Record Labels Archives: Erato

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Schubertian Refinement from David Fray

David Fray’s previous Schubert release containing the Moments musicaux and D. 899 Impromptus crossed the thin line between inter...
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A Lucia Bloodstained and Proud Of It

There’s no want for superb recordings of this opera--there are at least a half-dozen Maria Callas performances alone, and one wo...
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Big Boxes: 18 Discs of Messiaen from Warner, Hallelujah!

You may not be losing any sleep over your lack of 18 discs of Messiaen, but for all his music’s o...
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Major Discoveries: Roussel’s Aeneas

Jean Martinon recorded a dazzling Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2 with the Chicago Symphony for RCA, a performance never issued on C...
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Historical Gems: A Lili Kraus Treasure Trove

Announcements about Erato’s boxed set devoted to the great pianist Lili Kraus (1903-1986) generated understandable anticipation ...
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Historical Gems: Marcelle Meyer’s Genius Rameau

The legendary French pianist Marcelle Meyer’s 1953 cycle of Rameau’s complete keyboard music is a milestone of the piano disco...
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DiDonato Sings Neapolitan Bel Canto–Gloriously

This bel canto fiesta is filled with mostly unknown pieces. The only familiar works are Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Bellini’s I...
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Big Boxes: Pires’ Complete Erato Recordings

To mark Maria Joåo Pires’ 70th birthday in July 2014, Warner Classics has reissued the pianist’s entire output for the Erato ...
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CD From Hell: Dreadful Riffs On Purcell From Pluhar

I’ve been a great fan of Christina Pluhar and her period-instrument-and-voice group, L’Arpeggiata, which frequently highlights...
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A Priceless “Autograph” from Alexandre Tharaud

Once upon a time before recitals became all too serious, pianists would finish their programs with an encore, or two, or three. Or...