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  • Adagio d'Albinoni (Awaiting Repress) Adagio d'Albinoni (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Adagio d'Albinoni (Awaiting Repress)

    All Analogue AAA Recording

    Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Analogue Tapes

    Pressed at Pallas in Germany

    One of the most popular Gary Karr King Record Pressings Ever! The superior sonics of King's pressing and mastering techniques are reproduced in all of their analog glory.

    Gary Karr, acclaimed as the world's leading solo bassist (Time Magazine), is, in fact, the first solo doublebassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati doublebass 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.

    Gary Karr performs on this release with Harmon Lewis on pipe organ for a group of classical pieces by Beethoven, Bach, and more.

    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
    1. Adagio In G Minor

    Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    2. Sonatine

    Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
    3. Piece V

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    4. Sonate No.9 In B Minor

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    5. Ave Maria

    Gary Karr
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    The Academy In Concert

    Cut from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios

    Sir Neville Marriner leads the Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields with violinist Iona Brown performing on Albinoni's Adagio in G minor.

    Sir Neville Marriner, now in his 90th year, began his career as a violinist, playing first in a string quartet and trio, then in the London Symphony Orchestra. It was during this period that he founded the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, with the aim of forming a top-class chamber ensemble from London's finest players. Beginning as a group of friends who gathered to rehearse in Sir Neville's front room, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in 1958. On the strength of this, the Academy was invited to make a record for a new company called L'Oiseau Lyre. "And thanks to a very generous review from Denis Stevens in The Gramophone, promoters noticed us" Sir Neville says. "We were able to do a German tour, and other record companies took notice. It was a fortuitous snowball. The only credit we can claim is that we decided always to have good players and never to go on the platform under-rehearsed." The Academy now enjoys one of the largest discographies of any chamber orchestra worldwide, and its partnership with Sir Neville is the most recorded of any orchestra and conductor.

    Recorded on 1-4 October 1973 at Studio 1 Abbey Road, London, with producer Christopher Bishop and engineer Stuart Eltham.

    Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.

    Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.

    In the original October 1974 review in the GRAMOPHONE W.A. Chislett remarked:

    "This is a splendid lightweight selection revealing Neville Marriner and his wonderful, hand-picked team at the top of their form in an admirably balanced programme, with, say, the gaiety and wit of the Beethoven Dances at the one end of the scale and the grave and dignified beauty of Pachebel st the other, and lots of bonnes-bouches in between... the whole record is a delight, whether the music be jolly or more sombre."


    • Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180g Vinyl

    • Cut from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!

    • Superior Audiophile Pressing

    • Features Original Album Artwork


    Iona Brown, violin (1)

    Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

    Sir Neville Marriner

    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Adagio in G minor (arr. Giazotto)

    2. Scherzo from Octet for Strings Op. 20

    3. Minuet (Berenice)

    4. March in D, K335, No. 1

    5. Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio

    6. Canon in D Major

    7. Twelve Contradances

    8. Pastoral Symphony (from The Messiah)

    9. Air from Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV1068

    10. German Dance No. 3 (from K605)

    Neville Marriner
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Plays Double Bass Plays Double Bass Quick View

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    Plays Double Bass

    Gary Karr became an audiophile favorite largely as a result of the King Super Analogue recording of Albinoni's Adagio in G minor played by Gary Karr on solo bass with organ accompaniment. In 1959, Gary Karr made his first record entitled "Gary Karr Plays Double Bass" a collection of pieces from Eccles, Ravel, Bloch and others for Golden Crest Records. A few years later a second recording of Alec Wilder compositions for Bass and Piano and Bass and Guitar was also released on Golden Crest. On this outstanding second effort Gary Karr is accompanied by Bernie Leighton on piano and Fredrick Hand on guitar. After auditioning the master tapes we decided that these two wonderful recordings by a stellar bass musician needed to be reissued which is what we have done here by combining the recordings into a two disc set as part of the "Classic Records Presents " Series. Both titles were mastered and transferred by Bernie Grundman in Hollywood California from the original analog master tapes and cut on Classic Records' "All Tube" cutting system. If you are a Gary Karr fan then this is a must have release, If you are unfamiliar with "Mr. Bass" then these recording are a great place to start.
    Gary Karr
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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