Franck Faure

Les Absolus (Ravel, Faure, Franck, Chausson) / Zino Francescatti (1999)

Les Absolus (Ravel, Faure, Franck, Chausson) / Zino Francescatti (1999)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 623 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Sony | 2CD

Though indeed of Italian background, violinist Zino Francescatti was a Frenchman, born in Marseilles in 1902. His real name was René-Charles Francescatti. Both his parents played the violin, and his father René had been a student of Paganini.

The Rubinstein Collection (94 CD) [1999]  Music

Posted by Freesty1er at Oct. 27, 2010
The Rubinstein Collection (94 CD) [1999]

The Rubinstein Collection (94 CD) [1999]
EAC & FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 25.75 GB | Publisher: RCA Red Seal | Fileserve
Quartet Via Nova, Jean Hubeau - Gabriel Faure: Quintettes, Quatuors, Trio (1971) 3 CDs, Reissue 1994

Gabriel Fauré: Quintettes, Quatuors, Trio (1971) 3 CDs, Reissue 1994
Quartet Via Nova; Jean Hubeau, piano; Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, violin;
Colette Lequien, viola; André Navarra, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 785 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 396 Mb | Scans ~ 277 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 4509-96953-2 | Time: 02:50:07

An attractive and intelligently annotated set, devoted to Fauré’s chamber music with piano; the sole drawback concerns generally astringent sound quality in these 1969/70 recordings. Pianist Jean Hubeau features in all but one of these performances. An uncommonly perceptive, adroit, and lucidly compelling artist, his readings of the large-scale piano quintets, Opp. 89 and 115, are superb. He is partnered by the Quatuor Via Nova, who contribute their own serenely idiomatic account of Fauré’s three-movement string quartet, Op. 121. Hubeau’s impressively understated pianism adds distinction to refined performances of the piano quartets, Opp. 15 and 45, and the particularly fine D minor Trio, Op. 120.
Angela Hewitt - Faure: Piano Music (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Angela Hewitt - Faure: Piano Music (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 72:40 minutes | 574 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Angela Hewitt's recordings of French piano music have received the highest critical acclaim. For this release, she turns to Faure, a French composer who is both serious and introspective, with a refinement that has led to him being relatively overlooked by some performers. In Angela Hewitt's hands this music is an utter joy. This album includes the composer's major work in the genre, the Theme et variations, Op 73, along with a selection of Valses-caprices and Nocturnes. It ends with a more radiant piece from Faure's youth, the Ballade pour piano seul, Op 19, dedicated to Saint-Saens.
Shlomo Mintz, Yefim Bronfman - Gabriel Faure: Violin Sonatas (1987)

Shlomo Mintz, Yefim Bronfman - Gabriel Fauré: Violin Sonatas (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 207 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 423 065-2 | 00:51:49

In the 41 - year gap between these two sonatas Fauré, increasingly beset by deafness, withdrew into a more private, recondite world all his own. The Second, in consequence, has never enjoyed the popularity of the First—and in fact was conspicuous by its absence from the CD catalogue until this welcome new release. Collectors may recall that when Lydia Mordkovitch and Gerhard Oppitz recorded the First for Chandos they preferred to couple it with Richard Strauss's early Sonata in E flat. Comparison of the two teams in the A major Sonata, Op. 13, leaves me in no doubt that the newcomers would be my first choice. In saying that, I don't want to underestimate Mordkovitch. But with her fine-spun, silken tone and sensitively tapered phrasing she is far too often overpowered by Oppitz, who in the resonant acoustic of St Luke's Church, Chelsea, emerges not only too loud but also rather too often the victim of his own over-generously used right pedal. The Cologne venue accorded to Mintz and Bronfman is kinder: though anything but timid Bronfman preserves far greater textural clarity, and never allows his piano to outweigh Mintz's violin unless at the composer's own behest.(Gramophone, 1/1988)
Cesar Franck - Symphony In D Minor - Symphonic Variations (Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, Jorge Bolet) (1987)

Cesar Franck - Symphony In D Minor - Symphonic Variations (Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, Jorge Bolet) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, png) | 345 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 255 mb
Classical | Label: London Records 417 487-2

The most brilliant of Belgian composer César Franck's compositions were written during the final decade of his life; the Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra, the famous Violin Sonata, the D major String Quartet, and, perhaps most important, the Symphony in D minor are all the products of a single, remarkable five-year period. The Symphony, by no means an immediate success with critics or audiences, has nevertheless become so fused with the popular image of César Franck that it is nearly impossible to think of him without also thinking of this 40-minute orchestral juggernaut.

Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 4, 2017
Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)

Elke Völker - Franck: …avant César Franck
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:12 min | 281 MB
Label: Aeolus | Tracks: 10 | 2017

We continue our successful collaboration with the german organist Elke Völker. Her new recording, however, is not dedicated to the composer Karg-Elert, but to César Franck!

Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 27, 2017
Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)

Elke Völker - Franck: …avant César Franck (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:18 | 180 MB
Label: Aeolus | Release Year: 2017

"Caesar Franck before Caesar Franck," allow one legitimately to ask what this means. Simple, reader friend: these are pieces of organ that the master wrote in his first maturity, before his final language developed as found in his Symphony, his great works for piano or his Sonata For violin and piano. Most of these works for organ were not published during his lifetime but only around 1905 by his son, some even rediscovered here a few years. It is therefore well Franck organist famous before Franck famous composer who is presented here, knowing that every organist of good quality has to write and improvise for his instrument; And that even before himself, Franck was already seriously exploring Franck's style. Elke Völker plays an impressive Cavaillé-Coll, the neo-gothic basilica Notre-Dame de Bonsecours near Rouen; The instrument was inaugurated in 1857, precisely the period at which Franck wrote these works.
Faure Quartett - Popsongs [2009, Deutsche Grammophon # 476 361-0] (RE-UP)

Fauré Quartett - Popsongs
FLAC, EAC, LOG & CUE | Artwork | Size: 255 MB + Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon 476 361-0 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Classical/Pop | Style: Crossover

…A really amazing album, full of creative energy and impeccable performances by the Fauré Quartett (Erika Geldsetzer on violin, Sascha Frombling on viola, Konstantin Heidrich on cello & Dirk Mommertz on piano), featuring unpredictable chamber arrangements - by the likes of Peter Hinderthur, Wieland Reissman and producer Sven Helbig - of pop tunes. Gorgeous sound quality for a perfect album!
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.