Brahms, Schumann, Reinecke

Jasper de Waal

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Brahms, Schumann and Reinecke

In late 1853, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) made the acquaintance of Robert Schumann
(1810-1856) and his wife Clara. Schumann was quick to recognise the genius of the then entirely
unknown twenty-year-old composer, and devoted the October issue of the Neue Zeitschrift fu?r Musik 
to a laudatory article about him under the revealing title Neue Bahnen. Schumann hailed
Brahms as ‘an innovative musical force’ who offer ‘an astonishing glimpse of the secrets
of the world of the supernatural’. In retrospect, of course, we must put matters into perspective. For
it was Richard Wagner, rather than Brahms, who was to explore new musical paths in the second
half of the nineteenth century. Moreover, Brahms was averse to any form of spirituality – it was the
manic-depressive Schumann who had a craving for esotericism and was plagued by hallucinations: 
only a few months later, weary of life, he jumped into the Rhine and thereafter spent the  
last two years of his life in a psychiatric clinic. Whether the awakening close relationship
between Brahms and Schumann’s wife Clara played a role, remains a matter of conjecture.

Tracklist

1.
Trio in Eb - Andante - Poco piu animato
08:03
2.
Trio in Eb - Scherzo - Allegro
07:37
3.
Trio in Eb - Adagio mesto
07:01
4.
Trio in Eb - Finale - Allegro con brio
06:15
5.
Adagio and Allegro in Ab - Langsam
03:55
6.
Adagio and Allegro in Ab - Allegro
04:54
7.
Trio in Bb - Allegro
07:37
8.
Trio in Bb - Andante
06:00
9.
Trio in Bb - Scherzo
05:40
10.
Trio in Bb - Finale
07:00

Total time: 01:04:02

Additional information

Artists

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Genres

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Label

Qualities

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Channels

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Original Recording Format

Cables

van Den Hul

Digital Converters

Grimm DSD AD

Composers

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Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mastering Equipment

B&W 803 diamand series

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom made

Producer

Hein Dekker

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

Valthermond, The Netherlands

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Pyramix

SKU

34014

Release Date January 1, 1970
SKU 34014

Press reviews

BBC Music Magazine

Long-timeprincipal horn with Concertgebouw, JAsper de Waal leads these glowing account with a lucd ease and subtle vibrato.

Audiophile Audition

This disc features the music of Brahms, Schumann and Reinecke. The performances are uniformly excellent, and Channel Classics reputation is all about the recorded sound, which is exemplary here. (…)

De Telegraaf

(…) meeslepend Hoorntrio van Brahms, hartstochtelijk ’Adagio und Allegro’ van Schumann, en spannende vertolking van het Trio opus 274 van Carl Reinecke.

Gramophone

(…) a truly inspired acccount of Brahms . (..) first-class performance of Reinecke and Schumann (…) the recording is perfectly balanced and real.

International Record Review

(…) Waal and colleagues capture perfectly a level of sorrow, despair and anguish (…)

Fonoforum

Wunderbar flexibler, samtweicher Ton, geschmackvoll und zupackend.

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