This CD combines deeply-felt, personal readings of the violin-piano sonatas of Gabriel Fauré (No. 1) and César Franck. Delmoni is partnered with pianist Meg Bachman Vas, who is also heard on the best-selling Songs My Mother Taught Me (CD JMR 1). Newly remastered by Robert C. Ludwig from the original analog master tape, using dB Technologies’ 22-bit analog-to-digital converter and Apogee Electronics’ UV 22 Super CD Encoding, this CD delivers compelling performances in emotionally-involving, fatigue-free sound.
"The growing discography of Arturo Delmoni testifies to a musician who must possess an artistic soul of exceptional beauty. Each new issue reveals additional aspects of a winsome musical personality andRead more verifies an impression of great warmth and geniality." -- Alan Heatherington, American Record Guide.
"These vibrant, sweeping performances combine polish with a forward drive that constantly engages the ear." -- David K. Nelson, Fanfare
"Delmoni's playing continually reveals imaginative nuance." -- Robert Hesson, Stereophile
"The original recording was made in 1982; the digital remastering preserves its warm analog ambience and captures the instruments with breathtaking intimacy. Arturo Delmoni plays throughout with a plush but sturdy tone and his technique only infrequently betrays his pure and noble expressive aims. If he doesn't project the marked violinistic individuality of a Heifetz, Milstein, Oistrakh, Francescatti, or Szigeti, he is the equal of a great many younger violinists who have garnered much more extensive reputations. This disc of French sonatas, in fact, achieves a remarkably high level that many better-known violinists could hardly aspire to surpass. Highly recommended." -- Robert Maxham Read less