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Johann Sebastian Bach, Johanna Martzy ‎– Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006 HDTT9551

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Johann Sebastian Bach, Johanna Martzy ‎– Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006

Title: Johann Sebastian Bach Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006
Artist(s): Johanna Martzy, violin
Recording Info:
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



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