The Farelive HD Label proudly presents its second album in the new “Farelive Atmosphere” series: “Mastery” by Alessandro Perpich on violin playing Eugène Ysaÿe Six Sonatas for Solo Violin Op. 27.
Farelive Atmosphere is a recording technique in DXD and DSD developed exclusively by the Farelive HD music label where a unique microphone array recreates the acoustic space in immersive mode. The Binaural edition of this recording is created by Farelive using the Multitrack DXD recording after the fact by mixing it to Binaural in the studio.
From the booklet:
“Shadows in the shadows, which followed my anxiety, my desires, my depressions, my shots, all my passion, from which perhaps they were born or were beginning to be born. They looked at me, they spied on me: they would have looked at me so much, that in the end, by force, I would have turned towards them. Who could I start with, if not with them, at a time like that? And I approached that corner and forced myself to discern them one by one, those shadows born of my passion, to start talking slowly with them. “
From “Colloquii with the characters” Luigi Pirandello
“The works of Ysaÿe, as for many other composers, were strongly influenced by his experience with the instrument and thanks to this relationship, he was able to expand in a revolutionary way the technical and expressive possibility of the violin. This aim is largely reflected in the collection of the 6 Sonatas for Solo Violin Op. 27, still considered today one of the most influential works of the violin repertoire like the Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and the 24 Capricci by Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840). The Op.27 was drafted in the summer of 1923, after Ysaÿe attended a recital by the Hungarian violinist Joseph Szigeti (1892-1973) whom program included some of J. S. Bach’s Sei Solo. The purpose of this work was twofold: on one hand the desire to compose a cycle of six violin sonatas only in the manner of Bach; on the other side, the idea to associate each sonata with a different virtuoso with whom he felt a certain affinity, making the main elements of their styles become the soul and character of each piece. The dedicatees included names of extremely famous virtuosos: Joseph Szigeti (No.1), Jacques Thibaud (No.2), George Enescu (No.3), Fritz Kreisler (No.4), Mathieu Crickboom (No.5), Manuel Quiroga (No. 6). Not all the references within the sonatas, however, can be distinct immediately: some musical allusions, as already mentioned, indicate the origins and personalities of the dedicatees while others refer to their favorite repertoire (from baroque period to Bela Bartók) or to memories shared with dedicatees, giving the whole work a resemblance to Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations.”
“He designed an expressive path of profound dramatic intensity, and at the same time of cheerful brightness, Perpich showed off an admirable maturity and interpretative grit, combining absolute instrumental mastery, sincere emotional adhesion and the virtuosity of the bow and sonority.” – La Repubblica
Alessandro Perpich – Violin
Total time: 01:06:12
|Analog to Digital Converters||
Hapi Premium, Merging Technologies at DXD (352.8 kHz)
Tannoy, B&W, TDL Monitors
Eustacchio Montemurro at Audionova Studio 4 in Matera, Italy
Neumann & Schoeps
|Original Recording Format|
Eustacchio Montemurro & Peppino Barberio
Music Suite at Sammichele di Bari in Italy on May 22-23, 2021
Pyramix Pro, Merging Technologies
|Release Date||January 28, 2022|
I find Perpich’s album a most rewarding journey as he invites us along in this deeply personal exploration. In the accompanying booklet, he writes about the importance of loneliness as “a friend that forces us to look at ourselves, to look at ourselves and to turn within ourselves to look at the characters we have inside.” Loneliness is not the enemy, he writes, because in solitude we begin an inner dialogue that creates balance among one’s anxieties, desires, depressions. And through this dialogue with oneself, one frees the creativity that is inherent in every human being. […]
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