℗ 2022 Claves Records
Released March 25, 2022
Duration 55m 07s
Record Label Claves Records
Catalogue No. CD-3004
Genre Classical (Romantic)
 

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Babadjanian: Heroic Ballad

Jean-Paul Gasparian, Berner Symphonieorchester, Stefan Blunier

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Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18  
1.1
I. Moderato
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943); Jean-Paul Gasparian; Berner Symphonieorchester; Stefan Blunier
10:23
1.2
II. Adagio sostenuto
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943); Jean-Paul Gasparian; Berner Symphonieorchester; Stefan Blunier
10:57
1.3
III. Allegro scherzando
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943); Jean-Paul Gasparian; Berner Symphonieorchester; Stefan Blunier
11:23
1.4
Heroic Ballad for Piano & Orchestra
Arno Babadjanian; Arno Babadjanian (1921-1983); Jean-Paul Gasparian; Berner Symphonieorchester; Stefan Blunier
22:24
The young pianist Jean-Paul Gasparian releases here his first orchestral album, featuring the enduring Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 and the beautiful discovery of an Armenian composer, Arno Babadjanian, whose unpredictable career ends in the jazz and even the pop of the 70s! "Gasparian : his surname alone sounds like a promise, a calling – that of the East, of the plains of Asia Minor, of the Caucasus mountains – a kind of foretaste of the music featured here in the artist’s first recording with an orchestra : Rachmaninoff’s ageless Second Concerto – which has been accompanying Gasparian as a playmate since his early years, even before he entered Jacques Rouvier’s class at the Paris Conservatory – and the very rarely performed Ballade héroïque by the pianist’s compatriot Arno Babadjanian. Indeed, Jean-Paul Gasparian’s origins are Armenian on his father’s side; he carries within a part of this land steeped in tradition, although he is French-born and lives in France." - Antonin Scherrer (From the Liner Notes)
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Claves Records Studio Masters
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.35
-0.35 to -0.35
-17.56
-21.74 to -15.52
-13.95
-18.20 to -11.50
10
8 to 13
1
I. Moderato
-0.35-16.82-13.89
2
II. Adagio sostenuto
-0.35-21.74-18.213
3
III. Allegro scherzando
-0.35-16.16-12.38
4
Heroic Ballad for Piano & Orchestra
-0.35-15.52-11.58

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