℗ 2017 BIS Records
Released April 7, 2017
Duration 1h 04m 32s
Genre Classical
 

A Noble & Melancholy Instrument

Alec Frank-Gemmill, Alasdair Beatson

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Horn Sonata in F Major, Op. 17  
1.1
I. Allegro moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Alasdair Beatson
8:30
1.2
II. Poco adagio, quasi andante
Ludwig van Beethoven; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Alasdair Beatson
1:22
1.3
III. Rondo: Allegro moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Alasdair Beatson
4:56
Adagio & Allegro for Horn & Piano, Op. 70  
1.4
Adagio
Robert Schumann; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Alasdair Beatson
4:30
1.5
Allegro
Robert Schumann; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Alasdair Beatson
4:58
1.6
Nocturne, Op. 7
Franz Joseph Strauss; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Alasdair Beatson
5:35
1.7
Prelude, Theme and Variations
Gioachino Rossini; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Alasdair Beatson
10:18
1.8
Romance in E Major, Op. 67
Anonymous; Camille Saint-Saëns; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Alasdair Beatson
7:46
1.9
Rêverie, Op. 24
Alexander Glazunov; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Alasdair Beatson
3:33
1.10
Villanelle
Paul Dukas; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Alasdair Beatson
6:44
1.11
Hunter's Moon
Gilbert Vinter; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Alasdair Beatson
6:20
Alasdair Beatson and Alec Frank-Gemmill combine a recital and a history lesson on this unique album. The young British team presents music written between 1800 and 1942, playing no less than eight different historic instruments: four horns and four pianos. They offer the opportunity to hear the works on instruments that composers Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Rossini, Schumann and Strauss would have recognized, whether a natural horn from 1800, a fortepiano from 1815, or a Bechstein from 1898. Both notable performers on modern instruments, Frank-Gemmill and Beatson here revel in the sonic possibilities of the historic instruments with results that are as delighting as they are enlightening.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-2.52
-6.37 to -0.20
-23.24
-27.65 to -21.06
13
10 to 15
1
I. Allegro moderato
-0.52-22.3514
2
II. Poco adagio, quasi andante
-6.37-27.6512
3
III. Rondo: Allegro moderato
-0.87-22.5114
4
Adagio
-5.20-24.1510
5
Allegro
-2.76-21.0611
6
Nocturne, Op. 7
-3.40-21.8611
7
Prelude, Theme and Variations
-1.81-24.1714
8
Romance in E Major, Op. 67
-2.00-24.4713
9
Rêverie, Op. 24
-3.27-22.5211
10
Villanelle
-1.32-22.7613
11
Hunter's Moon
-0.20-22.1915

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