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Complete mint unplayed set of the three volumes of Coup d'Archet's award-winning L'Archet d'Or series.   These super-limited, subscription only releases appeared between 2002 and 2005.  The three sets comprise twelve LPs, plus two 12" 45s.  All are presented in unique handmade silk screened jackets and housed in foil blocked linen bound slipcases.  

100% analogue mastering from tape at Abbey Road Studios, pressed by Pallas in Germany, these records are all first-ever releases of these recordings.

Limited to only 250 sets, each box and each one of the records in this collection is numbered 005, the earliest number made available to the public.  You can learn more about these influential landmark releases and read reviews by seeking out coupdarchet online.  

L’Archet d’Or Series One


WA Mozart Sonata for Violin and Piano K379

1. Adagio

2. Allegro

3. Andantino cantabile

Jeanne Gautier violin

Yvonne Lefébure piano

Recorded 31.5.59

JS Bach Sonata No.5 in F minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV 1018

1. Largo

2. Allegro

3. Adagio

4. Vivace

Jeanne Gautier violin

Aimee Van De Wiele harpsichord

Recorded 24.05.59



M Ravel Duo for Violin and ‘Cello

1 Allegro

2 Tres vif

3. Lento

4. Vif avec entrain

Jeanne Gautier violin

André Levy cello

Recorded 27.5.61




WA Mozart Piano Sonata in F Major K332

1. Allegro

2. Adagio

3. Allegro Assai

Jacqueline Eymar piano


F Chopin Piano Sonata B flat minor, Op 35

1.Grave – Doppio movimento

2. Scherzo

3. Marche funèbre. Lento – attacka

4. Finale. Presto

Jacqueline Eymar piano

Recorded 10.02.62


Sicilienne, Maria-Theresa von Paradis;

Shimca’s Torah from Baal Shem, Bloch;

Danse Slave No. 1 in G minor, Dvorak/Kreisler;

Malaguena, de Sarasate;

Banjo and Violin, Kroll;

Sonata No. 12, Paganini;

Six Romanian Dances, Bartok/Szekeli

Camilla Wicks violin

Isidor Karr piano

Recorded 12.2.51

L’Archet d’Or Series Two

OR V -

Marcelle Meyer Mozart

Sonata in B flat major K 498a

1. Allegro

2. Andante

3. Menuetto

4. Rondo

5. Fantasy in C minor K 396

rec 11.05.53

Marcelle Meyer piano


Sonata in F major K332

1. Allegro

2. Adagio

3. Allegro assai

rec 11.05.55

4. Adagio in B minor K 540

rec 27.10.56

Marcelle Meyer piano

OR VI - Jeanne Gautier 20th Century Works

1. Ariette - Martinu

2. Berceuse sur le Nom de Faure - Ravel

3. Scherzo (Firebird) Stravinsky/Dushkin

4. Berceuse (Firebird) Stravinsky/Dushkin

rec 01.01.56

5. Prélude et Ronde des Princesses (Firebird) Stravinsky/Dushkin

6. Chanson de Paracha (Russian Maiden’s Song) Stravinsky/Dushkin

7. Ballad (The Fairy’s Kiss) Stravinsky/Gautier

rec 24.07.56

Jeanne Gautier violin

Nadine Desouches piano


Roussel Albert

Sonata Number 2 opus 28 for Violin and Piano

1. Allegro con motto

2. Andante

3. Presto

rec 13.04.57

Jeanne Gautier violin

Lelia Gousseau piano


OR VII Maurice Marechal Brahms and Beethoven Cello Sonatas

Brahms ‘Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, opus 38

1. Allegro non troppo

2. Allegretto quasi Menuetto

3. Allegro

rec 13.10.59

Maurice Marechal cello

Cecile Ousset piano


Beethoven ‘Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, opus 5 No 2

1. Adagio sostenuto – Allegro molto

2. Rondo (Allegro)

rec 01.01.58

Maurice Marechal cello

Cecile Ousset piano


OR VIII - Agnelle Bundervoet Ravel and Debussy

Gaspard de la Nuit – Ravel

1. Ondine (lent)

2. Le Gibet (tres lent)

3. Scarbo (modéré)

rec. 10.11.59

Agnelle Bundervoet piano


Debussy - Images Book One

1. Reflets dans l’eau (andantino molto)

2. Hommage à Rameau (lent et grave)

3. Mouvement (animé)

rec. 09.01.60

Agnelle Bundervoet piano


L’Archet d’Or Series Three

OR IX – Agnelle Bundervoët – Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin

(Six pieces pour piano)








Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (1959)

Modéré – trés franc

Assez lent


Assez animé

Presque lent


Moins vif




OR X – Germaine Thyssens-Valentin & Loewenguth Qtt – Fauré


Piano Quintet No 2 op 115 in C Minor for Piano and Strings

Allegro moderato

Allegro vivo

Andante moderato

Allegro molto


Fantasy for Flute and Piano with Michel Debost, flute (1961)


OR XI – André Levy – J.S. Bach - Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello

Suite No 2 in D minor BWV 1008 (1962)

1. Prélude

2. Allemande

3. Courante

4. Sarabande

5. Minuetto I, Minuetto II

6. Gigue


Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (1961)

1. Prélude

2. Allemande

3. Courante

4. Sarabande

5. Bourrée I, Bourrée II

6. Gigue


OR XII – Le Trio de France (Jeanne Gautier, Geneviève Joy, André Levy)

 Joachin Turina Piano Trio No 1, op 35

1 Prelude et Fugue. Lento – Allegretto

2 Theme et Variations:

1) Theme. Andante/2) Variation I. Allegro Moderato/3) Variation II. Andantino Mosso/4) Variation III. Moderato/5) Variation IV. Allegro/6) Variation V. Andantino

3 Sonate: Allegro – Allegretto

Recorded 1960

Ravel Trio pour Piano, Violon et Violoncelle

Modéré (sonata-allegro)

Pantoum (scherzo and trio)

Passacaille (passacaglia)

Final (sonata-allegro)

Recorded 1958


Special issues - ORSP 45s

ORSP 01 - Maurice Maréchal, Odette Pigault (p)

Yves Levallois/ Henriette Roget - In Memorium

Fauré – Elegy for ‘Cello and Piano (op 24)


ORSP 02 – Germaine Thyssens-Valentin , Pierre Mollet (baritone)

Fauré – Le Bonne Chanson (op 61)

1. Une Sainte en son aureole

2. Puisque l'aube grandit

3. La lune blanche luit dans les bois

4. J'allais par des chemins perfides

5. .J'ai presque peur, en verite

6. Avant que tu ne t'en ailles

7. Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'ete

8. N'est-ce pas?

9. L'Hiver a cesse

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MINT (M): Brand new and unplayed. Perfect, no indications of being handled or played. I only use this grading if I know for sure the record has not been played.

NEAR MINT (NM): The record is virtually flawless, clean and shiny.  Very minor, barely visible innerbag wear may be permitted, but no scratches. The disc should play with no audible noise. Jacket is as close to perfect.

EXCELLENT (EX): Record plays near perfectly, but may have minor paper scuffs that do not interfere with the sound quality. There can possibly be a non-sounding mark or two but nothing that affects play. Record is clean and shiny.  Any issues with the jacket will be minor and described.

Because I have never collected records that are a lower grade than EX, you won't be finding any for sale here.


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I ensure that used records from my collection arrive with you in the same lovely condition they leave me, carefully packed in secure professional wraps with sheet polystyrene and cardboard packing.  Shipping costs reflect packaging.  I do not use bits of old cardboard box or those cheap flimsy envelope style mailers.

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