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David Abel Julie Steinberg Sonatas For Violin And Piano LP 200 Gram Vinyl Wilson Audiophile 2016 QRP USA

David Abel Julie Steinberg Sonatas For Violin And Piano LP 200 Gram Vinyl Wilson Audiophile 2016 QRP USA Maximize
Artist: David Abel & Julie Steinberg
Title: Sonatas For Violin And Piano
Catalog Number: APC-8722
Label: Wilson Audiophile
Reissued by: Analogue Productions
Barcode: 753088872211
Original release year: 1987
Reissue year: 2016
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 200gr
Total Item Weight: 379gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: February 22, 2017
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David Abel, violin. Julie Steinberg, piano. Perhaps the most transcendent of David Wilson's brilliant recordings, this remarkable album of solo violin accompanied by piano comes as close to putting the two performers in the listening room as any ever made, writes The Absolute Sound, of Sonatas for Violin & Piano. Recorded on Wilson's Ultramaster Recorder, built by John Curl.

 

 

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  • Reissued by Analogue Productions
  • 200 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Quality Record Pressings QPR USA
  • Definitive Recording Pure Analog
  • Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

 

 

World-class musicians - violinist David Abel and pianist Julie Steinberg - perform Debussy, Brahms and Bartok's Sonatas For Violin And Piano under the pristine production guidance of David Wilson. The musical instruments used in this recording are of superb quality, complementing the talents of the artists, and enhancing the color and expressiveness of the literature. The perspective of this recording is close...as though the artists are creating the music in your listening room. The overall tonal balance of this recording reflects the recording site (Mills College Concert Hall), the instruments and the recording approach, being slightly warm and never strident.


This is actually Brahm's second violin and piano sonata (1879), the first written when he had just turned 16, having disappeared and then been recovered; it was finally destroyed by the composer as not worthy. The work has been termed Regen-Sonate (Rain Sonata) because it uses material from two songs, Op. 59, written to the poetry of Claus Groth, evoking the sad past. The raindrop material is present in each movement, especially the third.


This sonata shows the composer at his most original, still experimenting with form near the end of his life. Debussy writes that the first movement shows "curious evolving, giving the impression of an idea turning around on itself, like a snake biting its tail." The work is remarkable, as the composer points out, in its joyousness and impetuosness, reflecting nothing of the depression and illness that Debussy was feeling at the time of its writing.


Bartok's Rumanian collection numbered more than 800 cylinders and over 4,000 songs at the time he wrote these dances. It is amazing to think of the perseverance it must have taken for him to manage collecting trips on the outer rim of the Austro-Hungarian empire in the midst of World War I.


"David Abel, violin. Julie Steinberg, piano. Perhaps the most transcendent of David Wilson's brilliant recordings, this remarkable album of solo violin accompanied by piano comes as close to putting the two performers in the listening room as any ever made." - The Absolute Sound


David Abel, violin. Julie Steinberg, piano. Perhaps the most transcendent of David Wilson's brilliant recordings, this remarkable album of solo violin accompanied by piano comes as close to putting the two performers in the listening room as any ever made, writes The Absolute Sound, of Sonatas for Violin & Piano.


Recorded on Wilson's Ultramaster Recorder, built by John Curl, and using a spaced pair of Schoeps microphones driving vaccum tube electronics, the recording has a close perspective that heightens transparency and engagement as well as wonderfully capturing the beautiful tonality of Abel's Guarnerius violin and Steinberg's Hamburg Steinway without exaggering their size.


Analogue Productions uses the original tapes and works with only the best mastering studios. Albums are plated and pressed at the world's best pressing plant on virgin vinyl with unmatched quality, as AP uses meticulous test pressing evaluation and quality control. Analogue uses the highest-quality jackets and rice paper inner sleeves and issues Limited Edition albums, meaning less than 1,000 records per stamper, released in limited quantities.


"This is perhaps the most exquisitely natural recording ever made. All in all, this Wilson record is a triumph of the analog recording art." - International Audio Review


"The duo performs these works as if they are one." - The Absolute Sound

 

 

Musicians:


David Abel, violin
Julie Steinberg, piano


Track Listing:


Side A
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78
1. Vivace ma non troppo play
2. Adagio play
3. Allegro molto moderato play


Side B
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Sonata for Violin and Piano
1. Allegro vivo play
2. Intermede [Fantastique et leger play]
3. Finale
Bela Viktor Janos Bartok (1881-1945)
1. Rumanian Folk Dances (Roman Nepi Tancok)

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com

 

 

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