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Sonatas for Violin and Piano: Debussy: Sonatas for Violin and Piano - Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances - Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78

Julie Steinberg, David Abel

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Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78  
1
I. Vivace ma non troppo
Johannes Brahms; Julie Steinberg; David Abel
10:42
2
II. Adagio
Johannes Brahms; Julie Steinberg; David Abel
8:41
3
III. Allegro molto moderato
Johannes Brahms; Julie Steinberg; David Abel
8:46
Violin Sonata in G Minor  
4
I. Allegro vivo
Claude Debussy; Julie Steinberg; David Abel
4:24
5
II. Intermede. Fantastique et leger
Claude Debussy; Julie Steinberg; David Abel
3:57
6
III. Finale
Claude Debussy; Julie Steinberg; David Abel
4:21
7
Roman nepi tancok (Romanian Folk Dances), BB 68
Béla Bartók; Julie Steinberg; David Abel
5:29
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    46:20
"Five Stars. Perhaps the most transcendent of David Wilson's brilliant recordings, this remarkable LP comes as close to putting the two performers in the listening room as any (recording) ever made ... a close perspective which heightens transparency and engagement as well as wonderfully capturing the beautiful tonality ... the duo performs these works as if they are one."
- The Absolute Sound

Julie Steinberg and David Abel are transported to your listening room on this brilliant Wilson Audiophile recording, called " transcendent" by The Absolute Sound. The duo performs these sonatas on instruments fitting of their talent and the quality of the sound: Steinberg plays a nine foot Hamburg Steinway model D concert grand, selected for its almost magical harmonic warmth and evenness of tone, while Abel's violin is a Guarnerius; built in Cremona, Italy in 1719, it sings with speed, focus and sweetness.

"... Abel and Steinberg’s records for Wilson are the best sounding chamber music recordings I’ve ever heard."
- The Absolute Sound
176.4 kHz / 24-bit and 88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz / 1-bit DSD - Wilson Audiophile Recordings Studio Masters

This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue master source. Due to the nature of analogue tape recording, it may contain artifacts or audio which uses a limited amount of the available dynamic range / frequency bandwidth of high-resolution digital audio. As such, it is offered as a high-resolution documentation of a historical release.

Produced by: Wilson Audiophile Recordings, LLC
Original recording engineer: David A. Wilson
Project manager: Daryl C. Wilson
Analogue to high definition digital transfer: Bruce Brown, Puget Sound Studios
Transfer editing: Bruce Brown, Puget Sound Studios
Sonic evaluation: David A. Wilson, Sheryl Lee Wilson, Daryl C. Wilson

Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexandria XLF, two Thor’s Hammers
Electronics: Apple Mac Mini, Amarra & Audirvana Plus, Weiss INT202, Audio Research DAC8, VTL 7.5 mk3 preamp, VTL Siegfried mk2 amplifiers, 2 Wilson Audio W.A.T.C.H. controllers
Cables: Audioquest Firewire, Transparent Opus

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