Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts - with Jacob Lateiner and Guests - SACD


Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts - with Jacob Lateiner and Guests - SACD

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Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts - with Jacob Lateiner and Guests - SACD
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Impex - IMP8314 - Hybrid SACD Stereo - 856276002169

Bonus Tracks -  Limited Edition - RCA LSC 2770

Mastered by Kevin Gray - Hybrid Plays on All CD Players

SACD features rarely heard bonus tracks from Turina Trio featuring piano artist Leonard Pennario

Impex and her mates obtained the original three-track analog tapes that were then mixed to two tracks by Andreas Meyer of Meyer Media. Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio and Robert Pincus of Impex mastered the LP and SACD, with the LP pressed at RTI. It’s hard to parse out what improvements result from dropping the Dynagroove mastering, what results from the superior mastering chain, and what results from the thicker, quieter vinyl pressing. The recording quality was among the best of the Concert series, with the players arrayed in a lifelike soundstage and the balance among the instruments nearly perfect., but none I’ve heard sounded better than the original pressing of this LP, and this reissue is significantly better still, with more body, although the SACD is very close. Call me old-fashioned, but I appreciate the fact that the Beethoven trio takes up all of side one, so when it ends, your reverie is gently nudged by the swish of the stylus in the lead-out groove, instead of the beginning of an entirely new piece.   Impex has one of the best batting averages of all reissue labels in coming up with good material, and the label deserves kudos here for selecting an obscure title with no collector value for reissue. It breaks all of the rules that favor records that are Super Discs, well known and sought after, or have rarity on their side. I pray that the tastes of the audiophile community will prove this reissue to be a successful gamble - Sound 4.5/5 , Music 4.5/5 - The Audio Beat

The rare Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts with guests Jacob Lateiner, William Primrose

Mixed from original half-inch 3 track master tapes by Meyer Media in New York

Mastered for LP and SACD by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus

Two friends, virtuosos without peer, get together in their living rooms to perform music by some of their favorite
composers. Beethoven. Haydn. Rosza. Turin. Not for money or fame. For their friends. In the summer of 1961, Heifetz and Piatigorsky decided to share their musical experiences and pleasures with music lovers of the surrounding communities. They founded the Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts, an intimate series dedicated to chamber music masterpieces.

Since then, concerts have been given not only in Hollywood but also in San Francisco and New York. Heifetz and Piatigorsky have invited such distinguished artists as William Primrose, Leonard Pennario, Leon Fleischer and Jacob Lateiner to collaborate with them in the concert and in recording.

Impex Records proudly presents an LP and SACD of the same uncompromising sonic and production standards of the artists themselves: Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts.

The SACD also features the rarely heard bonus tracks from Turina Trio featuring piano artist Leonard Pennario. It is elegantly packaged with 16 page booklet in heavy linen paper will surely surpass your expectation.

Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
16 page booklet
 Includes bonus tracks

Musicians:


Jascha Heifetz, violin
Gregor Piatigorsky, cello
Jacob Lateiner, piano

Selections:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Trio Op. 1, No. 1
1. Allegro
2. Adagio Cantabile
3. Scherzo
4. Finale
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Divertimento for Cello
5. Adagio
6. Minuet
7. Allegro
Miklos Rozsa (1907-1995)
8. Tema con Variazioni

Bonus Tracks:
Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
Trio Op. 35, No. 1
1. Préluide et Fugue
2. Théme et Variations
3. Sonate

    

Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts - with Jacob Lateiner and Guests - SACD

 

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