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# Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
# Performer: Angel, Celedonio, Pepe & Celin Romero, John Corigliano, Domenick Saltarelli, Margaret Bella
# Orchestra: San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Victor Alessandro
# Vinyl (1968/79)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: B0000264ZX
# Size: 792 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Los Romeros (Angel, Celedonio, Celin and Pepe) have collaborated with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra to produce a true Vivaldi sound. These are Concertos, not solo pieces. The Romeros are assisted by John Corigliano on the Violin, Dominick Saltarelli on the Viola and Margaret Bella on the Cello. The admixture is pure Vivaldi from the Allegro of the Concerto in D to the Largo of the Concerto in B minor. The guitar parts are perfect for the resultant polyphony. Transitions are smooth. The guitars are sensitive and evocative. Timing is precise – the orchestra comes in and out flawlessly. The guitar accompanents flow freely and precisely.
TURN YOUR BASS UP AND YOUR TONE DOWN to appreciate this album. Especially fascinating are the guitar duets by the Romeros in the Concerto in G. The guitar is delicate and sensitive in the Andante. The guitar leads the orchestra and not the other way around. The Concerto in C is probably most familiar to Vivaldi fans. The orchestra and Los Romeros display great dynamic range and force of rhythm. Vivaldi would have been proud to hear these results as a tribute. This is the height of virtuosity, delicacy and mastery of the guitar. Especially in combination and collaboration with a great orchestra.
This is truly a work of art! The first time I heard this recording I was immediately impressed. The Romeros, also known as Spain’s Royal Family of Classical Guitar, are like fine diamonds set in the platinum background of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra at its best. Pepe and Angel Romero have since gone on to become independent solo artists but this recording with their brother and father is one of their best ever and should be in everyone’s library. This is truly a gem! You will enjoy it.
Analyzed folder: /96k (DL103) Vivaldi – Concertos For 1-2-4 Guitars – Los Romeros
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR11 -2.82 dB -19.44 dB A2 Vivaldi – Concerto for 4 guitars H-minor – 2 Largo-Larghetto RV 580.wav
DR11 -3.10 dB -18.27 dB B4 Vivaldi – Concerto for Guitar, Viola, Violin, Cello A-Major – 1 Allegro Non Molto RV 82.wav
DR12 -1.25 dB -18.36 dB A3 Vivaldi – Concerto for 4 guitars H-minor – 3 Allegro RV 580.wav
DR14 -2.55 dB -21.78 dB A4 Vivaldi – Concerto for guitar C-Major – 1 Allegro RV 425.wav
DR12 -0.64 dB -18.56 dB A1 Vivaldi – Concerto for 4 guitars H-minor – 1 Allegro RV 580.wav
DR12 -9.92 dB -26.03 dB A5 Vivaldi – Concerto for guitar C-Major – 2 Largo RV 425.wav
DR14 -1.53 dB -19.81 dB A6 Vivaldi – Concerto for guitar C-Major – 3 Allegro RV 425.wav
DR13 -0.88 dB -19.07 dB B1 Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 guitars G – 1 Allegro RV 532.wav
DR12 -10.09 dB -25.62 dB B2 Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 guitars G – 2 Andante RV 532.wav
DR14 -0.46 dB -19.04 dB B3 Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 guitars G – 3 Allegro RV 532.wav
DR11 -7.26 dB -21.73 dB B5 Vivaldi – Concerto for Guitar, Viola, Violin, Cello A-Major – 2 Larghetto RV 82.wav
DR11 -2.32 dB -17.00 dB B6 Vivaldi – Concerto for Guitar, Viola, Violin, Cello A-Major – 3 Allegro RV 82.wav
Number of files: 12
Official DR value: DR12
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Kenwood KD 7010
- Cartridge: Denon DL103
- Phono stage: 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 ClickRepair, 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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