Jeanne Gautier, Vol. II;  Lelia Gousseau;   Lazare-Levy (2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-971)
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Jeanne Gautier, Vol. II;  Lelia Gousseau;   Lazare-Levy (2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-971)
S0764. JEANNE GAUTIER, w. Lelia Gousseau (Pf.): Six Violin Sonatas; LELIA GOUSSEAU, w.Jeanne Gautier (Violin): Piano Sonata in B-flat, K.570 - Broadcast Performances, 1953; JEANNE GAUTIER, w. Lazare-Lévy (Pf.): Violin Sonatas K.304 & 306 - Broadcast Performance, 5 Feb., 1956 (all Mozart). (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-971. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.


“The marvellous violinist Jeanne Gautier (1898–1974) has long languished in undeserved oblivion. A superb virtuoso who embodied a quintessentially Gallic blend of astringency and sensuousness, she embraced music of her time, collaborating among others with Ravel and Stravinsky. Jeanne Gautier is an important, yet sadly neglected violinist.”


"The exquisite violinist Jeanne Gautier is one of those artists for whom historical details have not been available. As a soloist, she was also partner of André Levy and Geneviève Joy in the Trio de France. Her playing reflects a great sensibility and solid temperament. She was born on 18 September, 1889 at Asnières-sur-Seine, France and died on 6 January, 1974.

As a celebrated pupil of the icon Lazare-Lévy, Lélia Gousseau was a major performer from the 1930s to 1950s and beginning in 1952 embarked on an international career, playing with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston Symphony while touring the U.S. Sadly, she recorded very little commercially."

- J. R. Peters