Faure: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Fauré: Piano Quartets Volume 2 Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op. 15 Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45 Eric Le Sage (piano), François Salque (cello), Lise Berthaud (viola) & Daishin Kashimoto (violin)
Between 1875 and his death in 1924, Fauré produced ten or so compositions that are among the jewels of the French chamber repertoire, written at a time when opera and symphonic music were the predominant genres. The international artist Eric Le Sage, who is a specialist in this repertoire, continues his exploration of the complete chamber music with piano of Gabriel Fauré, accompanied by a fine team of firstrate artists.This second volume, expertly recorded by Jean-Marc Laisné in the wonderful setting of the MC2 Auditorium in Grenoble, shows extraordinary energy and elegance. The first volume was awarded the highest ratings by the music magazine Classica in December 2011.