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A very rare opportunity to purchase the ultimate collection of the complete Coup d’Archet L’Archet d’Or Series 1-3.  A set of ‘release copies’ with a complete set of single sided test pressings.  One of only three such sets. 

Responsible for introducing the artistry of many of these musicians to the international market between twelve and fifteen years ago and long unavailable, these award-winning (and influential) landmark productions rarely surface in the secondary market.  Certainly never like this. 

Featuring hand silk-screened artwork and hand-made jackets, these amazing records are housed in linen-bound slipcases. 100% analogue mastering from tape at Abbey Road Studios, pressed by Pallas in Germany, these recordings were never made available in any digital format and will never be released again.

This set is MINT, unplayed and complete.  The set’s edition numbering has been struck through, being irrelevant.  There are only three sets like this extant.  This is the first to be offered.  It will be some years before you see another.

The buyer will receive a personal letter from the producer stating that this is indeed one of three. 

The set comprises of twelve LP records and two 45 rpm ‘special pressings’ in their hand printed and constructed jackets. There are 3 sheets of notes.  In addition, there are the 26 single sided test pressings, as packed by Pallas GmbH, between 2002 and 2006.  A total of 40 records, all housed in 7 appropriate slipcases, as shown.


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Recorded Delivery world-wide shipping as always.  Shipping is always at cost, including high-grade packing materials. These records are located in the UK and will be shipped by EMS Parcelforce and securely and professionally packed.

More info, reviews, etc can be seen here:


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



Maurice 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


OR IV - 

Camilla Wicks

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

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


ec 13.10.59

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

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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