Sonata in A minor KV 310/300d A-moll - La minore
I. Allegro maestoso 9'00"
II. Andante cantabile con espressione 8'12"
III. Presto 2'45"
from unfinished Suite KV 399/385i
II. Allemande 3'28"
Total Time 23'25"
Sonata in A major KV 331/300i A-Dur - La maggiore
I. Andante grazioso - Variazioni I/VI 13'02"
II. Menuetto - Trio 6'19"
III. Alla Turca: Allegretto 4'16"
Total Time 23'37"
Conceived, recorded and produced by Giulio Cesare Ricci
Recorded at Sala Musica "Caetani", Villa di Ninfa - Giardini di Ninfa (Latina)
Recording date October 28th, 29th, 30th 2001
Recording assistant Paola Liberato
Music assistant Roberto Prosseda
Instrument Piano C. Bechstein, op. n.15664 Berlin 1884
Piano technicians Roberto Valli, Luigi Lamacchia
Valve microphones: Neumann U47, U48
Mike pre-amplifiers, cables (line, digital, microphone, supply): Signoricci
The mastering for vinyl was made by Giulio Cesare Ricci using Signoricci's analog and valve system.
Thanks to Giardini e Rovine di Ninfa - "Roffredo Caetani" Foundation for the collaboration.
When we listen to this album we can live again the very particular acoustics of the Sala Musica "Caetani" located in the heart of the magical Giardini di Ninfa. In these tracks, Charles Rosen once again demonstrates the high level of interpretation and the great culture that has made him appreciated all over the world. Giulio Cesare Ricci in this recording wanted to make listeners appreciate the quality of the piano C. Bechstein, op.n.15664 Berlin 1884, the instrument that Franz Liszt used for his concerts in Italy. A real natural recording: the most attentive listener will be able to recognize the singing of the birds of the Giardino di Ninfa that reply to the Mozartian interpretation of the great Charles Rosen. The recording was made at the Sala Musica "Caetani", Villa di Ninfa - Giardini di Ninfa (Latina). Giulio Cesare Ricci used the legendary microphones Neumann U47, U48. The sound is obviously with real timbre.