℗ 2016 Sono Luminus

First Day

Laura Metcalf, Matei Varga

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Graciela y Buenos Aires
José Bragato; Laura Metcalf; Matei Varga
Variations on a Slovakian Theme
Bohuslav Martinů; Laura Metcalf; Matei Varga
Phantasie (version for cello and piano)
Caleb Burhans; Laura Metcalf; Matei Varga
Pampeana No. 2, Op. 21
Alberto Ginastera; Laura Metcalf; Matei Varga
Sonata in F Minor, Op. 26, No. 1
George Enescu; Laura Metcalf; Matei Varga
Hard-Knock Stomp
Dan Visconti; Laura Metcalf
Pièces de viole, Book 2  
Variations on "La Folia"
Anonymous; Marin Marais; Laura Metcalf; Matei Varga
Léocadia, FP 106  
Les chemins de l'amour (arr. for cello and piano)
Anonymous; Francis Poulenc; Laura Metcalf; Matei Varga
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    59:10
First Day is the debut solo album from American cellist Laura Metcalf, a member of acclaimed string quintet Sybarite5 and cello-percussion quartet Break of Reality. Metcalf is accompanied by longtime friend and musical partner, Romanian pianist Matei Varga, on this mix of old and new works that are deeply personal to the artists. Composers represented on the programme include José Bragato, Alberto Ginastera, Marin Marais, Francis Poulenc and rare discoveries by George Enescu and Bohuslav Martinů. As well, cello versions of pieces by young composers Caleb Burhams and Dan Visconti receive their world premieres here.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Sono Luminus Studio Masters

Recorded in DXD at 352.8 kHz / 24 bit
Recorded at Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia April 20-23, 2015

Producer: Dan Merceruio
Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Daniel Shores
Editing Engineer: Dan Merceruio
Piano Technician: John Veitch
Piano: Steinway Model D #590904 (New York)
Photography: Dario Acosta (cover, pp. 3, 4), Matthew Sussman (p. 5, top), Strider Jordan (p. 5, bottom)
Graphic Design: Caleb Nei
Executive Producer: Collin J. Rae

Recorded with Merging Technologies Horus.
Mastered with Merging Technologies Hapi. 
Mixed and mastered on Legacy Audio speakers

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