It goes without saying that Jeffrey Grice is an outstanding pianist. In this CD Grice again shows his brilliant talent in every piece.
There is one thing very special about this CD. That is, extensive and intensive tuning applied to every piece of equipment used in the recording, and the whole process of editing done without a tape. The result is fabulous! Every bit of the brilliance of Grice's playing is captured. While most pianists use a Steinway piano for CD recording, Grice uses a Bosendorfer, which has nine extra keys. It is easy to see what a great challenge it was for the recording specialists to cover the extraordinarily wide frequency range of the Bosendorfer Imperial. However, this truly capable recording technique handles it all. Grice himself was excited about the incredible result of the new recording technique. His excitement and enthusiasm are noticeable in Bartok's "Outdoors" in which he superbly articulates the extremely low and high notes. The fully tuned speakers and amplifiers capture all of Grice's magnificent technique.
This is one CD that an audiophile cannot afford to miss.
The outstanding sound quality of these CDs was made possible by the application of Harmonix tuning techniques and direct recording method. The shortfalls of digital recording caused by electric and mechanical distortions are eliminated by tuning all the elements critical to recording; microphone, cables, amplifiers, A/D converter, PC boards in computer and master disc itself. In this tapeless direct recording editing is done in the computer without repeated copying fo the original recording, thus making the master CD-R disc free of degradation of the original signal.
The result is an entirely new dimension of sound with goodness of both analog and digital recording methods - sound that is warm with much delineation, yet clear and free of noise. You will hear in any of the CDs in this series the result of the intensive and extensive tuning and new type of tapeless direct recording no one has ever tried before.
Incredible recording of a fabulous talent... an audiophile's 'Must.'
- 24K Gold CD
- Tapeless Direct Recording
- Recorded July 5, 1996 at Shirakawa Hall in Nagoya, Japan
- Made in Japan
|Jeffrey Grice||Bosendorfer "Imperial" 290 piano|
J. Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonate fur Klavier Nr.3 f-moll op.5
- Allegro mestoso
- Andante espressivo
- Scherzo, Allegro energico
- Intermezzo. Andante molto
- Finale. Allegro moderato rubato
A. Berg (1885-1935)
- Sonate fur Klavier op.1
B. Bartok (1881-1945)
Out Doors Sz81
- I With Drums and Pipes - Pesante
- II Barcarolla - Andante
- III Musettes - Moderato
- IV The Night's Music - Lento
- V The Chase - Presto
A. Scriabin (1872-1915)
- Etude op.12 No.1