Dialoghi

David Fung, Elinor Frey

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Original Recording Format: Analog

One can view the universe as a dialogue between emptiness and form: energy rises endlessly, finds momentary form, then dissolves once again into emptiness. Closer to “everyday life,” dialogue creates the fabric of our interpersonal relationships, our relationships with our communities, and our relationships with our selves. The music on this album reveals dialogues in many forms, often dialogues within dialogues. We hear these conversations between ‘cello and piano, old and new (Bach and Saariaho for example), between original and newly created (Machaut and Lefkowitz, for example), between Folk Music and “High Art” (de Falla and Bach, for example), between Nature and Art (Saariaho, for example), and in every piece between musician and audience and between composer and musician.
In discussing the music which forms the centerpiece of this program, Dialoghi–studi su un nome (Dialogues–Studies on a Name), composer Steven Stucky explains his title: “Why ‘dialogues’? Partly because the theme notes and the non-theme notes so often interact in “conversation” throughout, but more importantly because the friendship recognized in this rests not only on my musical collaborations with Elinor Frey but also on our conversations about books, music, paintings, films, psychology, religion, food, and all things Italian (hence the title).”
Elinor Frey and David Fung share an intimate dialogue with us in this album. This is Elinor’s debut album, but David we know from his prior recordings with ABC in Australia, and Yarlung Records in the United States. Indeed I play David’s solo piano recordings on my radio broadcasts. But the quality of musical collaboration on this disc reveals a sincere friendship that arose as a result of their rehearsals and performances together. Elinor and David remind me of a famous comment about Oscar Peterson and Billie Holiday performing together, that his special ability with music spread flower petals at her feet, upon which she then danced. David and Elinor communicate with sincerity and sympathetic sensitivity.
Great concert pianists, primarily famous as soloists or for their concerto repertoire, sometimes also reach heights of musical collaboration. Emanuel Ax, Alfred Brendel, Jeffrey Kahane and András Schiff come to mind, especially in concertperformances. Thank you Elinor and David for giving us musical dialogue of this caliber.then dissolves once again into emptiness. Closer to “everyday life,” dialogue creates the fabric of our interpersonal relationships, our relationships with our communities, and our relationships with our selves.
The music on this album reveals dialogues in many forms, often dialogues within dialogues. We hear these conversations between ‘cello and piano, old and new (Bach and Saariaho for example), between original and newly created (Machaut and Lefkowitz, for example), between Folk Music and “High Art” (de Falla and Bach, for example), between Nature and Art (Saariaho, for example), and in every piece between musician and audience and between composer and musician. In discussing the music which forms the centerpiece of this program, Dialoghi–studi su un nome (Dialogues–Studies on a Name), composer Steven Stucky explains his title: “Why ‘dialogues’? Partly because the theme notes and the non-theme notes so often interact in “conversation” throughout, but more importantly because the friendship recognized in this rests not only on my musical collaborations with Elinor Frey but also on our conversations about books, music, paintings, films, psychology, religion, food, and all things Italian (hence the title).” Elinor Frey and David Fung share an intimate dialogue with us in this album. This is Elinor’s debut album, but David we know from his prior recordings with ABC in Australia, and Yarlung Records in the United States. Indeed I play David’s solo piano recordings on my radio broadcasts. But the quality of musical collaboration on this disc reveals a sincere friendship that arose as a result of their rehearsals and performances together. Elinor and David remind me of a famous comment about Oscar Peterson and Billie Holiday performing together, that his special ability with music spread flower petals at her feet, upon which she then danced. David and Elinor communicate with sincerity and sympathetic sensitivity.
Great concert pianists, primarily famous as soloists or for their concerto repertoire, sometimes also reach heights of musical collaboration. Emanuel Ax, Alfred Brendel, Jeffrey Kahane and András Schiff come to mind, especially in concert performances. Thank you Elinor and David for giving us musical dialogue of this caliber.

Tracklist

2.
Suite No. 1 in G Major for Solo Cello, BWV- I007 Prelude
02:22
4.
Suite No. 1 in G Major for solo Cello, BWV- I007 Courante
02:49

Total time: 00:33:12

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Yarlung recorded this album directly to two tracks of RMGI 468 analog tape running at 15 ips, with no mixer.  We used the Hapi converter and Pyramix software from Merging Technologies in Switzerland to make these transfers to DSD.  

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Producer

Bob Attiyeh

Recording Engineer

Bob Attiyeh

Recording location

Zipper Hall at Colburn School Los Angeles

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog to DSD256

SKU

YAR78876DSD

Release Date February 2, 2015
SKU YAR78876DSD

Press reviews

Positive Feedback

“Bob Attiyeh of Yarlung Records is a man on a mission: A quest to produce some of the most exquisite new recordings of classical and jazz music currently being made. His recordings are done to 15 IPS analog tape on the very fine SonoruS ATR-10 and ATR-12 recorders, and then lovingly transferred to Quad DSD via the Merging Technologies HAPI A/D converter, as the highest expression of the original master tape. This particular track from Frey and Fung’s startling album, Dialoghi, shows the remarkable dance of inspiration and passion that the artists engaged in as they explore some of the fiery, moody limits of their instruments. Whenever I have played this performance for visitors to our Positive Feedback reference listening room, or at our hospitality suite at THE Show Newport Beach, the dynamics, texture, and powerful interplay never fail to startle the audience. I’m sure that you’ll feel the same way when you hear it!”

– from the booklet of the album NDSD006 ‘Positive Feedback DSD Sampler’

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The sonics are world class. DG, EMI, Decca, and BMG should take notice! Yarlung is here to stay.

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Sound A+

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