A “child” of a flea market – Enjoy these little known composers in High-End-Sound
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# Composer: Blavet, Boismortier, Buffardin, Corrette, Quentin
# Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln
# Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
# Vinyl (1983)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B000025U5T
# Size: 1.1 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Having been exposed to a great deal of Italian Baroque Music because of listening to a great deal of Vivaldi, Albinoni, Corelli, etc., I eagerly purchased this recording of “French Baroque Concertos” played very beautifully by the Musica Antiqua of Köln masterfully lead by Reinhard Goebel.
This Archiv recording contains concertos (similar to concerti Grossi) written in France during the 1600s and early 1700s by composers that are unfamiliar to me (i.e., Buffardin, De Boismortier, Corrette, Quentin, and Blavet). According to the notes, early French music was usually written to accompany some event such as a banquet, lawn party, etc. However, being influenced by the Italians, the French started writing concertos (as represented in this recording) for their own musical sake. Although the Italians might have influenced the French the “sound” of this recording, to me, is as different as “night and day” from the Italian concerti that I’ve been exposed to. It is so serene and elegant. At least it is as played by Goebel and his forces in this recording.
The Musica Antiqua of Köln play these works most beautifully, clearly and again very elegantly. So if you want to hear some Baroque music that is different from the usual Italian type. Buy this disc.
By the way, the sound of the recording is superb never harsh just beautiful.
Analyzed folder: /Volumes/HDMUSIC/ Upload on HiResMusic/96kCon_Arch/96k Concerts Archiv
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -2.50 dB -19.34 dB A1 Buffardin – Concerto a 5 d-minor – Allegro non molto.wav
DR12 -2.96 dB -18.55 dB A2 Buffardin – Concerto a 5 d-minor – Andante.wav
DR13 -1.63 dB -18.99 dB A3 Buffardin – Concerto a 5 d-minor – Vivace.wav
DR13 -2.40 dB -18.72 dB A4 Boismortier – Concerto op26no6 D-Major – Allegro.wav
DR12 -2.93 dB -20.01 dB A5 Boismortier – Concerto op26no6 D-Major – Largo.wav
DR13 -1.58 dB -18.69 dB A6 Boismortier – Concerto op26no6 D-Major – Allegro.wav
DR14 -0.80 dB -17.69 dB A7 Corrette – Concerto comique no25 g-minor – Allegro.wav
DR13 -7.65 dB -24.05 dB A8 Corrette – Concerto comique no25 g-minor – Andante.wav
DR13 -2.07 dB -19.03 dB A9 Corrette – Concerto comique no25 g-minor – Allegro.wav
DR13 -1.81 dB -20.18 dB B1 Quentin – Concerto no1 A-Dur – Largo.wav
DR14 -1.11 dB -19.51 dB B2 Quentin – Concerto no1 A-Dur – Allegro.wav
DR14 -6.88 dB -27.01 dB B3 Quentin – Concerto no1 A-Dur – Adagio.wav
DR13 -1.03 dB -18.69 dB B4 Quentin – Concerto no1 A-Dur – Allegro.wav
DR12 -0.83 dB -16.65 dB B5 Blavet – Concerto a 4 parties a-moll – Allegro.wav
DR12 -1.85 dB -17.02 dB B6 Blavet – Concerto a 4 parties a-moll – Gavotte 1.wav
DR14 -1.02 dB -18.79 dB B7 Blavet – Concerto a 4 parties a-moll – Gavotte 2.wav
DR12 -0.90 dB -16.57 dB B8 Blavet – Concerto a 4 parties a-moll – Allegro.wav
Number of files: 17
Official DR value: DR13
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- System: Limited Edition Denon DL 103 SA
- Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
- 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 iZotope, 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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