Another marvellous label, that came out in the last years with a row of impressive, outstanding recordings, is Tacet.
Long live the tube! This release in the “transistor-free” series by Tacet is another musical jewel. The music that Tonmeister Andreas Spreer with his nostalgic, exquisite recording technique, using nothing but tube microphones and tube amplifiers, has conjured onto the disc boasts a naturalness, warmth and vividness we thought had disappeared forever and had almost forgotten. Here a violin still sounds like a violin. Although I have around 20 different versions of Vivaldi’s Seasons and Carmignola is the King of them, this one is a “MUST”. I love it, when little known ensembles and soloists make turning pale etablished and well known “superstars”. Give this recording a chance, you will love it.
Audiophile factor: Very high!
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Daniel Gaede
Orchestra: Polish Chamber Philarmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Tacet (180g)
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.55 GB
|A1||Concerto No 1 La Primavera/Spring Allegro||3:04|
|A2||Concerto No 1 La Primavera/Spring Largo E Pianissimo||2:16|
|A3||Concerto No 1 La Primavera/Spring Allegro||3:49|
|A4||Concerto No 2 L’Estate/Summer Allegro Mà Non Molto||5:29|
|A5||Concerto No 2 L’Estate/Summer Adagio||1:48|
|A6||Concerto No 2 L’Estate/Summer Presto||2:30|
|B1||Concerto No 3 L’Autunno/Autumn Allegro||3:12|
|B2||Concerto No 3 L’Autunno/Autumn Adagio Molto||4:51|
|B3||Concerto No 3 L’Autunno/Autumn Allegro||2:50|
|B4||Concerto No 4 L’Inverno/Winter Allegro Non Molto||3:13|
|B5||Concerto No 4 L’Inverno/Winter Largo||1:53|
|B6||Concerto No 4 L’Inverno/Winter Allegro||3:06|
Analyzed folder: /192k Vivaldi – The 4 Seasons (Tacet)
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR12 -1.01 dB -17.00 dB A1 La Primavera (Spring) Op. 8, No. 1 – RV 269 Concerto No. 1 In E Major – Allegro.aif
DR13 -6.85 dB -22.90 dB A2 La Primavera (Spring) Op. 8, No. 1 – RV 269 Concerto No. 1 In E Major – Largo.aif
DR12 -1.50 dB -16.80 dB A3 La Primavera (Spring) Op. 8, No. 1 – RV 269 Concerto No. 1 In E Major – Allegro.aif
DR12 -0.92 dB -19.00 dB A4 L’Estate (Summer) Op. 8, No. 2 – RV 315 Concerto No. 2 In G Minor – Allegro Non Molto.aif
DR12 -1.65 dB -19.88 dB A5 L’Estate (Summer) Op. 8, No. 2 – RV 315 Concerto No. 2 In G Minor – Adagio.aif
DR11 -1.03 dB -14.48 dB A6 L’Estate (Summer) Op. 8, No. 2 – RV 315 Concerto No. 2 In G Minor – Presto.aif
DR12 -1.85 dB -18.61 dB B1 L’Autunno (Autumn) Op. 8, No. 3 – RV 293 Concerto No. 3 In F Major – Allegro.aif
DR12 -13.54 dB -29.41 dB B2 L’Autunno (Autumn) Op. 8, No. 3 – RV 293 Concerto No. 3 In F Major – Adagio Molto.aif
DR12 -0.64 dB -14.79 dB B3 L’Autunno (Autumn) Op. 8, No. 3 – RV 293 Concerto No. 3 In F Major – Allegro.aif
DR12 -1.49 dB -17.72 dB B4 L’Inverno (Winter) Op. 8, No. 4 – RV 297 Concerto No. 4 In F Minor – Allegro Non Molto.aif
DR12 -2.83 dB -19.11 dB B5 L’Inverno (Winter) Op. 8, No. 4 – RV 297 Concerto No. 4 In F Minor – Largo.aif
DR12 -1.45 dB -18.39 dB B6 L’Inverno (Winter) Op. 8, No. 4 – RV 297 Concerto No. 4 In F Minor – Allegro.aif
Number of files: 12
Official DR value: DR12
- Composed By – Antonio Vivaldi
- Orchestra – Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
- Producer – Andreas Spreer
- Violin – Daniel Gaede
Total analog “Tube Only” recording AAA. Recording and analog editing at Sopot, Poland, in 2007.
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
- Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Große Vorstufe, Erste Frankfurter Röhrenmanufaktur (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
Id rather have a few light anomalies instead of destroying the music.
Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.
I tend more and more, in the last time, to de-click with an automatic setting between 0.7 and 1.2 so you can say, my rips are like half rough rips.
- Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
- Very light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
- DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
- Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
- Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5
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