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Treasures for Clarinet and Piano

Charles West, Susan Grace

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Clarinet Sonatine  
1
I. Allegro
Pierre Gabaye; Charles West; Susan Grace
3:06
2
II. Largo
Pierre Gabaye; Charles West; Susan Grace
4:29
3
III. Prestissimo
Pierre Gabaye; Charles West; Susan Grace
4:03
4
Petite Pièce, L. 120
Claude Debussy; Charles West; Susan Grace
1:27
5
Erwinn, Fantasia for Clarinet
Georges Meister; Charles West; Susan Grace
9:53
6
Canzonetta, Op. 19
Gabriel Pierné; Charles West; Susan Grace
3:23
7
Hillandale Waltzes
Victor Babin; Charles West; Susan Grace
10:19
8
Peregi verbunk, Op. 40
Leó Weiner; Charles West; Susan Grace
4:45
Préludes, Book 1, L. 117  
9
No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin
Claude Debussy; Charles West; Susan Grace
2:36
10
Boucolique
Eugene Bozza; Charles West; Susan Grace
6:18
11
Piéce en forme de habanera
Maurice Ravel; Charles West; Susan Grace
2:56
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    53:15
This is one of three albums Grammy nominated pianist Susan Grace made with Charles West, once called "the most recorded clarinetist in American academia." Now an audiophile reference, recorded at Skywalker Ranch, the album creates the illusion that these two superb musicians are performing in your living room. The digital-only reissue, originally released in 1991, includes works by Debussy, Ravel, Pierre Gabay and Gabriel Pierné, among others.
176.4 kHz / 24-bit, 88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – Wilson Audiophile Recordings Studio Masters

This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue master source. Due to the nature of analogue tape recording, it may contain artifacts or audio which uses a limited amount of the available dynamic range / frequency bandwidth of high-resolution digital audio. As such, it is offered as a high-resolution documentation of a historical release.

Executive producer: Sheryl Lee Wilson
Musical producer: Bruce Leek
Editing: Bruce Leek
Technical direction: David A. Wilson
Recording engineering: David A. Wilson
Studio manager: Bob Edwards, LucasFilm
Cover photo: Deborah Denker
Booklet/liner design: Shane O’Toole
Analogue mastering: The Mastering Lab
Digital mastering: Bruce Leek

To capture a clean, dynamic, harmonically rich instrumental presentation, a pair of Shoeps Omni microphones was employed. The microphones' signals were amplified by two superb pure class-A microphone preamps custom-built for Wilson Audio by John Curl. MIT cable carried the balanced line level signal to Wilson Audio’s UltramasterTM 30 ips analogue recorder. Subsequent digital master tapes were made through the Pygmy A/D converter on a Panasonic SV-3700. Playback reference monitoring was performed on Wilson Audio WATT ll/ Puppies, driven by a Spectral DMA-5O amplifier through MIT CVT Terminator cables.

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