“a superb cellist”
Syracuse Post Standard
“Impeccable American cellist”
“…David Fung performed strongly, showing off velocity, volume, stamina and a wide range of color and mood.”
Wayne Lee Gay, The Star Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas
Elinor Frey plays a 1962 Mario Gadda Italian ‘cello from Mantua. She uses a baroque bow (made by Louis Bégin in Montreal) for Bach’s ‘cello suite and for Amour et Biauté Parfaite.
There are no equalization adjustments on this album. We made all “EQ adjustments” with microphone placement at the start. It is always our goal to record this way: we succeeded similarly with David Fung’s Evening Conversations, and also with Orion, Joanne Pearce Martin: Barefoot, and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough in Concert.
Thanks to our friend and supporter Jon Fisher, Gearworks Pro Audio gave us the use of an Austrian AKG C-24 stereo microphone, one of the few still using the original brass surround CK12 tube in excellent condition. For this recording we used Yarlung-Records-designed interconnects with a flat silver ribbon suspended in air for the dialectric, customized vacuum tube preamplifiers, and recorded directly to two tracks without a mixer.
Bob Attiyeh, producer