HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Antonio Vivaldi/Thomas Wilbrandt – The Electric V. (The 4 Seasons)

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# Composer: Antonio Vivaldi/Thomas Wilbrandt
# Vinyl (April 1984)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Decca

# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B000BI5FS8

# Size: 1.68 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

A journey through Vivaldi‘s four seasons in a new musical key.
Ultra hard to find on vinyl, you can get a used CD on Amazon for 50 $, a new one for 89 $.

“What is extraordinary about Thomas is the breadth of his abilities. I have been continuously impressed by the range of his talents and interests. As a composer, conductor and, he is always looking for new and interesting ways to approach his work. Thomas is very much a Renaissance man.” Peter Gabriel

“… But this is nothing compared to Thomas Wilbrandt’s two-CD reinvention of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. It’s a sort of strung out version, with fragments of themes, synthesised sounds of nature, and hallucinatory expansions of the accompaniments into long, hazy days and nights. Computers play along with the Philarmonia Orchestra and solo-violinist Christopher Warren-Green. There is even a real conductor. The piece is very good and sexy, it must be great for making love to…” LA Weekly

“an amazing hitherto unheard blend of classical and electronics. If you want to hear what the music of the year 2000 could sound like, you will be fascinated by this double album – the music of the future is already here.” Cosmopolitan

“… an acoustic delicatessen: melting string echoes, fat bass notes from the organ, saturated sound – from the whispered pianissimos to the raging thunderstorm. A Venetian gondola has been turned into a stream-lined musical steamer on a journey to fantasy land.” Stern

“Thomas Wilbrandt has the unique ability to visualise the orchestra as one single complex contemporary instrument. His attitude has already displayed an uncanny parallel between the Synclavier/Fairlight sound-building concepts of synthesis – and his own moulding and texturing the wholly organic infrastructure of a living orchestra. Aided by people like Thomas, the orchestra can be thrown, alive and kicking, into the 21st Century.” Rupert Hine


A1 The Crescendo Of Spring (Dawn) 3:18
A2 The Electric Bird 2:52
Sketches Of Spring
A3a Chant I 0:58
A3b Chant II 0:57
A3c Chant III 1:04
A3d The Movie 2:59
A3e Spring Water 1:23
A3f The Glass Bead Game 2:18
A4 Idyll 3:43
A5 Twilight 1:13
B1 The Heat 3:04
B2 ‘Hot Stuff’ 5:07
B3 The Meditation 10:58
B4 Thunder And Lightning 4:51
C1 Leaves And Lutes 4:22
C2 Hi Life! 4:52
C3 The San Marco Sequence 1:52
C4 Phases 5:40
C5 The Celebration 3:38
D1 Wide White Horizon 8:56
D2 The Electric Harpsichord 0:44
D3 Radio Music 1:19
D4 Dancing (At Crystal Palace) 5:39
D5 Breaking The Ice/The Winter Song 1:56
D6 Beating The Cold/The Farewell 3:54

I let the 4 seasons complete, without splitting. Please, provide this by yourself, if you need it.

A – Spring 21:08
B – Summer 24:08
C – Autumn 20:34
D – Winter 22:36

 Analyzed folder: /Volumes/PSK & MUSIC/HiResMusic/ FERTIG STELLEN/96k Thomas Wilbrandt – The Electric V
 DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
 DR15        -0.99 dB     -21.16 dB     B – L’Estate.wav
 DR15        -0.70 dB     -21.00 dB     A – La Primavera.wav
 DR15        -0.84 dB     -21.13 dB     C – L’Autunno.wav
 DR14        -1.33 dB     -20.62 dB     D – L’Inverno.wav
 Number of files:    4
 Official DR value:    DR15


  • Co-producer – Simon Jeffes
  • Composed By – Antonio Vivaldi
  • Composed By, Arranged By – Klaus Buhlert, Simon Jeffes, Thomas Wilbrandt
  • Conductor [Philharmonia Orchestra] – Thomas Wilbrandt
  • Producer – Thomas Wilbrandt

Vinyl condition: EX++/NM, with very light noises. Optically like new.
Comes from: Property of AC/Rachmaninov

Ripping Infos

  • RCM: Okki Nokki
  • TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
  • System: Special Edition Denon DL 103
  • Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box II
  • Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
  • ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
  • Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
  • Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
  • Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5 -> Wave 32 bit/96 kHz
  • Light de-Clicking with ClickRepair, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising

You hear some clicks and pops here and there? Who cares?
I better let some light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.

  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave 32bit/96kHz -> Flac 24bit/96kHz: Twisted Wave
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5


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9 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Antonio Vivaldi/Thomas Wilbrandt – The Electric V. (The 4 Seasons)

  1. I brought this already as a souvenir from my gulag vacation, from a traveling hawker named Alf or so … anyway, no reason to put it on the DL list.

    This record is remarkable anyway, one of the very few to take to the island. Thanks Rach.

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