Lorenzo Coppola & Andreas Staier - Brahms: Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Lorenzo Coppola & Andreas Staier - Brahms: Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lorenzo Coppola & Andreas Staier - Brahms: Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:06 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The two sonatas for clarinet and piano, composed in 1894, were Brahms’s last chamber works. Knowing that he could count on the virtuosity of their dedicatee, the prodigious clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld (1856-1907), Brahms enthusiastically exploited all the expressive possibilities of the instrument. Under the fingers of Lorenzo Coppola, the clarinet prays, sobs, dreams or laughs, bringing astonishing conviction to all these varied emotions.

Both Andreas Staier and Lorenzo Coppola contribute booklet notes for this release and in particular they have this to say about the 1875 Steinway used in the recording:

'The grand pianos of Steinway & Sons of New York were the most advanced of their time. They won a gold medal at the Paris International Exposition of 1867, and their technical innovations were eventually to be adopted by all European piano makers. The instruments, which were again honoured at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, may be said to mark the end of the development of piano building: with them, today’s concert grand was created, which has since been modified only in minor details. The instrument used in this recording is numbered 32500 and dates from the year 1875.

In Brahms’s later years, Steinway grand pianos were among his favourite instruments. On 18 November 1881, for example, he wrote to Julius Otto Grimm: ‘Be so good as to inquire in Cologne or elsewhere if they cannot send us a Bechstein or Steinway. I will gladly pay the transport costs. But I will no longer play on any dubious or questionable instrument.’

We sincerely thank Chris Maene for making his original Steinway available to us for this recording and the rehearsals that preceded it. We spent a very pleasant few days in his collection of instruments in Ruiselede, where we were also enjoyed the most generous hospitality.'

Tracklist:

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

01. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: I. Allegro appassionato
02. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: II. Andante un poco adagio
03. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: III. Allegro grazioso
04. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: IV. Vivace
05. Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: I. Intermezzo-Allegro non assai, ma molto appassionato
06. Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: II. Intermezzo-Andante teneramente
07. Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: III. Ballade-Allegro energico
08. Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: IV. Intermezzo-Allegretto un poco agitato
09. Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: V. Romanze-Andante
10. Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: VI. Intermezzo-Andante, largo e mesto
11. Sonata for clarinet and piano No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 120: I. Allegro amabile
12. Sonata for clarinet and piano No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 120: II. Allegro appassionato
13. Sonata for clarinet and piano No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 120: III. Andante con moto-Allegro-Più tranquillo

Personnel:
Lorenzo Coppola, clarinet
Andreas Staier, piano

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-02-11 20:43:22

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Analyzed: Lorenzo Coppola, Andreas Staier / Brahms: Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -0.30 dB -16.60 dB 7:57 01-Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: I. Allegro appassionato
DR14 -4.41 dB -24.75 dB 4:33 02-Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: II. Andante un poco adagio
DR12 -1.76 dB -19.29 dB 4:01 03-Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: III. Allegro grazioso
DR12 -0.30 dB -16.20 dB 5:02 04-Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120: IV. Vivace
DR12 -0.37 dB -15.93 dB 1:42 05-Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: I. Intermezzo-Allegro non assai, ma molto appassionato
DR14 -5.75 dB -25.19 dB 5:13 06-Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: II. Intermezzo-Andante teneramente
DR12 -0.32 dB -18.04 dB 3:24 07-Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: III. Ballade-Allegro energico
DR12 -0.66 dB -19.13 dB 2:38 08-Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: IV. Intermezzo-Allegretto un poco agitato
DR15 -7.23 dB -26.71 dB 3:32 09-Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: V. Romanze-Andante
DR12 -0.30 dB -18.99 dB 4:39 10-Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118: VI. Intermezzo-Andante, largo e mesto
DR14 -0.31 dB -20.52 dB 8:06 11-Sonata for clarinet and piano No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 120: I. Allegro amabile
DR13 -0.31 dB -17.53 dB 4:38 12-Sonata for clarinet and piano No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 120: II. Allegro appassionato
DR14 -0.30 dB -19.14 dB 6:48 13-Sonata for clarinet and piano No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 120: III. Andante con moto-Allegro-Più tranquillo
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Number of tracks: 13
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2364 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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