The Jung Trio Dvorak Piano Trio Op. 65 Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Mastered by Bernie Grundman! Recorded Live Direct to 2-track on 30ips analogue tape!
One of the best sounding chamber music recordings that we've ever heard!
Hailed for its soul-stirring, captivating performances of supreme artistry, The
Jung Trio, "a spectacular group with wonderful musicality at their fingertips,"
(Ezra Laderman, composer and Dean Emeritus of Yale University) has established
its status as one of the most notable rising young ensembles of today. The group
is comprised of sisters Jennie, Ellen, and Julie Jung, who each contributes her
own singular warmth and impassioned sensibility to the collaborative force. The
trio has appeared in concerts all across North America as well as around the
world. In April, 2007, they swept the auditions held in the City of Beverly
Hills. As a result, the Trio was presented on Los Angeles County Museum of Art's
"Sundays Live," the Beverly Hills "Music in the Mansion," and the Trinity
Lutheran, Manhattan Beach "Previews" concert series. The Jung Trio won the Grand
Prize at the 2002 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and the Bronze Medal
at the 2002 Fischoff Competition.
The sisters were born and raised in Toronto, where they received their early
music training as scholarship students in the Young Artist Performance Academy
at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Initial successes include top prizes at the
Canadian Music Competition, Kiwanis Music Festival, and the CIBC National Music
Jennie Jung received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of
Toronto, pupil of Marietta Orlov. Following studies at Yale School of Music
(Master of Music and Artist Diploma) with Claude Frank, she went on to receive a
Doctor of Musical Arts at the Juilliard School in May, 2008.
Ellen Jung completed studies in the Bachelor of Music program at the University
of Toronto with Lorand Fenyves and David Zafer. She received her Master of Music
and Artist Diploma from Yale as a student of Syoko Aki.
Julie Jung studied with Shauna Rolston at the University of Toronto, where she
graduated with a Bachelor of Music. She received her Master of Music from the
New England Conservatory of Music as a student of Laurence Lesser, before
joining her sisters at Yale, where she completed the Artist Diploma as a student
of Aldo Parisot.
Upon hearing the Groove Note 180g 45rpm 2LP set of this same title, here is what Michael Fremer had to say: "I then played another new arrival: the Jung Trio's recording of Dvorak's Piano Trio in F MInor, Op. 65 (two 45rpm LPs, Groove Note GRV1043-1), recorded live in concert direct to 2-track analog tape at 30 ips and mastered by Bernie Grundman. It was an ear-opener: the violin, cello and piano were reproduced with an appropriately rich darkness, three dimensionality, transparency, and versimilitude that had me thinking: Can it possibly sound any better?" - Michael Fremer, Stereophile April 2009 In Heavy Rotation
"The recording is gorgeous: warm, spacious and everything you love about analog that digital just can’t give you, which makes the rarity of this—a new, live to two track analog classical music recording all the more special. The violin is silky-rich and real sounding stage right (on the left), while the cello is deep, sonorous and full stage left. The piano, center stage is palpable and appropriately liquid. The recording exudes warmth, transparency and three-dimensionality as the confines of the space are subtly suggested in the delicate acoustic set up around the players. " - Michael Fremer, musicangle.com, 9 out of 10 Music, 11 out of 10 Sound!!!
"...if you’re looking for a sophisticated but accessible piece to show off just how spectacularly natural your system can sound, you can’t go wrong with this. If it doesn’t sound as if this trio is arrayed on stage not far from where you sit, your system needs work." - Michael Fremer, musicangle.com, 9 out of 10 Music, 11 out of 10 Sound!!!
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
The Jung Trio:
Jennie Jung, piano
Ellen Jung, violin
Julie Jung, cello
|Anton Dvorak (1841-1904)
|Piano Trio In F Minor, Op. 65
1. I. Allegro ma non troppo
2. II. Allegro grazioso, Meno mosso
3. III. Poco Adagio
4. IV. Finale, Allegro con brio
|This is a very soothing cd and the recording of the music is awesome, perhaps even flawless. I am playing it on with my Luxman standard cd player through some B&W speakers. It makes me wonder how much better this sounds with a SACD player. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer, only about 42 minutes. Maybe that has something to do with the limitations of a super audio disc? Bowers and Wilkins suggested the CD as one that really tests your speakers.|
|- Ken, VT|