Just listening through, now, to first edits of my set with Matt Haimovitz of the Complete Beethoven Works for Cello and Piano, provisionally titled, Beethoven, Period, coming out on Pentatone in February of 2015. We had the great good fortune to be privileged to record at Skywalker Ranch on Matt’s gut-strung Gofriller and an 1823 Broadwood fortepiano graciously leant to us by William Meredith and the Ira Brilliant Institute of Beethoven Studies resident at San Jose State University.
We recorded last January. The immediacy, the poignant and plangent sonorities and ambient resonances of the Broadwood is a record unto itself. Matt’s pliancy and beauty of sound is unparalleled.
The dream team was made complete by Producer, David Frost and Chief Engineer, Richard King.
You’ll enjoy this set.