Gary Karr Apres Un Reve on 180g Import LP
Cut by Kevin Gray from the Original Analogue Master Tapes
Gary Karr, acclaimed as "the world's leading solo bassist" (Time Magazine), is, in fact, the first solo double bassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati double bass which was given to him by the widow of Serge Koussevitzky.
Since his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in 1962, Karr has performed as soloist on six continents with orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Caracas, Venezuela), Jerusalem Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and with all the major orchestras of Australia.
For bassists, Apres Un Reve should have been titled "Hindemith Sonata." Karr's non-academic approach to this romantic music is very compelling and different from most interpretations. Here with pianist Harmon Lewis he performs a program of classical works by Faure, Lorenziti, Granados, Gluck, Gershwin, Wagner, Green and Hindemith.
Gary Karr (double bass)
Harmon Lewis (piano)
• Cut by Kevin Gray from the original analogue master tapes
• Pressed at Pallas GmbH Germany
• Full analogue products used during entire mastering process
Gary Karr Apres Un Reve Track Listing:
1. Faure - Apres Un Reve
2. Lorenziti - Gavotte
3. Granados - Madrigal In A Minor
4. Gluck - Melodie (Reigen seliger Geister)
5. Gershwin - Summertime
6. Wagner - Q Du Mein Holder Abendstern from "Tannhauser"
7. Green - Playful Rondo
8. Hindemith - Sonata For Double Bass And Piano:
II. 2nd Mov.: Scherzo, Allegro assai
III. 3rd Mov.: Molto adagio