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Recordings

BARTÓK 2nd Violin Concerto with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Year: 2016
Composer(s): Bartók
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal / Kent Nagano, conductor
Reference: Onyx 4138

 

Somptueux : voilà le premier adjectif qui vient à l’esprit à l’écoute du dernier album d’Augustin Dumay.

Classica, Jérémie Bigorie, Juin 2016

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto, Symphony No.8 – BRAHMS String Sextet No.1

Year: 2015
Composer(s): Beethoven – Brahms
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin & conductor / Sinfonia Varsovia / Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra/ Svetlin Roussev, violin / Miguel da Silva, viola / Marie Chilemme, viola / Henri Demarquette, cello / Aurélien Pascal, cello
Reference: Onyx 4154

 

… there’s no whiff of stale routine, and Dumay’s customarily stylish, raptly intense showing, to say nothing of his subtly variegated tonal palette, will enthral his many admirers.
Gramophone, Andrew Achenbach, June 2015

 

BRAHMS Violin Sonatas 1-2-3

Year: 2014
Composer(s): Brahms
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Louis Lortie, piano
Reference: Onyx 4133

It’s a disc to treasure.

The Guardian, Andrew Clements, Jan. 2015

… Dumay the most lyrical of Brahmsians with Lortie never afraid to explore[…] Anyone who’s enjoyed this partnership’s award winning Franck and Strauss recital should add this immediately.
BBC 3 radio, CD Review, Andrew McGregor, Nov. 2014

… cette nouvelle interprétation va certainement  se hisser très haut et séduire un public de mélomanes avertis capables de reconnaître les mérites d’une grande interprétation.
ONG Magazine, Michel Jakubowicz, déc. 2014

Augustin Dumay has replicated the magic of his earlier Brahms disc.
BBC Music Magazine, Erik Levi, Jan. 2015

BRAHMS Serenade No.1 – BEETHOVEN Romances

Year: 2013
Composer(s): Brahms – Beethoven
Artists: Augustin Dumay conductor & violin / Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra
Reference: Onyx 4101

Sa version de la Sérénade No.1 de Brahms contient toutes les qualités requises pour redonner à cette œuvre quelque peu délaissée la place qui lui revient […] A la fois chef et soliste, Augustin Dumay donne des deux Romances de Beethoven une version proche de la perfection, établissant entre le violon et l’orchestre un équilibre presque idéal.

Classica, Jan. 2014

A robust performance of Brahms’s warm-hearted First Serenade. Beethoven’s Romances make a satisfying counterpart, the solo parts lovingly played by Dumay.
BBC Music Magazine, Jan. 2014

FRANCK & STRAUSS Violin Sonatas

Year: 2013

Composer(s): Franck – Strauss

Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Louis Lortie, piano

Reference: Onyx 4096
 

… everything Lortie and Dumay do sounds exactly right. It is as if they are thinking and breathing in exact unison. […] The album is such a treat from beginning to end.

Musical Toronto, John Terauds, Feb. 2013

SAINT-SAËNS Symphony no.1, Cello Concerto no.1, La Muse et le Poète

Year: 2012
Composer(s): Saint-Saëns
Artists: Augustin Dumay, conductor & violin / Pavel Gomziakov, cello / Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra
Reference: Onyx 4091

 

For the concerto alone, I give this a five-star recommendation, but it comes with an equally illuminating performance of Saint-Saëns’s First Symphony, which may make you reassess your thoughts about this delightful early work.
Fanfare Magazine, Jerry Dubins, Oct. 2012

The Very Best of TCHAIKOVSKY

Year: 2007
Composer(s): Tchaikovsky
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / London Symphony Orchestra / Emil Tchakarov, conductor

CHAUSSON Poème, Concert – RAVEL Tzigane

Year: 2005
Composer(s): Chausson – Ravel
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin & conductor / Jean-Philippe Collard, piano / Orchestre Royal de Chambre De Wallonie
Reference: VEL 3082


… on admire la rigueur élégante et racée du violon de Dumay qui, dans Tzigane, sait ne pas tomber dans le sentimentalisme facile. Aérien et intense, il est bien le digne successeur des archets de Grumiaux, et, au-delà, d’Ysaye, dédicataire des deux œuvres de Chausson.
La Libre Belgique, Nicolas Blanmont

MOZART Violin Concerto No.2, Sinfonia Concertante, Adagio, Rondo

Year: 2000
Composer(s): Mozart
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin & conductor / Veronika Hagen, viola / Camerata Academica Salzburg
Reference: DG 459 6752 3

Dumay confirme qu’il est un merveilleux interprète mozartien, comme le furent jadis Stern ou Grumiaux.

Classica, Xavier Rey

… his warmth and variety of expression will soon win you over. Listen to his seductive account of the K261 Adagio and you’ll want to buy the CD!
Gramophone, Duncan Druce

SCHUMANN Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet

Year: 2000
Composer(s): Schumann
Artists: Maria João Pires, piano / Augustin Dumay, violin / Renaud Capuçon, violin / Gérard Caussé, viola / Jian Wang, cello / Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Claudio Abbado, conductor
Reference: DG 463 1792 1

MOZART Violin Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 5

Year: 1998
Composer(s): Mozart
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin & conductor / Camerata Academica Salzburg
Reference: DG 457 6452 8

Dumay is essentially a dreamer, a fantasist extraordinaire […] without exaggeration one of the finest Mozart violin concerto discs ever made.

