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Ilya Hoffman (viola) / Sergey Koudriakov (piano)
CM 0092006

Hans Sitt (1850 1922)
Drei Fantasiestücke, Op.58
Three Fantasy Pieces, op.58

1   Allegro un poco agitato, f-Moll
2   Andante, As-Dur [5:59]
3   Allegretto, C-Dur [3:17]
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Ernst Naumann (1832 1910)
Drei Fantasiestücke, Op.5
Three Fantasy Pieces, op.5
4   Vivace, ma non troppo presto, A-Dur
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5   Andante, C-Dur
6   Molto allegro con fuoco, a-Moll [3:03]  
Carl Reinecke (1824 1910)
Drei Fantasiestücke, Op.43
Three Fantasy Pieces, op.43
7   Romanze. Andante, As-Dur
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8   Allegro molto agitato, F-Dur
9   Jahrmarkt-Szene (Eine Humoreske). Molto vivace, G-Dur [4:13]
Niels Wilhelm Gade (1817 1890)
Fantasiestücke, Op.43
Fantasy Pieces, op.43
10   Andantino con moto, F-Dur
11   Allegro vivace, B-Dur
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12   Ballade. Moderato, g-Moll [5:27]
13   Allegro molto vivace, As-Dur [2:37]  
Robert Schumann (1810 1856)
Fantasiestücke, Op.73
Fantasy Pieces, op.73
14   Zart und mit Ausdruck, a-Moll
15   Lebhaft leicht, A-Dur
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16   Rasch und mit Feuer, fis-Moll [4:18]
    Tracks 16 are world premiere recordings    
Total time [63:53]

Text of the booklet is available in English, German, and Russian.


Disc reviews:
"Audiophile Audition"






Recording Details

Microphones - Neumann km130
DPA (B & K) 4006
DPA (B & K) 4011


All the microphone buffer amplifiers and pre-amplifiers are Polyhymnia International B.V. custom built.

DSD analogue to digital converter - Meitner design by EMM Labs.

Recording, editing and mixing on Pyramix system by Merging Technologies.


Recording Producer - Michael Serebryanyi
Balance Engineer - Erdo Groot
Recording Engineer - Roger de Schot
Editor - Carl Schuurbiers


(P)&(C) Essential Music, #16b-2, Volokolamskoye shosse,
Moscow, 125080, Russia.


27.09-1.10.2006, 5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR) Moscow, Russia


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