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Fondamenta

The Fondamenta label was founded in 2008 by pianist Frédéric D’Oria Nicolas, who is responsible for all artistic direction. Crafted with devotion and passion in equal measure, Fondamenta CDs stand out from all others.

Fondamenta means, first and foremost, an obsession with fine sound, true sound–the sound revealed by a pianist’s supple hand, the tremble of a bow, the warmth of a voice. It is the sound that is born in silence, but that comes alive and then dies away in a concert hall with exceptional acoustics.

Everything we create has a common goal: to capture the ephemeral and draw the listener into the full emotion of the concert. We meet this challenge because we leave nothing to chance, from the concert hall to the choice of instruments and material, and, of course, the expertise with which we showcase them. Since sound systems and the habits of music lovers differ, we at Fondamenta offer a ground-breaking innovation by providing two different recordings for each CD–at the same price–to maintain the quintessential quality of our products, whatever your needs:

The Fidelity CD is the version of reference for high-fidelity audio systems. The Mobility CD is the version adapted for computers, portable devices and car sound systems.

Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (vinyl)

Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (vinyl)

André Navarra | Josef Suk | Karel Ančerl

Johannes Brahms
Pierrots Lunaires

Pierrots Lunaires

Mélanie Clapiès | Yan Levionnois

Maurice Ravel - Heitor Villa-Lobos - Iannis Xenakis
Schubert / Liszt

Schubert / Liszt

Frederic D' Oria-Nicolas

Franz Liszt - Franz Schubert
Live in Rotterdam 1967

Live in Rotterdam 1967

Thelonious Monk

Heritage

Heritage

Frédéric D'Oria-Nicolas | Alexander Kobrin

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Russian Recital

Russian Recital

Vladimir Tropp

Alexander Scriabin - Nikolai Medtner - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Svetlin Roussev

Jean Sibelius - Pancho Vladigerov
Piano Concertos & Other Works for Solo Piano

Piano Concertos & Other Works for Solo Piano

Christian Chamorel

Felix Mendelssohn
Odyssey

Odyssey

Frederic D' Oria-Nicolas

Ludwig van Beethoven - Franz Liszt - Ferruccio Busoni
Couperin

Couperin

Pierre Chalmeau

Louis Couperin
The Cello (6-CD Boxset)

The Cello (6-CD Boxset)

André Navarra

Various
La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque

Dana Ciocarlie | Magali Léger | Marianne Piketty

Camille Saint-Saëns
Chopin recital

Chopin recital

Jean Muller

Frédéric Chopin
Grieg / Medtner

Grieg / Medtner

Svetlin Roussev | Frederic D'oria-Nicolas

Edvard Grieg - Nikolai Medtner
From Couperin to Schumann

From Couperin to Schumann

Tatiana Zelikman

Robert Schumann - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - François Couperin - Joseph Haydn
Live at The Concertgebouw 1961

Live at The Concertgebouw 1961

Oscar Peterson Trio

Live At The Kurhaus 1967

Live At The Kurhaus 1967

Dave Brubeck Quartet

Cello Sonatas

Cello Sonatas

Guillaume Bellom | Yan Levionnois

Franz Schubert - Richard Strauss - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Liszt Recital

Liszt Recital

Jean Muller

Franz Liszt
Le Violon de Rothschild (Rothschild

Le Violon de Rothschild (Rothschild's Fiddle)

Lyonel Schmit | Julien Guénebaut

Mieczysław Weinberg - Joseph Achron