Franz Liszt – Sonata in B minor

Michele Campanella

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Original Recording Format: DXD

I am Neapolitan in spirit, by family and of schooling. I tend towards pessimism, but am saved by self-irony. Already at 5 years old I was searching for music, I improvised and taught myself, then I had the extraordinary luck to encounter a great teacher; once I finished high school, I began to get serious. I participated in only one international piano competition and I won it. For fifty years I’ve searched for “the sound” and still am. I have many favourite composers and yet I am defined as a Franz Liszt specialist. Of course I don’t love this label, but I have the highest regard for the man. Here is one of his quotes that I would like to borrow: «All that one can do, is walk straight in all simplicity with little explanation to others of the how and why». In my life I’ve met wonderful people and not necessarily musicians. I live in Italy despite many contraindications that would advise me against it. I have taught music at the piano since the age of 37 because I believe it is something possible to do seriously. Do not call me a pianist, I prefer the term “musician”: with the first one thinks of the hands, withthe second of the heart and brain. For me, the nicest thing that can happen is meeting some- one who remembers one of my concerts from 40 years ago: it means that something has remained. I have no intention to consider my career finished, instead I believe the best is yet to come and I will work until that happens. Other than music, I need few things: my family, books, fine arts, walks in the woods. I am a fairly decent mycologist and I have never poisoned anyone with mushrooms. I had to give in to the computer, but I don’t own a tablet. 
Michele Campanella

‘the piano’, it is coming ‘back to the future’ from 1892 and is still original and with a magic sound and harmonics due to the duplex and strings still original and many other details, very very hard to control, but thanks to ‘his father’ Roberto Valli Pianoforti it has always been perfect.
 ‘the main microphones’, two M7 Neumann capsules dated around 1940 going in the recording system through a full analog chain. 

 

Tracklist

1.
Ballade No.2 in B minor, S171/R16
15:03
2.
Deux legendes, S175/R17- St.Francois d'Assise- La predication aux oiseaux
11:06
3.
Deux legendes, S175/R17- St.Francois de Paule marchant sur les flots
09:39
4.
Fünf Klavierstucke, S192/R60
12:09
5.
Sonata in B minor, S178/R21s
32:43

Total time: 01:20:40

Additional information

Label

SKU

VDM03855037

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Artists

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Genres

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Digital Converters

Horus

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Room

PSI mastering, Ascendo, Lansche, Rosso Fiorentino

Microphones

 CMV 563 replica with original M7 Capsule dated about 1940 Reverb/Ambience Microphones: 4017 & 4006 DPA Microphones

Original Recording Format

Producer

Igor Fiorini

Recording Engineer

Daniele Zazza

Recording location

Comunita? Etica vivente – Aula della Cultura -Localita? Pian di Mattone, Citta? della Pieve (PG)

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Release Date September 15, 2017

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