Vous est-il déjà arrivé de voir quelque chose qui n'était pas vraiment là ? De vous entendre appelé par votre nom dans une maison vide ? D'avoir l'impression que quelqu'un vous suivait puis de vous retourner sans rien découvrir ? …
“This disc represents a major expansion in repertoire … excellently played and recorded“ (Fanfare)
The fifth CD boxed set, Vol. V, from the series The RIAS Amadeus Quartet Recordings is dedicated to nineteenth-century Romantic composers. This six-volume edition presents exclusively first releases on CD. The Amadeus Quartet included a wider repertoire in the broadcasting studio than in the recording studio. Works by Edvard Grieg and Robert Schumann interpreted by the Amadeus Quartet can be heard here for the first time on CD. And five works in this edition represent novel repertoire that the Amadeus Quartet never recorded on LP: Dvorák's Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, Grieg's String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27, Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12, as well as Schumann's String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3 and Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44.
Renaud Capuçon now has more than one string on his violin: Festival director (Les Rencontres artistiques de Bel-Air, Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival), a well-known chamber musician (he counts Hélène Grimaud, Martha Argerich, Frank Braley or Nicholas Angelich among his election partners), not to mention his brief appearance in the film of Claude Lelouch 7. 57 ap-pm. On the occasion of his 40th birthday, Warner published a CD set entitled "Le Violon Roi", which acts as a portrait of the French violinist, "an enlightened ambassador of classical music to the general public". At his side, the greatest orchestras, conductors and musicians give him the replica in these mostly well-known pieces of music.
Since he hated recording, Sergiu Celibidache's Bruckner recordings enjoyed a certain limited critical reputation in the later years of the twentieth century because most of his performances were available only as pirated air checks with awful sound and atrocious surfaces…
For 30 years Michel Plasson has recorded French music exclusively for EMI Classics. This exclusive box is truly unique as it covers all the masterpieces of French repertoire: concertos by Ravel, Fauré's Requiem, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Bizet's only symphony, L'Arlesienne; Lalo's Symphony; etc . . .
This reissue box collects the entire cycle of Mozart keyboard sonatas, plus single-movement works, recorded by Austrian pianist Paul Badura-Skoda on a 1790 Schantz fortepiano that he himself owns. The six CDs included were originally recorded between 1978 and 1990 for a group of related French labels; the budget-price reissue on Naïve is a bit atypical for that label, which has specialized in innovative and lavishly designed full-priced releases. Online retail presentations may not make clear that they are fortepiano recordings, recordings made on a keyboard instrument probably very much like one Mozart would have played himself.