Solo 2

Ning Feng

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Béla Bartok composed his Sonata for violin solo (1944) after emigrating from Hungary to the USA on the outbreak of World War II. A few years before, he had openly expressed his aversion to Hitler and the rise of the Nazis, refusing to play his own
music or have it performed in Germany. Bartók was consequently boycotted almost everywhere, particularly in pro-German countries. Political developments in Hungary and surrounding dictatorships became such an unbearable torment, that after long hesitation he said farewell to his fatherland (and to his mother). In North America, however, the composer and his wife could hardly settle. For many years Bart.k did not compose, and he felt that he would never be able to do so again. He darted through the overcrowded streets of New York like an anxious animal. He felt like a miserable and uprooted stranger, became ill, and weighed hardly 44 kilos in 1943. Bartók died of leukaemia in New York in 1945

Tracklist

1.
Solo Sonata in D op. 115 - Moderato
05:13
2.
Solo Sonata in D op. 115 - Theme and Variations
04:11
3.
Solo Sonata in D op. 115 - con brio
04:25
4.
Solo Sonata op 31 no. 1 - Sehr lebhafte Achtel
01:44
5.
Solo Sonata op 31 no. 1 - Sehr langsame Viertel
04:28
6.
Solo Sonata op 31 no. 1 - Sehr lebhafte Viertel
02:43
7.
Solo Sonata op 31 no. 1 - Intermezzo
02:55
8.
Solo Sonata op 31 no. 1 - Prestissimo
01:50
9.
Solo Sonata op. 31 no.2 - Leicht bewegte Viertel
02:33
10.
Solo Sonata op. 31 no.2 - Ruhig bewegte Achtel
03:01
11.
Solo Sonata op. 31 no.2 - Gemachliche Viertel
01:29
12.
Solo Sonata op. 31 no.2 - funf variationen
05:05
13.
Solo Sonata Sz117 - Tempo di ciaccona
11:11
14.
Solo Sonata Sz117 - fuga
05:00
15.
Solo Sonata Sz117 - Melodia
07:22
16.
Solo Sonata Sz117 - Presto
05:57

Total time: 01:09:07

Additional information

Artists

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Genres

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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

Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

Westvest Schiedam, The Netherlands

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Pyramix

SKU

34413

Release Date August 8, 2015
SKU 34413

Press reviews

Opus Klassiek

(…) Dit is een schijfje voor fijnproevers, met de beste stukken voor de solistische viool die de twintigste eeuw heeft voortgebracht. (…) Schitterend, net als de rest van dit unieke en gedurfde recital, dat ook nog eens voorbeeldig is opgenomen.

Musicweb

(…) Every aspect of Ning Feng’s playing seems to be under extraordinary control. The even-ness of his tone production whether high, low, slow and sustained or precipitously fast is remarkably similar. Usually you can perceive a degree of technical strain in the way the tone hardens or some passage-work might fractionally blur – not here, every note and strand of music remains crystal clear.

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