Terpsycordes - Discography


Both on stage and in the recording studio, the Terpsycordes assert their eclecticism. Their recordings, all acclaimed by the specialized press, reflect a determination to penetrate the very heart of each piece they play, combining rigour and fantasy.

Next recording


With Mūza Rubackyté, piano Quintet for piano and strings op. 42 (1918) Recording in December 2015, release in 2016, by Brilliant Classics

Previous recordings


With William Sabatier, bandoneon Suite for String Quartet and bandoneon based songs of E. Piaf, compositions and arrangements by W. Sabatier (2013) Five Tango Sensations, A. Piazzolla (1989) Four for tango, A. Piazzolla (1988) Album recorded in May 2015, release in en 2016

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Quartettsatz D. 703 in C minor (1820) Quartet D. 887 in G major (1826) Album recorded in December 2014 Release in September 2015, by Ambronay Editions (AMY 044)






With Maël Godinat Trionyx 10 pieces composed by Maël Godinat on poems of Gabriel Alanis CD/vinyle recorded live in 2013 Released in March 2015 in self-production by Trionyx


Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

Quatuor Op. 18 n°6 en si bémol majeur La Malinconia
Quatuor Op. 132 en la mineur

Album enregistré sur instruments Vuillaume montés d'époque (boyaux)

Paru en février 2013 aux éditions Ambronay (AMY 037) 
Enregistrement: Nordklang Berlin

Récompense "Supersonic" de Pizzicato



Joseph HAYDN

 The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross

 This latest album of Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece, recorded on Vuillaume instruments, was released in April 2009 by Ricercar

 Ref. RIC 281

5 Diapasons


Critics : 

" The rich subtlety of this wordless narration is rendered with a near perfect instrumental smoothness. " Diapason (F) - translation

" This performance, by the multinational Quatuor Terpsycordes, strikes an almost hypnotic tone. The group uses violins from the nineteenth century, furnished with gut strings and Classical-style bows that create a smooth, mournful sound with consistent, subtle attacks."

www.allmusic.com (USA)



Death and the Maiden / Rosamunde

This album of two quartets by Franz Schubert, recorded on Vuillaume instruments, was published in November 2008 by Ricercar

5 Diapasons



Critics :

"The Terpsycordes offer a rendering of these quartets that is both novel and poetical." Diapason (F) - translation

"This is an unusual recording of two very frequently played pieces that more than achieves its goal of contributing something new to the chain of interpretation." www.allmusic.com (USA)

"A disk which, without doubt, sets a new standard." Tribune de Genève (CH) - translation  


Joseph HAYDN

Quartets opus 33, n° 1, 2 and 5

This album of three great quartets by Joseph Haydn, recorded on period instruments, was published in April 2006, by Claves Records

Ref. Claves 50-2608

4 Étoiles du Monde de la Musique



Critics : 

" The brilliant young Terpsycordes Quartet play very beautifully and with great verve." www.discovery-records.com (UK)

" The performances of the Terpsycordes Quartet contain much to admire." International Record Review (UK)

" In every movement there is intelligence and a well-developed sense of shape and argument" www.musicweb-international.com (UK)



Quartets opus 41, n° 1, 2 and 3

This disc of all three quartets by Robert Schumann was published in October 2004, by Claves Records

5 Étoiles chez Klassik.com





" From the outset of their début disc they display a nicely balanced ensemble with a pleasing tone that has been well schooled. [...] The recording is warm, cleanly defined and very natural." The Strad Magazine (UK)

" This recording [...] demonstrates that historically informed recordings yield the most interesting results when the musicians themselves do the research rather than rely on received wisdom. The sound quality is crisp and focused." www.allmusic.com (USA)