P1330. HENRIETTE FAURÉ, w.Yvonne Astruc (Violin): Sonata #2 in f (Enescu); w.Dervaux Cond. RTF S.O.: Piano Concerto #4 in c (Saint-Saëns); QUINTETTE CHAILLEY-RICHEZ: Piano Quintet in f (Hahn). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-825, Live Performances, 1945-55. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
"French pianist Henriette Fauré (1907-1985) made the music of Maurice Ravel sing on the performing stage. One of the first to play his music in public, she made recordings of his works from the 1930s to 1950, but died before she was able to complete her projected recordings of the complete piano music of Ravel. She had spent much of 1922 working with Ravel and her recordings are considered closest in spirit to what the composer had intended."
- Maureen Buja, 24 July, 2017
"How obscure is Ms. Fauré? Do a web search and virtually nothing comes up. You'll find that her greatest claim to fame is that she studied with Maurice Ravel and was one of the first artists to extol the virtues in his music and play them in public. She also studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Louis Diémer, one of the leading exponents and most accomplished pianists of the French school at the turn of the 20th century. You won't find a biography or discography online though, so I can't tell you anything about her other than that because of her association with Ravel, her interpretations of his music are considered by some to be definitive and the few records she made, particularly those of Ravel's music, are sought after and in short supply."
- Michael Fremer, 13 Sept., 2014