Faure • Massenet

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4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0

COMPOSERS: Faure; Massenet
LABELS: Sony
ALBUM TITLE: Faure
WORKS: Piano Quartet 1; Piano Quartet 2
PERFORMER: Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Kathryn Stott
CATALOGUE NO: 518805 2

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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.

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Erik Levi