Stolen Pearls

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Tracklist

1.
Ginastera - Cinco Canciones Populares Argentinas, Op. 1, I. Chacarera
01:01
2.
Ginastera - Cinco Canciones Populares Argentinas, Op. 1, II. Triste
03:38
3.
Ginastera - Cinco Canciones Populares Argentinas, Op. 1, III. Zamba
01:04
4.
Ginastera - Cinco Canciones Populares Argentinas, Op. 1, IV. Arrorro
02:08
5.
Ginastera - Cinco Canciones Populares Argentinas, Op. 1, V. Gato
01:57
6.
Schumann - Fantasiestucke, Op. 73, I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
03:22
7.
Schumann - Fantasiestucke, Op. 73, II. Lebhaft, leicht
03:50
8.
Schumann - Fantasiestucke, Op. 73, III. Rasch und mit Feuer
04:23
9.
Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, I. Allegro moderato
12:30
10.
Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, II. Adagio
04:17
11.
Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, III. Allegretto
09:23
12.
Gershwin - Prelude No. 2, Andante con moto e poco rubato
04:11
13.
Bloch - from Jewish Life, B. 54 - 'Prayer'
04:25
14.
Shostakovich - from The Limpid Stream, Ballet Suite No. 2, Op. 39a - II. Adagio
05:58
15.
Rachmaninoff - from 6 Romances, Op. 4 - 'Ne poi krasavitsa'
04:29
16.
Bottesini - Tarantella
05:52

Description

On Stolen Pearls, double bassist Nicholas Schwartz and pianist Anna Fedorova present repertoire originally written for other instruments.

For this recording the double bass and its faithful friend the piano, have journeyed extensively, bringing home a rich booty of musical discoveries, ‘stolen pearls’ from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From Argentina, Germany, Austria, the USA, Russia and Italy.

It marks the debut recording of the Oyster Duo. However, double bassist Nicholas Schwartz (Concertgebouworkest, Amsterdam) and concert pianist Anna Fedorova are certainly not new to each other. They have been playing music as a duo and in larger chamber music settings for many years. And they are newlyweds, too.


The pieces on this album are some of the favorites of our repertoire over the last 5 years. We chose music which, although not written for the double bass, naturally suits it and enhances it with its deep and rich tones. The music highlights the vocal qualities, diverse genre styles and virtuoso capabilities of the instrument and its player.
– Nicholas & Anna

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Jochem Geene

Recording engineer

Jochem Geene

Recording location

Studio Van Schuppen

Recording date

2017

Analog to digital converter

Horus, Merging Technologies

Recording format

DXD

Microphones

Schoeps MK4 – MK8 – ORTF – B&K 4006

Editing

Jochem Geene

Mastering engineer

Jochem Geene

Speakers

Studer A723 Active

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