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Faure' musical language bridged a gap between 19th-century Romanticism and the music that appeared with the new century, developing and evolving, but retaining its own fundamental characteristics. His gift for melody, subtle harmonic idiom and judicious a
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That having been said, this particular album would be a great introduction to Fauré because of this steady, hands-on approach. It captures the essence of the music without straying too far, allowing the listener to branch out from there. Add to the fact that this is a complete rendering of his output for cello, and you have a fantastic starter for the rest of his chamber music.
Naxos also offers many works--especially works by American composers--that aren't available elsewhere. While I wouldn't opt for Naxos recordings only because they seem committed to keeping a wide range of classical repertoire available, I am happy to buy dependably excellent recordings that also keep classical works accessible to fans. Try a Naxos recording of a favorite piece and see what you think.
(No, I'm not associated in any way with Naxos.)