Classic CD, Julian Haylock

Pour Augustin Dumay et la Camerata, c’est l’épanouissement total, le don du sang, la chaleur de la vie. Superbe !
Répertoire, Jean Hamon

MOZART Piano Trios K.496 & K.502

Year: 1997
Composer(s): Mozart
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Maria João Pires, piano / Jian Wang, cello
Reference: DG 449 2082 6

BRAHMS Trios

Year: 1996
Composer(s): Brahms
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Maria João Pires, piano / Jian Wang, cello
Reference: DG 447 0552 2

[The Adagio] reveals the real empathy between Dumay and Wang in moments of great beauty where the Milstein legacy in Dumay’s playing is wonderfully apparent.

Gramophone, H.F.

FRANCK & DEBUSSY Violin Sonatas

Year: 1995
Composer(s): Franck – Debussy
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Maria João Pires, piano
Reference: DG 445 8802 6

I have rarely been so moved by the work (Debussy’s Sonata) in a recorded performance  […] A strong recommendation for this new disc, even if you already have other versions of these works.

Gramophone, CH

MOZART, HAENDEL, ROLLA Duos pour violon et alto

Year: 1995
Composer(s): Mozart – Haendel – Rolla
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Gérard Caussé, viola
Reference: EMI B000026QCS

GRIEG Violin Sonatas

Year: 1993
Composer(s): Grieg
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Maria João Pires, piano
Reference: DG 437 5252 7

Dumay and Pires make a splendid duo, rising magnificently to the virtuoso challenges of the fast movements and responding well to the abundant lyricism in the slower passages. […] these performances are near-ideal for their idiomatic grasp.

BBC Music Magazine, Jan Smaczny

MOZART Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante, Rondos, Divertimento,
Duos for violin & viola

Year: 1992 – 1993
Composer(s): Mozart
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Gérard Caussé, viola / Gary Hoffman, cello / Sinfonia Varsovia / Emmanuel Krivine, conductor
Reference: EMI B000009MMW

BRAHMS The Violin Sonatas

Year: 1992
Composer(s): Brahms
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Maria João Pires, piano
Reference: DG 435 8002 1

Es ist eine der subtilsten Darstellungen des Sonatenzyklus überhaupt, selten hat man die Zartheiten dieser Musik, aber auch ihre Erzählqualität so intensiv wahrgenommen.

Fono Forum, Norbert Hornig, Aug. 2010

BEETHOVEN Complete Violin Sonatas

Year: 1992
Composer(s): Beethoven
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Maria João Pires, piano
Reference: DG 471 4952 1

… the reference edition of Beethoven’s violin sonatas for years to come.

Stereophile (New York), Jed Distler

… this set surely ranks with Grumiaux and Haskil, Menuhin and Kempff, or Perlman and Ashkenazy. […] Superlatives fail me.
International Piano (London), Calum MacDonald

… Make no mistake, this is chamber music playing of the first order, and a major contribution to the Beethoven discography.
ClassicsToday.com, David Hurwitz

Dumay is an absolute Master of using changes in tone color as an expressive device […] [He] plays some of the most gorgeous violin diminuendos you will ever hear.
Fanfare (USA), Richard A. Kaplan

MOZART Violin Sonatas K.301, 304, 378, 379

Year: 1991
Composer(s): Mozart
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Maria João Pires, piano
Reference: DG 431 7712 2

LALO Symphonie espagnole, Concerto pour violon

Year: 1989
Composer(s): Lalo
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Plasson, conductor
Reference: EMI B001K9KGI6

The Record Academy Award Victoire de la Musique classique

From the opening bars [the Symphonie Espagnole] springs to life with a natural rhythmic flair. Here is solo playing that catches the sultry feeling of the secondary theme with delectably subtle inflection […] The finale has the lightest possible touch, and scintillates engagingly, with the luminous woodwind coloring framing Dumay’s sparkling bravura … [The Violin Concerto] has a delightful, songful central Andantino which Dumay plays with a ravishing tenderness, born of much affection, and which catches the listener in its spell.
Gramophone

FAURÉ Musique de chambre – vol.2

Year: 1988
Composer(s): Fauré
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Jean-Philippe Collard, piano / Bruno Pasquier, viola / Frédéric Lodéon, cello / Quatuor Parrenin
Reference: EMI 5692642

FAURÉ Musique de chambre – vol.1

Year: 1988
Composer(s): Fauré
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Jean-Philippe Collard, piano / Frédéric Lodéon, cello / Michel Debost, flute
Reference: EMI 5692612

SCHUBERT Piano Trios Nos.1 & 2, Sonatensatz, Notturno, Grand Duo

Year: 1988
Composer(s): Schubert
Artists: Augustin Dumay, violin / Jean-Philippe Collard, piano / Frédéric Lodéon, cello
Reference: EMI 5741972