This is another audiophile gem with the dream-team Romero/Marriner/Academy.
Maestro, Sensei, however you want to say it, Pepe Romero is one of the great artists of our time. Each note is a jewel that he performs with such life that you feel your heart beating to his rhythm. This is the 2nd great Guitar Concerto by blind Rodrigo.
Any devotee of Classical Guitar music, who is not aware of Giuliani’s work, is truly missing something!!! Giuliani sure must have studied Mozart. If you like Mozart (and who doesn’t), you will like Giuliani.
Farewell, Maestro Marriner. R.I.P. 🙁
# Composer: Joaquin Rodrigo, Mauro Giuliani
# Classical Guitar: Pepe Romero
# Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields
# Conductor: Neville Marriner
# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR14
# ASIN: B0000040WX
# Size: 799 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF
Rivaled only by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Neville Marriner was one of the most important of the early figures who spearheaded the reawakening of modern interest in Baroque and early Classical music. In the 1950s, he founded Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the first British early music ensemble to find a large international audience. Marriner has since become one of the most popular conductors in the world, acclaimed for his interpretations of composers from Bach to Britten.
His conducting is known for its vitality and brightness, as well as precise ensemble technique, a reflection of his violinist days. In a 1991 interview he said of his style: “I was never a potentate swinging a scepter, but was always in a dialogue with my musicians.”
Analyzed folder: /96k Giuliani-Rodrigo – Guitar Pieces-Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre – Pepe Romero, Academy of St. Martin-In-The-Fields, Neville Marriner
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR12 -1.52 dB -19.15 dB A1 Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre – Villano Y Ricercare.wav
DR13 -2.48 dB -21.68 dB A2 Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre – Espanoleta Y Fanfare De La Caballeria De Napoles.wav
DR11 -0.29 dB -15.94 dB A3 Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre – Danza De Las Haches.wav
DR14 -1.81 dB -21.66 dB A4 Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre – Canario.wav
DR18 -0.31 dB -22.33 dB B Introduction, Theme With Variations, And Polonaise In A.wav
Number of files: 5
Official DR value: DR14
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- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
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- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
- Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
- Light de-Clicking with iZotopes, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising
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.
- 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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