– this edition has been produced according to the highest standards of quality and luxury both in term of sound ( full analog mastering using the original tapes ) as in term of album manufacturing ( see details of the making ). The unrivalled luxury here brings the collector back to the golden age of classical records, in the fifties !
Celebrating both the 60th anniversary of the pianist’s death (1958) and and the centenary of the composer’s one (1918), this record is not only a kind of return to the roots, but also of historical importance.
Rarely – or never ?! – Marcelle Meyer’s playing had been reproduced with as much truth and clarity ; the listener can easily enjoy the typical fluidiy of her playing, her tone, her color… The truth of her performance is revived for us.
The fact that it’s also the first genuine original Discophiles Français record published for 60 years, all this makes of it a real record event.
The text of this edition has been written by Frédéric Gaussin, a musicologist, pianist ( former pupil of Agnelle Bundervoet ), who is one of the best connoisseurs of the french piano school.
Each buyer will receive a justification of the draw, confirming the number of his copy. Being hand numeroted, punctured with our logo, it can not be falsified.
Note: in the first track of side B record 211, La Cathédrale engloutie, there are some strange light clics: these come from the recording, they are very proably noise from the pianist’ s chair, or noise of pedalling, and resonnance inside the piano due to an high pitch wire. These are NOT pressing defaults !
Technical advice to play this record : to listen to our record and enjoy it the best possible way, as the lackers have been cut in real monaural, we highly recommand to use a mono cartridge, with a weight of approx. 2g – 2,5 g.