Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim – Brahms: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 (1968/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]
Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim – Brahms: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 (1968/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:26 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | @ EMI Classics
Acclaimed instrumentalists, Jacqueline du Pre and Daniel Barenboim, perform earlier masterpieces by Brahms. These sonatas written for cello and piano invoke the romantic style, interpreted superbly by the pair. The performances are expressive, graceful and reveal the pieces’ sheer tonal beauty. A vital addition to any music lover’s library.
01 – Cello Sonata No.1 in E Minor, Op.38 – I. Allegro non troppo
02 – Cello Sonata No.1 in E Minor, Op.38 – II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto & Trio
03 – Cello Sonata No.1 in E Minor, Op.38 – III. Allegro
04 – Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major, Op.99 – I. Allegro vivace
05 – Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major, Op.99 – II. Adagio affettuoso
06 – Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major, Op.99 – III. Allegro passionato
07 – Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major, Op.99 – IV. Allegro molto
About the Mastering:
Four engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London have remastered these historic EMI recordings from their original analogue sources for release in pristine hi-def. Between them, Simon Gibson, Ian Jones, Andy Walter and Allan Ramsay have many years of experience remastering archive recordings for EMI and other record labels. The process always starts with finding all of the records and tapes in EMI’s archive in London and comparing different sources and any previous CD reissues. We consult each recording’s job file, which contains notes about the recording made by the engineer and producer. For example, this sometimes explain why there is more than one set of tapes to choose from. All of the tapes are generally in good condition and we play them on our Studer A80 π inch tape machine, after careful calibration of its replay characteristics.
In order to have the best digital remastering tools at our disposal for the remastering, we transfer from analogue to the digital domain at 96 KHz and 24-bit resolution using a Prism ADA-8 converter and capture the audio to our SADiE Digital Audio Workstation. (Simon Gibson, January 2012)