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Old 05-01-2006, 05:19 AM   #69
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Originally Posted by Art Evans
Here's something I've just come across - a CD I recorded way back - listen to a couple of these excerpts
Art, that's the first time I hear someone refer to Shostakovich's opus 34 as just something Indeed a great sound, very well recorded. Did you ever happen to record his op. 87 as well? - which I think is one of THE compositional masterpieces of the last century. It was written for Tatjana Nikolayeva, who plays it in a cool but heartbreaking manner, and therefore it doesn't even matter too much that the actual (recording) sound of her performance are very much below average (now I know: she should have asked Art Evans to handle her sound).

I would think that it's mighty difficult to get a good grip on reverb control when recording solo piano in a church, the piano being a chamber instrument, op. 34 being chamber music. You must be a real professional, and a very good one. Colin Stone, the performer, isn't too bad either - but Nikolayeva is I think another and more rare division.
Thanks for the info & link.
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