EMMA BOYNET Complete solo 78-rpm recordings & Fauré LPs


COMPACT DISC 1 78rpm recordings 1933-1939 (82'42)

1. SCHUBERT Impromptu in G flat major D899/3 (Op 90/3) 

2. WEBER Rondo brillante in E flat major ‘La gaîté’ Op 62

3. FAURÉ Nocturne No 4 Op 36; 4. Impromptu No 2 Op 31 

5. FALLA Andaluza

6. BACH/PERRACHIO Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV711 

7. HAYDN Rondo from Sonata in C major Hob XVI:48

8. CHABRIER Idylle; 9. Bourrée fantasque 

10. FAURÉ Barcarolle No 5 Op 66

11. DEBUSSY Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir 

12. PIERNÉ Nocturne en forme de valse Op 40/2

13. PHILIPP Nocturne Op 90; 14. Feux-follets

15. SÉVERAC Baigneuses au soleil

16. IBERT La marchande d’eau fraiche; 17. Le petit âne blanc

18-21. 4 Ancient Airs and Dances (transcribed by Isidor Philipp)


COMPACT DISC 2 The Fauré LP recordings 1950 & 1952 (82'15)


1-6. Barcarolles: No 1 in A minor, Op 26; No 2 in G major, Op 41; No 3 in G flat major, Op 42; No 4 in A flat major, Op 44; No 5 in F sharp minor, Op 66; No 6 in E flat major, Op 70

7-9. Trois romances sans paroles Op 17 

10. Improvisation Op 84/5

11. Clair de lune Op 46/2 (transcribed by Albert Périlhou)

12-17. Nocturnes: No 1 in E flat minor, Op 33/1; No 2 in B major, Op 33/2; No 3 in A flat major, Op 33/3; No 4 in E flat major, Op 36; No 6 in D flat major, Op 63; No 7 in C sharp minor, Op 74

Parisian, Emma Boynet (1891–1974) studied with Isidore Philipp at the Conservatoire and became an established part of the local music scene in the 1920s and 30s. She was one of the few French pianists to find success in the USA, travelling there for the first time in the company of her former teacher in 1934, and as a result, made several discs for Victor in New York, including a five-disc 78rpm album entitled ‘French Piano Music’. Her career seems to have faltered in the 1950s but not before she made two highly regarded (but now rare) Fauré LPs which have become collectors’ items. We are delighted to reissue them here.