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Hyperion Knight Beethoven Waldstein Sonata Stravinsky LP 200g Vinyl Wilson Audiophile QRP USA

Hyperion Knight Beethoven Waldstein Sonata Stravinsky LP 200g Vinyl Wilson Audiophile QRP USA Maximize
Artist: Hyperion Knight
Title: Beethoven Waldstein Sonata
Catalog Number: APC 8313
Label: Wilson Audiophile
Reissued by: Analogue Productions
Barcode: 753088831317
Original release year: 1983
Reissue year: 2017
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 200gr
Total Item Weight: 374gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: March 2, 2018
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Pianist Hyperion Knight was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. He started piano lessons at age 4 and debuted professionally at 14 playing Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto. Appropriate to this recording, his dissertation was on Beethoven's 'Waldstein' piano sonata. In 1983 he was appointed principal pianist with the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

 

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

 

 

Pianist Hyperion Knight was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. He started piano lessons at age 4 and debuted professionally at 14 in San Rafael, California, playing Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, his Master of Arts Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and his doctorate at 22 from the same institution. Appropriate to this recording, his dissertation was on Beethoven's "Waldstein" piano sonata. In 1983 he was appointed principal pianist with the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra.


For this recording a custom-built 9-foot concert grand piano was used. This unique instrument, built by Sheldon Smith in his Berkeley, Calif., workshop — where the recording also took place — has a powerful lower register, which provides a substantial left-hand foundation. The upper registers are somewhat less damped and more ringing than is typical of contemporary pianos.


Schoeps omnidirectional condenser microphones, in a spaced pair, were used in conjunction with vaccum tube record amplifiers to capture a harmonically rich and accurate sound.

 

About the performance

 

BEETHOVEN: Sonata in C Major, Op. 53: When Beethoven left Bonn in 1792, few could have envisioned the titanic creations which would follow his arrival in Vienna. The Count Ferdinand von Waldstein could hardly have foreseen the prophetic nature of his parting words to Beethoven: "Mozart's genius is still mourning the death of his ward. In the inexhaustible Haydn he found a refuge but no employment... Through unremitting industry you shall receive Mozart‘s spirit from the hands of Haydn." One can only imagine the exhilaration with which the Count must have greeted the sonata whose dedication immortalized his name.


STRAVINSKY: Trois Movements de Petrouchka The trilogy of ballets which Stravinsky wrote for the famed Ballet Russe during the years 1910-1914 are a milestone in the history of music. Each in its own way makes a unique contribution to the evolution of music in the twentieth century. "L‘Oiseau de Feu" (1910) demonstrated to the world that Stravinsky was an orchestrator whose innovations would broaden the spectrum of the symphonic expression, even surpassing the achievements of his mentor, Rimsky-Korsakov. The early successes of the "Firebird", however, were only a prelude to the full realization of Stravinsky‘s artistic vision. Perhaps no moment in the history of music except the "Eroica." has had the revolutionary impact of "Le Sacre du Printemps" (1914).

 

 

Track Listing:

 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata in C Major, Op. 53
1. Allegro Con Brio
2 Adagio Molto
3. Allegretto Moderato


Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka
1. Danse Russe
2. Chez Petrouchka
3. La Semaine Grass

 

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