Elinor Frey & David Fung : Dialogues for 'cello and piano : Dialoghi - 45rpm 180g LP


Elinor Frey & David Fung : Dialogues for 'cello and piano : Dialoghi - 45rpm 180g LP

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Elinor Frey & David Fung : Dialogues for 'cello and piano : Dialoghi - 45rpm 180g LP
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Yarlung Records - YAR09262-876V - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

Mastered By  Bernie Grundman - Limited Edition - Pressed at Pallas in Germany

With about the best recorded cello and piano sound on CD yet achieved, these two wunderkind performers plus talented engineers have created a masterpiece for the ears and the soul you just have to have. Dialoghi is a wealth of delicious selections, old and new, that entertain and captivate. David Fung and Elinor Frey are newly minted classical performance stars and will be in our lexicon of memorable artists for years to come. The sonics are world class. DG, EMI, Decca, and BMG should take notice! Yarlung is here to stay. Performance  A  Sound  A+ Postive Feedback

On Dialoghi, a demonstration-quality CD from Yarlung Records that Robert Levi urged me to play, the sound of Elinor Frey's cello was as warm and beautiful as anyone would ever want it to be. I was in love" - Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile

"Dialoghi remains the best cello/piano recording yet done by anyone, anywhere, in my humble opinion. A true reference!" - Bob Live, President Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society

Yarlung recorded this album directly to two tracks of RMGI 468 analog tape running at 15 ips, with no mixer.

Bach, J S:
Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV1007
Falla:
Asturiana (No. 3 from Siete canciones populares españolas)
Lutosławski:
Grave
Stucky:
Dialoghi
David Fung (piano) & Elinor Frey (cello)


Following the tremendous success of the original CD , Dialoghi is the album for which Yarlung has received the most requests for an analog vinyl release. This pressing, with 45rpm lacquers cut by Bernie Grundman, is for these trusty fans and for you. We hope you enjoy it.

DIALOGHI : ELINOR FREY & DAVID FUNG

“a superb cellist” 
Syracuse Post Standard

"Impeccable American cellist" 
La Presse

"…David Fung performed strongly, showing off velocity, volume, stamina and a wide range of color and mood."  
Wayne Lee Gay, The Star Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas

Elinor Frey plays a 1962 Mario Gadda Italian ‘cello from Mantua. She uses a baroque bow (made by Louis Bégin in Montreal) for Bach’s ‘cello suite and for Amour et Biauté Parfaite.

There are no equalization adjustments on this album. We made all “EQ adjustments” with microphone placement at the start. It is always our goal to record this way: we succeeded similarly with David Fung’s Evening Conversations, and also with Orion, Joanne Pearce Martin: Barefoot, and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough in Concert.

Thanks to our friend and supporter Jon Fisher, Gearworks Pro Audio gave us the use of an Austrian AKG C-24 stereo microphone, one of the few still using the original brass surround CK12 tube in excellent condition. For this recording we used Yarlung-Records-designed interconnects with a flat silver ribbon suspended in air for the dialectric, customized vacuum tube preamplifiers, and recorded directly to two tracks without a mixer.  

One can view the universe as a dialogue between emptiness and form: energy rises endlessly, finds momentary form, then dissolves once again into emptiness. Closer to “everyday life,” dialogue creates the fabric of our interpersonal relationships, our relationships with our communities, and our relationships with our selves. The music on this album reveals dialogues in many forms, often dialogues within dialogues. We hear these conversations between ‘cello and piano, old and new (Bach and Saariaho for example), between original and newly created (Machaut and Lefkowitz, for example), between Folk Music and “High Art” (de Falla and Bach, for example), between Nature and Art (Saariaho, for example), and in every piece between musician and audience and between composer and musician.
In discussing the music which forms the centerpiece of this program, Dialoghi–studi su un nome (Dialogues–Studies on a Name), composer Steven Stucky explains his title: “Why ‘dialogues’? Partly because the theme notes and the non-theme notes so often interact in “conversation” throughout, but more importantly because the friendship recognized in this rests not only on my musical collaborations with Elinor Frey but also on our conversations about books, music, paintings, films, psychology, religion, food, and all things Italian (hence the title).”
Elinor Frey and David Fung share an intimate dialogue with us in this album. This is Elinor’s debut album, but David we know from his prior recordings with ABC in Australia, and Yarlung Records in the United States. Indeed I play David’s solo piano recordings on my radio broadcasts. But the quality of musical collaboration on this disc reveals a sincere friendship that arose as a result of their rehearsals and performances together. Elinor and David remind me of a famous comment about Oscar Peterson and Billie Holiday performing together, that his special ability with music spread flower petals at her feet, upon which she then danced. David and Elinor communicate with sincerity and sympathetic sensitivity.
Great concert pianists, primarily famous as soloists or for their concerto repertoire, sometimes also reach heights of musical collaboration. Emanuel Ax, Alfred Brendel, Jeffrey Kahane and András Schiff come to mind, especially in concertperformances. Thank you Elinor and David for giving us musical dialogue of this caliber.then dissolves once again into emptiness. Closer to “everyday life,” dialogue creates the fabric of our interpersonal relationships, our relationships with our communities, and our relationships with our selves.
The music on this album reveals dialogues in many forms, often dialogues within dialogues. We hear these conversations between ‘cello and piano, old and new (Bach and Saariaho for example), between original and newly created (Machaut and Lefkowitz, for example), between Folk Music and “High Art” (de Falla and Bach, for example), between Nature and Art (Saariaho, for example), and in every piece between musician and audience and between composer and musician. In discussing the music which forms the centerpiece of this program, Dialoghi–studi su un nome (Dialogues–Studies on a Name), composer Steven Stucky explains his title: “Why ‘dialogues’? Partly because the theme notes and the non-theme notes so often interact in “conversation” throughout, but more importantly because the friendship recognized in this rests not only on my musical collaborations with Elinor Frey but also on our conversations about books, music, paintings, films, psychology, religion, food, and all things Italian (hence the title).” Elinor Frey and David Fung share an intimate dialogue with us in this album. This is Elinor’s debut album, but David we know from his prior recordings with ABC in Australia, and Yarlung Records in the United States. Indeed I play David’s solo piano recordings on my radio broadcasts. But the quality of musical collaboration on this disc reveals a sincere friendship that arose as a result of their rehearsals and performances together. Elinor and David remind me of a famous comment about Oscar Peterson and Billie Holiday performing together, that his special ability with music spread flower petals at her feet, upon which she then danced. David and Elinor communicate with sincerity and sympathetic sensitivity.
Great concert pianists, primarily famous as soloists or for their concerto repertoire, sometimes also reach heights of musical collaboration. Emanuel Ax, Alfred Brendel, Jeffrey Kahane and András Schiff come to mind, especially in concert performances. Thank you Elinor and David for giving us musical dialogue of this caliber.

Track Listing
1. Siete canciones populares española (7 Popular Spanish Songs), for voice & piano, G. 40
2. Bunraku, for solo cello
3. Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
4. Ricordanza, for cello
5. Dialoghi studi su un nome, for cello & piano
6. Tema "Sacher," for solo cello
7. Sacher Variation, for cello solo
8. Metamorphoses, for cello & piano
9. Amour et Biauté Parfaite, for cello & piano
10. Sept Papillons, for solo cello
11. Siete canciones populares española (7 Popular Spanish Songs), for voice & piano, G. 40

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