I've just now been listening to the podcast of "Building a Library" from BBC Radio 3. This goes out every week and is imho essential listening for those interested in classical music.
Anyway in this one they explore recordings of Faure’s Cello Sonata no.2 in G minor.
The recording they like best is in this CD:
FAURE: Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor Op 117
c/w LISZT: Romance oubliee S132; Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth S382; Die Trauergondel ‘La lugubre gondola’ S134
JANACEK: Pohadka ‘A Tale’
KURTAG: For Steven - Im Memoriam Pauline Mara; Pilinszky Janos - Gerard de Nerval; Schatten; Gyorgy Kroo in memoriam
ADES: Lieux retrouves
Steven Isserlis (cello), Thomas Ades (piano)
HYPERION CDA67948 (CD)
I just copied and pasted all that info from the BBC website.
I'm going to buy this CD myself now because it really is truly beautiful judging by what I heard on "Building a Library".