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Review in TheStrad

December 25, 2020

Eivind Ringstad: Correspondances

“A beautifully constructed recital from a virtuoso viola player”

https://www.thestrad.com/reviews/eivind-ringstad-correspondances/11478.article?fbclid=IwAR2XR9TlKubyBQR2JXwdf50oXwE_25V7E9CwxGJhGEUOqzvRMSb9tk2kOTQ

Eivind Ringstad BBT Press release for Rubicon Classics

October 26, 2020

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Read the full blog text on the recording process here:

Recording Correspondances

Here is a short excerpt:

“In October 2019, I was at Snape Maltings, near Aldeburgh and very much associated with Benjamin Britten, to record my first recital CD. Shortly to be released on Rubicon Classics, I was joined by my regular recital partner, German pianist David Meier – who I’ve known and worked with for ten years – and the Norwegian composer Peder Barratt-Due (as well as the recording team, of course). We spent three days recording six works in the Britten Studio in the very beautiful surroundings of the Maltings.”

 This is the first time I recorded a full recital CD with piano, so without any experience like this, I was really wondering how it would work out. The first day we started of recording Hindemith’s Sonata. The recording team were easy to work with and David was having a good time playing the entire repertoire from memory! At the end of the day I noticed the sound of my viola’s C-string wasn’t as good as it should be. It was kind of ‘tired’ and had a “buzzing” sound and I feared that it would be the same on the recording.  It was! Therefore, with the producer, we decided to re-record some of the parts of the Hindemith Sonata again the next day, but with a new C-string.”

-Eivind Ringstad

Ringstad plays with a tenderness and poignancy that takes my breath away. Simply gorgeous!

Jerry Dubins | Fanfare Magazine
Mar-Apr 2018

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad can convey Walton’s desire for a deep and colorful sound with his playing that creates the necessary depth. The Suite in the Old Style was carried out with a lot of feeling and noblesse

Pizzicato | Uwe Krusch
Dec 2017