Genre: Classical
Additional Artists: Henryk Szeryng
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Beethoven & Brahms Sonatas No. 8 & No. 1 200g LP

Arthur Rubinstein

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RCA Living Stereo 200 Gram Vinyl LP!
Remastered From The Original Master Tape & Cut at 33 1/3rpm by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound!
Lacquers Plated by Gary Salstrom & Pressed On 200g Vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!

RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!

Analogue Productions' RCA Living Stereo Reissue Series No. 2, with 25 newly remastered mainstay classical albums, will delight and astound your ears with their clarity and warm, rich tone. As with our first highly-regarded LSC series, shortcomings of previous editions have been improved upon - from the mastering, to the LP pressing, to the sharp-looking glossy heavyweight Stoughton Printing tip-on jackets that faithfully duplicate the original artwork, "Living Stereo" logo, "Shaded Dog" label and all!

Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original 3-track master tapes, cut at 33 1/3, and plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings - makers of the world's finest-sounding vinyl LPs - no other editions match these for the quietest 200-gram platters available.

Violin Sonatas: Beethoven Sonata No.8 in G Major, Op.30, No.3 / Brahms Sonata No.1 in G Major, Op.78. Pianist Arthur Rubinstein and violin soloist Henryk Szeryng performing.

The Szerying/Rubinstein collaboration isn't an LP that sits atop most RCA Living Stereo collector's lists, but perhaps it should. As noted in the Penguin Stereo Record Guide, 'Szerying and Rubinstein are at their finest in this triptych of Brahms sonatas' and I doubt few will disagree. Neither does this recording display that prototypical exaggerated (sometimes even to the point of distortion) Rubinstein 'sound' (they are buying the record to hear me and I should be front and center). Of the two pieces, the Brahms on the second side (also known as the Rain Sonata) with its 16th notes emulating the sound of raindrops sees the most play time. Salvatore captures an almost perfect perspective on both players and the sound of both instruments - particularly Szerying's violin - are exemplary. A perfect LP for relaxing on non-football Sunday afternoons!
-Myles Astor, Positive Feedback, 2020 Writer's Choice Award For Reissued Recordings: Classical recording, LP


  • 200g Vinyl
  • 33 1/3rpm
  • Remastered from the original master tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
  • Lacquers Plated by Gary Salstrom
  • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings


Henryk Szeryng violin
Arthur Rubinstein piano


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata No. 8, Op. 30, No. 3
  1. 1st Mov. : Allegro Assai
  2. 2nd Mov. : Temp Di Minuetto, Ma Molto Moderato E Grazioso
  3. 3rd Mov. : Allegro Vivace

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Sonata No. 1 In G Major, Op. 78
  1. 1st Mov. : Vivace Ma Non Troppo
  2. 2nd Mov. : Adagio
  3. 3rd Mov. : Allegro Molto Moderato

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