K, a multicultural orchestra under the direction of the Italian-Brazilian conductor Simone Menezes, is bringing out its first album. Born out of the [...]

Armand-Louis Couperin: Pièces de clavecin

Armand-Louis Couperin – François Couperin ("le Grand") was his father's cousin – was regarded as one of the finest musicians of his time, and his [...]

Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus

Written at the request of Louis XIV in honour of his sister-in-law, Henrietta of England, Le Ballet royal de la naissance de Vénus was performed in 1665 [...]

Chansons pour elle

Julie Cherrier here records an album of songs exploring a variety of moods and situations, and covering over a hundred years of French mélodie, from [...]

Chopin: 19 Valses

Very popular during Chopin’s lifetime, the Waltzes have long been a favourite with professionals and amateurs alike. Highly virtuosic – most of them were [...]

Fauré: Complete Songs

Fauré encounters Dubois... Little can be as momentous for a work as its encounter with an extraordinary interpreter. And today – there’s no doubt about [...]


Through a medley of burlesque miniatures, this recording by Melody Louledjian and Antoine Palloc explores the Paris of the inter-war years. Sometimes [...]

Gabriel Fauré: Horizons II

Simon Zaoui, Pierre Fouchenneret and Raphaël Merlin here resume, and complete, their exploration of the chamber works of Gabriel Fauré, begun in 2018 with [...]

Michel Dalberto: Ravel

Heir to a true French pianistic tradition, Michel Dalberto studied with Vlado Perlemuter, who was a favourite pupil of Alfred Cortot and was coached by [...]

Not all cats are grey

At night not all cats are grey: the Quatuor Hanson proves this to us with this unexpected, phantasmagoric nocturnal odyssey. From the folk echoes of [...]

Rameau: Concerts en sextuor

Transcriptions for string sextet of Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts of 1741, the Concerts en sextuor were published by Saint-Saëns in the [...]