Analogue Productions - CAPC 2110 SA SA - Hybrid SACD Stereo - 75308811
Limited Edition - Mastered by Willem Makkee - Hybrid Plays on ALL CD Players
We've remastered these historic recordings from the original master tapes and the digital transfers were made by renowned European mastering engineer Willem Makee.
Early London/Decca Stereo Classical instrumental and chamber music recordings (1956-1963) contain some of the premient historical musical performances, many of which remain unequalled today. These reissued titles are very sought-after titles by collectors, never before available in a high-resolution digital format! The SACDs have been authored for us by Gus Skinas of the Super Audio Center in Boulder, Colorado.
These are designed to be the finest editions of these recordings ever reissued.
Experience overwhelming sonics on this SACD Decca.
Mastered by Willem Makee
"The Vienna Octet's remake, recorded with Sir Clifford Curzon in 1957 when Boskovsky was still leading, is one of those gramophone classics difficult to knock off its perch." — Gramophone
In the summer of 1819, Franz Schubert stayed in the Austrian town of Steyr where he began work on the composition of the five-movement Piano Quintet in A major, op. 114 (D 667) which was commissioned by the cellist Sylvester Paumgartner. The work was completed in the autumn and soon achieved great popularity under the name of Trout Quintet, which it owes to the Andantino fourth movement — a set of variations on the song of the same name.
The work has remained highly popular right up to the present day and so it comes as no surprise to find this highly praised recording, made with such renowned artists as the pianist Clifford Curzon, the violinist Willi Boskovsky and other members of the Vienna Octet, being reissued.
The ensemble's refreshing performance reflects the sparkling lightness and virtuosity of the work. The well-balanced recording with its full tone certainly deserves a place in every music lovers collection.
Recording: October 1957 at Sofiensaal, Vienna by James Brown
Production: Erik Smith