give them a try: they're pieces that are well worth getting to know

Peter Harrison

    FAURÉ String Quartet in E minor, Op. 121
    FAURÉ Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 108

    Recorded late 1951 (?) early 1952 by Polymusic
    First issued, 1952, in USA on Polymusic 1008
    First issued, 1953, in UK by Nixa Record Company Ltd on QLP 4008
    Total duration: 45:43


    Guilet Quartet:
    Daniel Guilet,
    violin
    Henry Siegl,
    violin
    William Schoen,
    viola
    David Soyer,
    cello


    Daniel Guilet,
    violin
    Gaby Casadesus,
    piano