Revisited, after 6 years…now with the benefits of the Black Bird and the AR SP15…and in 24/192
Wilbrandt adds to the two concertos, and has written variations on them, using synthesizers and taped sounds in addition to the Philharmonia Orchestra. Still, Vivaldi’s masterpiece is very much present in this unique work; Wilbrandt has expanded it and taken it to new heights of ecstasy. Someone once said that writing about music is akin to dancing about architecture. There just aren’t words to properly convey the experience. This disc especially leaves me struggling for words. Wilbrandt illuminates, expands, and opens up Vivaldi’s original work without detracting from it in any way. Portions remind me of Isao Tomita’s genius on his classical albums, but this is definitely not a Tomita knock-off. It is unique, beautiful, and an album I never would want to be without.
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi, Thomas Wilbrandt
Number of Discs: 2
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 3.3 GB