AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
EMI / Capitol Testament - SP 8506 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - EMI SP 8506
Audiophile Mastering - Pressed in Germany - Limited Edition
Testament has revived these classic titles from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes,cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.
Virtuoso interpretations of "light" classics. Extremely dynamic for a duet recording. Sounds just as if Rabin is standing and playing in front of the piano; well-balanced. Worth every penny. 5/5 LPREVIEW
Michael Rabin - Violin
Leon Pommers Piano
Michael Rabin managed to be one of the most talented and tragic violin virtuosi of his generation!
Hailed as a child prodigy, his talent matured gracefully into an adult level, but he failed to follow in his emotional growth, resulting in a cutting short of his career. He never reached the age of 36, yet remains one of the most fondly remembered of virtuoso violinists for listeners and fellow musicians.
Violinist Michael Rabin is accompanied by pianist Leon Pommers for this recording of compositional works by Debussy, Chopin, Scriabin, Elgar and more!
Despite its entirely unaccompanied recordings of Bach, Ysaÿe and Paganini: Too little chamber music products are available from this enigmatic virtuoso. On this LP - perhaps his most beautiful at all - he is, however, only accompanied by Leon Pommers at the piano, and in this intimate setting his tone, so indescribably melting, seems to unfold better than ever before. The technical miracles (such as the long double-grip passages in the opening Chopin adaptation of August Wilhelmi) are hardly taken, Rabin fulfills the virtuoso additions of the program, which compose this program, with so much life and musicality that they have a secondary effect. (In fact, if you make sure you pay attention to them, you will soon be pale, whether it is Rabin's performance.) In our sober, technically-oriented world, such a master of romantic sound beauty would no longer be a place for a musician like Michael Rabin to return in the foreseeable future .
Michael Rabin, violin
Leon Pommers, piano
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne, Op. 27
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
Caprice in A minor
Frederic Mompou (1893-1987)
Jeunes filles au jardin
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Etude in Thirds
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La plus que lente
Pablo Sarasate (1844-1908)
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Carl Engel (1883-1944)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Piece en forme de habanera
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
March (Love for Three Oranges)
Josef Suk (1874-1935)
Testament has revived these classic titles from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes, cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.