- Classical Instrumental Soloists
- Johann Sebastian Bach, Johanna Martzy – Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1
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Better Sound Than Old EMI CD box
Great performances. Not that easy to find these recordings for this price right now. Sound is very nice.
We truly enjoy this recording for the quality of detail and history that it represents
Beautiful performance and recording. Martzy's performance is warm and elegant. Grateful HDTT makes the recording available.
One of a kind Bach
A style of playing unusual for those raised on authentic practices. Extraordinary passion and timbre bowed out from a searing modern violin. Unforgettable once you’ve heard her have a go at this score. It’s all there in the Bach, this is not new jam spread on old toast. But I guarantee he never heard such a thing!
One of the best transfer
I was about to purchase a Japanese remastered copy of the Johanna Martzy Bach Violin Sonatas & Partitas two weeks ago, but that copy was unfortunately out of print. I was then googling for recommendations of it and found this great transfer.
Title: Johann Sebastian Bach Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006
Artist(s): Johanna Martzy, violin
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips 2-track tape
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London by EMI Records 1955
Martzy is one of the most sought after violinists and if you wanted to buy – always assuming you could find them - perfect copies of the British Columbia LPs the Sonatas and Partitas first appeared on (33CX 1286-8) you could end-up paying more than $6500 for them and even the more modern Coup d’Archet (a defunct label dedicated to issuing live and studio performances by Martzy on CD and LP) and 180gm remasterings cost serious money. So for most digital will be the only option, of which - in amongst various Japanese and Korean versions - only those by EMI France, Testament and Hänssler are widely available and none of these CDs (let alone the appalling MP3 downloads) come close to reproducing what Martzy sounded like on LP, which is not the case with this remastering, which in both DXD and DSD128, played in native format, has far more presence, projection, body and better reproduces the Abbey Road acoustic. Rob Pennock
This is a Monophonic Recording