Faure • Massenet

Album title:
Faure
Composer(s):
Faure; Massenet
Works:
Piano Quartet 1; Piano Quartet 2
Performer:
Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Kathryn Stott
Label:
Sony
Catalogue Number:
518805 2
Performance:
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Sound:
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4
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine

Powerhouse chamber music playing that casts a more Germanic light on these works than one often finds. At times the approach, especially in the outer movements, is a bit too full-blooded for my taste, but Emanuel Ax in particular demonstrates some wonderfully delicate touches in the two scherzos.

Erik Levi

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