Chamber music is meant to be performed and enjoyed in a relatively small room, as opposed to an expansive concert hall. Therefore, the perspective of this recording is close... as though the artists are creating the music in your listening room.
The musical instruments used in this recording are of superb quality, complementing the talents of the artists, and enhancing the color and expressiveness of the literature. The piano is a 9 foot Hamburg Steinway model D concert grand, selected for its almost magical harmonic warmth and evenness of tone. The Hamburg Steinway is Ms. Steinberg’s chosen instrument. The violin is a Guarnerius, built in Cremona, Italy in 1719. The Guarnerius sings with speed, focus, and sweetness.
A spaced-pair of Schoeps microphones, driving a vacuum tube line-level amplifier, are used to capture a naturally open, and dynamically accurate sonic presentation.