Yarlung Goes Linning
04 June 2009
Audiophile Audition writes:
Yarlung Records has become the first American label chosen by Linn Records of Scotland to offer high-resolution, 24-bit downloads on the Linn site. One of the first titles available is Martin Chalifour in Walt Disney Concert Hall, mastered by Steve Hoffman/ The recording session, covered in the October 2008 issue of Stereophile, found Chalifour, Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, playing four extraordinary violins: Nathan Milstein's "ex Goldmann" Stradivarius, Jack Benny's "Joachim" Strad, the "ex Sigmund Biel" Guarneri, and a 1995 Michael Fischer based on a 1741 Guarneri. In addition, in Schönberg duets, Chalifour is joined by Maia Jasper playing an 18th century Lavazza. LAPO's pianist, Joanne Pearce Martin, plays a Steinway chosen by Hélène Grimaud. Check out the liner notes by Michael Fremer, Jim Svejda, and Yarlung's Bob Attiyeh.
Also available is one of Yarlung's most recent releases, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra 40th Anniversary concert. Conducted by no less a personage than Sir Neville Marriner, the CD includes Jeffrey Kahane playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto 1 and the world premiere of Pierre Jalbert's Chamber Symphony.
Los Angeles Chamber OrchestraMartin Chalifour40th AnniversaryMartin Chalifour in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tresors Ensevelis