Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 'Tempest' - Schumann: Fantasy (2011 - Remaster)

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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 'Tempest' - Schumann: Fantasy (2011 - Remaster) 55:42 $17.98
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1 Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op.31 No.2 'Tempest': I. Largo - Allegro 9:24 96/24 Album only
2 Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op.31 No.2 'Tempest': II. Adagio 7:17 96/24 Album only
3 Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op.31 No.2 'Tempest': III. Allegretto 7:02 96/24 Album only
4 Fantasy in C Major Op. 17: I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen 13:58 96/24 Album only
5 Fantasy in C Major Op. 17: II. Massig (durchaus energisch) 6:47 96/24 Album only
6 Fantasy in C Major Op. 17: III. Langsam getragen (durchweg leise zu halten) 11:14 96/24 Album only

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© 2012 EMI Records Ltd.
℗ 1961 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. Digital remastering ℗ 2011 by EMI Records Ltd.

Soloist: Sviatoslav Richter


Sviatoslav Richter is acknowledged as one of the great pianists of the twentieth century, known for his virtuoso technique and rich insight. This record features his reading of works by Beethoven and Schumann. His interpretations breathe a new vitality that attacks with power and precision. These inspired performances will leave listeners awestruck.

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