Audiophile HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Philips) Rodrigo/Giuliani – Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre/Introduction, Theme With Variations, Polonaise (Pepe Romero)

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:


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


Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
  • Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
  • 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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21 thoughts on “Audiophile HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Philips) Rodrigo/Giuliani – Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre/Introduction, Theme With Variations, Polonaise (Pepe Romero)

  1. Sorry Rach.I am the one who is asleep. I’m looking forward to the Rodrigo but haven’t downloaded it yet!!
    Always appreciate your work.

  2. Los Romeros to the rescue! Pepe Romero and his family have such an intimate relationship with the guitar and with maestro Rodrigo that it is hard to imagine a better way of enjoying the Fantasia than through the hands of Pepe Romero (even though it was written for Segovia). Many thanks for this album!

  3. Giuliani is a revelation for me! I admit that I heard little of his music and now I love it. Romero plays seriously but with ease and the recording is spacious and transparent. Thank you Rach for all these Romeros that you shared with us.

  4. Thanks for all your great shares. In this fine share I cannot open the 2nd movement of Rodrigo’s concerto. All the other movements are fine. I’ve downloaded it twice and tried opening the movement using Win Zip & 7Zip, without success. Thanks again for your super shares.

    • It would help me more if you could tell me wich archive doesn’t work properly, since it’s unknown, where the 2nd mov. is suited by a rar-program, during raring.

    • OK….I downloaded the archives, unpacked and played. Everything is fine. Whatever it is, sorry, is on your side. I wish I could help you more.

      • Hi Rachmaninov:

        Well, I tried downloading again. Win Zip still wouldn’t open properly, but 7Zip did the trick! Sounds great! Thanks again…

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