B Records has announced the release of the Paris-based Quatuor Girard‘s new album: Saint-Saëns.

Comprising family members Hugues, Agathe, Odon and Lucie Girard, the disc features Saint-Saëns’ String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor Op. 112 – coupled with Saint-Saëns’ Piano Quartet in E Major, with pianist Guillaume Bellom.

“To record the incredible works of Camile Saint-Saens has been an unbelievable opportunity to really explore these unique scores – the source of so much inspiration for us as a quartet …” the ensemble has told The Violin Channel.

“It’s been pure joy to explore the sensibility, unexpected colors, expression, great delicacy and ingenuity of this Nineteenth Century mastermind,” they have said.

Saint Saens

Quatuor Girard

Guillaume Bellom, Piano

Label: B Records

Release Date: March 29, 2019