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Obsidian

Mika Sasaki

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1.1
Deuxième scherzo in C Minor, Op. 14
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
4:32
3 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 16  
1.2
Prelude No. 1 in G Minor
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
1:56
1.3
Fugue No. 1 in G Minor
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
1:45
1.4
Prelude No. 2 in B Flat Major
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
2:09
1.5
Fugue No. 2 in B Flat Major
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
1:46
1.6
Prelude No. 3 in D Minor
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
2:16
1.7
Fugue No. 3 in D Minor
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
2:11
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20  
1.8
Theme
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
1:06
1.9
Var. 1.
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
0:49
1.10
Var. 2.
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
1:04
1.11
Var. 3.
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
1:13
1.12
Var. 4.
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
1:04
1.13
Var. 5.
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
1:13
1.14
Var. 6.
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
1:14
1.15
Var. 7.
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
4:17
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 9  
1.16
Theme
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
1:23
1.17
Var. 1.
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
1:18
1.18
Var. 2. Poco più moto
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
0:30
1.19
Var. 3. Tempo di tema
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
1:11
1.20
Var. 4. Poco più moto
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
0:45
1.21
Var. 5. Allegro capriccioso
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
0:55
1.22
Var. 6. Allegro
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
0:54
1.23
Var. 7. Andante
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
0:53
1.24
Var. 8. Andante (non troppo lento)
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
1:50
1.25
Var. 9. Schnell
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
0:39
1.26
Var. 10. Poco Adagio
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
2:17
1.27
Var. 11. Un poco più animato
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
0:45
1.28
Var. 12. Allegretto, poco scherzando
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
0:49
1.29
Var. 13. Non troppo Presto
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
0:43
1.30
Var. 14. Andante
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
1:26
1.31
Var. 15. Poco Adagio
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
1:42
1.32
Var. 16. Adagio
Johannes Brahms; Mika Sasaki
2:06
3 Romances, Op. 22  
1.33
No. 1. Andante molto
Clara Schumann; Petteri Iivonen; Mika Sasaki
2:59
1.34
No. 2. Allegretto
Clara Schumann; Petteri Iivonen; Mika Sasaki
2:48
1.35
No. 3. Leidenschaftlich Schnell
Clara Schumann; Petteri Iivonen; Mika Sasaki
4:05
1.36
Obsidian Liturgy
Max Grafe; Mika Sasaki
10:22
Soirées musicales, Op. 6  
1.37
II. Notturno
Clara Schumann; Mika Sasaki
4:58
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    73:53
This album celebrates Clara Schumann, her music and the intricate artistic circle that surrounded her. Schumann’s superb musicianship and pianistic genius are demonstrated on these exquisite works, interpreted with sensitivity by Mika Sasaki. Schumann's legacy lives on through these pieces and through the strong influence she had on her musical family. "As the year 2016 marks the 120th and 160th anniversaries of the deaths of Clara and Robert Schumann, I was also delighted to include Obsidian Liturgy, composed for me and Clara Schumann by my dear friend and colleague, Max Grafe. The piece unfolds through a sequence of emotionally dramatic musical events ..." - Mika Sasaki
96 kHz / 24-bit, 88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Yarlung Records Studio Masters

88.2 kHz / 24-bit stereo AIFF, FLAC and 96 kHz / 24-bit SonoruS Holographic AIFF, FLAC From Yarlung Records:

This is Yarlung’s first album available both in stereo and in SonoruS Holographic Imaging. For people interested in SonoruS Holographic Imaging, please go to yarlungrecords.com/sonorus to download the holographic imaging test tracks to see if they will play well on your system. SonoruS Holographic Imaging was invented by the Dutch engineer Arian Jansen. SHI uses a proprietary matrix incorporating phase, timing and EQ information to reproduce a three-dimensional listening experience from two speakers. With the correct playback setup, this format can fill the room with musical information, with sound coming from up to 270 degrees around the listening position. Holographic Imaging only works from a center listening position, however, and it only works if every component in the playback chain is phase coherent. Please download Holographic Imaging test tracks first to determine if your system can accurately portray the signal circling around your listening position. If it can, enjoy! If it cannot, we recommend the [88.2 kHz / 24-bit] stereo version instead. Your test tracks are available at yarlungrecords.com/sonorus

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