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  • Jean Françaix

    CD 1 :



    String Quartet(1937) – “Sonatine” for violin tand piano (1934) – Thème and Variations for clarinet and piano (1974) -” Divertissement”  for piano and String Trio(1933)

    CD 2 :

    Dixtuor for String Quintet and Woodwind Quintet (1987) – Eight  bagatelles for piano and String Quartet(1932) – Nonetto after Mozart for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and String Quintet (1995)

    CD 3 :

    Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and String Quintet (1972) – “Divertissement” for Bassoon and String Quintet  (1942) – Quintet for clarinet and String Quartet (1977) – “L’heure du berger” for piano and String Quintet (1947)

    with Jean Françaix, piano and conductor


    … Today, as in 1996, the musicians of the Octet France are their business. It is the same for them Françaix concocted in 1995 from his Nonetto Quintet K. 452 by Mozart, it transposed the piano part for string quintet. delicious! ”

    François Laurent, Diapason

    “… For over thirty years, the Octet France raised high the reputation of the French chamber music. This kit can be listened to as a manisfeste.”

    Jacques Bonnaure, Classica

  • Max Bruch - Felix Weingartner
    Max Bruch – Felix Weingartner

    Max Bruch : Septet for 2 violins, cello, double bass, clarinet, french horn, bassoon – Op. posth.
    Felix Weingartner : Octet for piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, clarinet, french horn, bassoon – Op. 73
    2010 Calliope

    “…Both are beautifully interpreted, two differnt atmospheres, but both providing the same pleasure…”

    ( L’Education Musicale, Nov. 2011)

  • Antonin Reicha - Octuor opus 96 + Quinquette
    Antonin Reicha

    OCTET in e flat major opus 96 for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn and String quartet
    QUINTET in b flat major opus 89 for Clarinet and String quartet

    2009 Calliope – CAL9411

  • Beethoven et Blanc
    Beethoven – Blanc

    Ludwig van Beethoven : SEPTET opus 20 in E flat major
    Adolphe Blanc : SEPTET opus 40

    2007 Calliope – CAL9384

    “…A refeshing CD providing unending richness, tu be listened to regularity…”


  • Messiaen - Quatuor pour la Fin des Temps
    Olivier Messiaen

    2006 Calliope – CAL9898

    Yuriko Naganuma (Violin)
    Jean-Louis Sajot (Clarinet)
    Anne-Lise Gastaldi (Piano)
    Paul Broutin (Cello)

  • Jean-Sébastien Bach
    Jean-Sébastien Bach

    Goldberg Variations BWV 988
    2003 Calliope – CAL9334
    Instrumentation : Marcel Bitsch

  • Franz Schubert - Octuor en fa majeur opus 166
    Franz Schubert

    OCTET in F major opus 166 – D.803
    for 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, french horn, bassoon
    2002 Calliope – CAL9314

    “The approach (of the Octuor de France) is convincing by its spicy tone and its refined phrasing which preserve the work’s intimacy while at the same time underlining its momentum and its consuming lyricism.” DIAPASON (5 diapasons)

  • Marcel Landowsky - Quatuor L'Interrogation
    Marcel Landowski

    The last recording of Marcel LANDOWSKI (1915 / 1999)
    String Quartet aka. “L’Interrogation” (1995)
    Pas de deux for Violin and Piano (1993)
    Variation I Moderato, Variation II Allegro agitato
    Etude de Sonorité for Violin and Piano (1973)
    Sonate en Duo for Clarinet and Piano (1992)
    Larghetto, Adagio, Allegro vivace

    1999 Erol

  • Mozart - Brahms - Quinquettes
    Mozart – Brahms

    Wolfgang-Amadeus MOZART : Quintet K.581 for Clarinet and String quartet
    Johannes BRAHMS : Quintet opus 115 for Clarinet and String quartet

    1997 Erol – ER 96003

    “…if you wish to put the quality of this recording to the test, simply listen to the slow movement of each quintet to know you have a recording in which the musicians have given everything they have in the interests of good music. Sajot, an exceptional clarinettist, makes his instrument sing. We recommend this recording for its exceptional musical quality. You will certainly want to own a copy for yourself and that says everything!” – AUDIOCLASICA (Spain)

  • Jean Français - Concerto pour violon n°1 - Yuriko NAGANUMA
    Jean Françaix

    Concerto n°1 for violin and orchestra
    Les Malheurs de Sophie – extracts from the ballet
    Symphony in G major

    Yuriko NAGANUMA (1st violin of the Octuor de France)
    Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte-Carlo – Dir : Jean Françaix
    1997 – Erol

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