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Jim Svejda
Fanfare, July 2017

[Laurent Wagschal’s] playing is sensitive, elegant, and witty as the moment demands, while his partners are no less striking, especially in the sinuous exchanges throughout the Trio’s slow movement. In fact, the performance does precisely what it was so obviously intended to do by making you wonder, aloud, why music of this quality has remained virtually unknown for more than a century. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review



Stephen Wright
American Record Guide, March 2017

The trio is an ad hoc assembly not related to the Stanislas Quartet and a very fine group, well recorded. I’m familiar with the Stanislas from their Ropartz quartets, and their shortcomings are the same as ever: gauzy tone, approximate tuning in chromatic passages, miserly bass. They’re serviceable, as is their Ropartz, and a better recording of this rarity is unlikely. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Bob McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, November 2016

Pianist Laurent Wagschal, violinist Solenne Païdassi and cellist Sébastien van Kuijk give a magnificent account of the trio. The Stanislas Quartet, which has already distinguished itself with several groundbreaking recordings of rare French repertoire for Timpani, makes a strong case for the quartet.

Made last year at Salle Poirel in Nancy, France, the recordings present an appropriately sized, well-focused sonic image in a warm acoustic with the instruments ideally placed and balanced. Natural strings and a well-rounded piano tone make for an excellent sounding disc that will appeal to late romantic French chamber music enthusiasts, as well as any audiophiles among them. © 2016 Classical Lost and Found Read complete review



Mark Novak
Fanfare, November 2016

The Quatour Stanislas do full justice to this performance with terrific ensemble work and solid intonation. One can’t ask for more in a recorded debut of unfamiliar repertoire. Bravo!

…an excellent recording that captures every nuance in very fine sound, and this one is a real winner. Highly recommended. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review




Mark Novak
Fanfare, November 2016

THIRION, L.: Piano Trio, Op. 11 / String Quartet, Op. 10 (Wagschal, Païdassi, Kuijk, Stanislas Quartet) 1C1237
GODARD Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-4 AP124

…two releases of chamber works from lesser-known composers, Benjamin Godard and Louis Thirion: delightful and engaging music from both in splendid performances. Both of these were reviewed as high resolution stereo downloads, and the sound is thrillingly realistic and natural. The Godard violin sonatas are melodically engaging with plenty of interesting contrasts, while the Thirion chamber works are denser, chromatic, and more French sounding. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review




Stephen Greenbank
MusicWeb International, October 2016

The Quatuor Stanislas give a deeply committed performance, and their polished and flawless ensemble is a strongly positive element.

Wagschal and co. luxuriate in the sumptuous lyricism of the music. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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