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Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas & Josu De Solaun - Loss & Love: Schubert · Schumann (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/44-96]

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Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas & Josu De Solaun - Loss & Love: Schubert · Schumann (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/44-96]

Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas & Josu De Solaun - Loss & Love: Schubert · Schumann (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1-96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 62:00 minutes | 1,01 GB
Classical | Label: Odradek Records, Official Digital Download

In 'Schubert & Schumann: Loss & Love', cellist Adolfo Gutierrez Arenas and pianist Josu De Solaun touch on two perennial themes that pervade all human lives. The album is a very personal one: both artists have recently lost their parents, and during a pandemic we all turn to music more than ever to find solace and a reflection of our own feelings as those experiences of loss and love are intensified.

As the artists wrote of their parents in the album booklet: "We could not think of a better tribute than to transmit through music the deep and devastating pain with which their farewell left us, and at the same time the blessing and energy in the form of eternal love that they handed down to us, rendering them as immortal as this music because only true love can remove the transcendence and burden of death."

Ultimately, via the music of Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann, it is love that wins out, rendering this an album of catharsis and hope. Both composers understood these themes well, and treat them in this music, even obliquely, with sensitivity, passion, innocence and fervour; eloquently and exquisitely.

Schubert's 'Arpeggione Sonata', originally for the arpeggione, a hybrid between cello and guitar, includes a beautiful central "song without words" framed by an inventively melodic first movement and virtuoso finale. Schumann's 'Fantasiestcke' were originally for clarinet and piano and his 'Adagio-Allegro' was initially for horn and piano, but as cello works they find new meaning, ranging from tender expression to fiery energy. Clara Schumann played the piano at the premiere of Schumann's 'Funf Stcke im Volkston' (Five pieces in Folk Style) in the Leipzig Gewandhaus in December 1859, after Robert Schumann's death. The work is a kind of suite that opens "mit Humor" (with humour) and ends with an ardent "stark und markiert" (strong and marked) movement, constructed throughout with principles of variety and contrast.

Josu De Solaun received the ICMA Award (International Classical Music Award) for his album 'Fantasque' with the violinist Franziska Pietsch, another Odradek artist, while Adolfo Gutirrez Arenas's Odradek release of the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas was praised in 'Pizzicato' magazine as "a multi-layered, inspired dialogue that never loses its tension and intensity", and by 'Das Orchester': "… perfectly depicts the iridescent voice weightings and permanent role changes of the two instruments There are numerous moments of great delicacy and fragility, then again we hear melting cantabile, exuberant giocoso, angular counterpoint, distinctly calm and distinctly fast tempos, in short: the whole spectrum of Beethoven's expressive worlds in unadulterated, clear colours."

Tracklist:
1. Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70: I. Adagio (04:07)
2. Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70: II. Allegro (05:00)
3. Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: I. Zart und mit Ausdruck (03:00)
4. Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: II. Lebhaft, leicht (03:32)
5. Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: III. Rasch und mit Feuer (04:34)
6. Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: I. Mit Humor (‘Vanitas vanitatum’) (02:56)
7. Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: II. Langsam (04:09)
8. Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: III. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen (04:47)
9. Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: IV. Nicht zu rasch (01:46)
10. Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: V. Stark und markiert (03:16)
11. Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821: I. Allegro moderato (11:37)
12. Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821: II. Adagio (04:06)
13. Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821: III. Allegretto (09:04)

foobar2000 1.4.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2022-05-20 10:18:01

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Statistics for: 11-Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821: I. Allegro moderato
Number of samples: 30771259
Duration: 11:38
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Left Right

Peak Value: -1.02 dB –- -1.65 dB
Avg RMS: -19.04 dB –- -20.48 dB
DR channel: 13.84 dB –- 14.46 dB
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Official DR Value: DR14

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1318 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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foobar2000 1.4.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2022-05-20 10:21:36

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Analyzed: Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas / Loss & Love: Schubert · Schumann
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -1.00 dB -17.82 dB 4:07 01-Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70: I. Adagio
DR11 -1.55 dB -15.50 dB 5:00 02-Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70: II. Allegro
DR10 -1.03 dB -15.52 dB 3:01 03-Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
DR11 -1.02 dB -16.09 dB 3:32 04-Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: II. Lebhaft, leicht
DR11 -0.95 dB -16.19 dB 4:35 05-Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: III. Rasch und mit Feuer
DR11 -1.01 dB -16.16 dB 2:57 06-Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: I. Mit Humor (‘Vanitas vanitatum’)
DR11 -1.04 dB -17.12 dB 4:09 07-Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: II. Langsam
DR13 -1.12 dB -20.11 dB 4:47 08-Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: III. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
DR11 -1.05 dB -15.08 dB 1:47 09-Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: IV. Nicht zu rasch
DR12 -1.04 dB -16.56 dB 3:16 10-Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102: V. Stark und markiert
DR13 -1.05 dB -22.48 dB 4:07 12-Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821: II. Adagio
DR13 -0.93 dB -17.61 dB 9:04 13-Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821: III. Allegretto
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2465 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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