180-gram 4LP audiophile set!
Mastered from the original masters of Universal Music
Pressed at Pallas in Germany
First box set of Mainard's Bach Cello Suites of legendary recordings from Archiv Produktion. The 4LP box set includes recording information sheets in a side-slip box with individual jackets.
As can be easily inferred from his career path, Enrico Mainardi was a cellist whose artistic viewpoint was a grafting of the German school of cello playing influenced by Neue Sachlichkeit to the musical background of his motherland Italy. He recorded the monaural cycle for the Archiv label between April 1950 and October 1955. Mainardi's Bach is leisurely and contemplative. His playing meditates on the auspicious meaning of the work - it is musical delta of courteous low notes, a magical prayer of an aged monk. This is a masterful performance, and its value is somewhat different from the performances of today.
• 4LP Box Set
• Audiophile 180-gram virgin vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas GmbH in Germany
• Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios in Berlin
• Mastered from the original masters of Universal Music
• Analogphonic release
Enrico Mainardi, cello