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Felix Mendelssohn: Sonatas from Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood

by Karr-Yang Duo

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Fresh interpretation and technical brilliance imbue “Mendelssohn: Sonatas from Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood,” the first period instrument recording of this repertoire. This debut recording by the New York City based Karr-Yang Duo (Abigail Karr, violin and Yi-heng Yang, fortepiano) features three relatively unknown Mendelssohn Piano and Violin Sonatas, including the duo's own version of the unfinished 1838 F major sonata, and the stunning albeit incomplete Fragment in D.


released March 3, 2017

Producer: Jesse Lewis
Engineers: Tom Caulfield and Jesse Lewis
Piano Technician: Ed Swenson
Editing Assistant: Shauna Barravecchio
Mastering Engineer: Kyle Pyke
Recorded at Drew University, Madison, NJ, June 2015
Recorded in DSD256 (11.2MHz) with Schoeps and DPA microphones
Conrad Graf concert piano circa 1827, opus 1389, courtesy of Ed Swenson
Design & Typography: Marc Wolf (marcjwolf.com)
Cover: Elbschiff im Frühnebel by Caspar David Friedrich
Booklet Cover: Pen and Ink drawing by Felix Mendelssohn. Landscape of the cliffs at Amalfi. Signature on mounting paper. 15x21cm., ink. Used by permission from the Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress.
Fragment in D (1825), Autograph score: Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Mendelssohn Archive.
Karr-Yang Duo, inside: Tatiana Daubek Photography
Special Thanks: Ellis Hilton, Robert Mealy, Max Zeugner




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New Focus Recordings is an artist led collective label featuring releases in contemporary music of many stripes, as well as new approaches to older repertoire. The label was founded by guitarist Daniel Lippel (who is the current director), composer engineer Ryan Streber, and composer Peter Gilbert in 2003-4, and features releases from many of new music's most active performers and composers. ... more

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