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FAURE, G.: Piano Quintets (Ortiz, Fine Arts Quartet)

Composer(s):Faure, Gabriel
Artist(s) Fine Arts Quartet, Ensemble • Ortiz, Cristina, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.570938
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 9.99
 

 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Gabriel Fauré’s chamber works, long overshadowed by his popular Requiem (Naxos 8.550765), are regaining their rightful place, as the success of his Violin Sonatas (8.550906) and Cello Sonatas (8.557889) attests. Dubbed the ‘Master of Charm’ by Debussy, Fauré responded to the quasi-orchestral opportunities offered by the piano quintet with two gorgeous works whose frequent economy of means belies the wealth of his inventiveness, the subtlety of his burgeoning counterpoint and the sheer beauty of his melodic and harmonic inspiration. Debussy’s back-handed remark short-changes the value

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Review By Gramophone Classical Music Guide,December 2012

Gramophone award-winner and recording of legendary status

Simply the best: An unrivalled version, a cornerstone of the catalogue. A real gem! © 2012 Gramophone Classical Music Guide



Review By Gramophone Classical Music Guide,December 2011

One of Gramophone Classical Music Guide’s top 100 recordings

Ideally balanced and recorded, Cristina Ortiz and the Fine Arts Quartet offer performances that are warmly affectionate, fluent and musicianly to the core. Surpassing Domus’s fine Hyperion disc, these are outstanding readings and Ortiz is memorably sensitive to Faure’s subtle and intricate piano-writing. © 2011 Gramophone Classical Music Guide




Review By David Denton, Naxos,June 2009

Their account of both [quintets] is outgoing and often highly charged...and Ortiz brings a wealth of delicate playing.





 

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