HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Philips) Antonio Vivaldi – Concertos for 1, 2 and 4 Guitars (Los Romeros)

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And again, the evidence that a digital production on vinyl better sounds than the same work on CD
Let’s face it: there have been literally hundreds of Vivaldi’s recordings made over the last 20 years (even longer if you include the many recordings made during the 60s and 70s that have since been digitally remastered), and while most of these recordings are just as good as the next, I found this particular recording to contain a certain depth and richness not usually associated with Baroque music. I use the word “depth” loosely as Baroque music is generally not meant to be “deep” or “expressive” in nature (after all, we’re not talking about Rachmaninov here!) 😉

# Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
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Classical Guitar; Angel, Celedonio, Celin, Pepe Romero
# Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields
# Conductor:
Iona Brown
# Vinyl (1985)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR14
# ASIN: B0000040WX
# Size: 932 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server:
FF


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Analyzed folder: /96k Vivaldi – Guitar Concertos – Los Romeros, Academy of St. Martin-In-The-Fields, Iona Brown
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DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
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DR14        -0.78 dB     -20.08 dB     A1 Vivaldi – Concerto In B Minor For 4 Guitars And Orchestra, Op. 3 No. 10 RV 580 – Allegro.wav
DR12        -3.63 dB     -19.57 dB     A2 Vivaldi – Concerto In B Minor For 4 Guitars And Orchestra, Op. 3 No. 10 RV 580 – Largo.wav
DR17        -3.82 dB     -27.13 dB     A3 Vivaldi – Concerto In B Minor For 4 Guitars And Orchestra, Op. 3 No. 10 RV 580 – Larghetto.wav
DR14        -0.63 dB     -19.17 dB     A4 Vivaldi – Concerto In B Minor For 4 Guitars And Orchestra, Op. 3 No. 10 RV 580 – Allegro.wav
DR14        -2.37 dB     -21.53 dB     A5 Vivaldi – Concerto In G Major For 2 Guitars And Orchestra, RV 532 – Allegro.wav
DR14        -11.37 dB     -29.94 dB     A6 Vivaldi – Concerto In G Major For 2 Guitars And Orchestra, RV 532 – Andante.wav
DR15        -3.88 dB     -22.76 dB     A7 Vivaldi – Concerto In G Major For 2 Guitars And Orchestra, RV 532 – Allegro.wav
DR15        -0.39 dB     -19.25 dB     B1 Vivaldi – Concerto In A Minor For Guitar And Orchestra, Op. 3 No. 6 RV 356 ‘L’Estro Armonico’ – Allegro.wav
DR13        -8.26 dB     -25.22 dB     B2 Vivaldi – Concerto In A Minor For Guitar And Orchestra, Op. 3 No. 6 RV 356 ‘L’Estro Armonico’ – Largo.wav
DR14        -0.41 dB     -19.14 dB     B3 Vivaldi – Concerto In A Minor For Guitar And Orchestra, Op. 3 No. 6 RV 356 ‘L’Estro Armonico’ – Presto.wav
DR14        -2.28 dB     -21.58 dB     B4 Vivaldi – Concerto In C Major For Guitar And Orchestra, RV 425 – Allegro.wav
DR13        -8.35 dB     -26.10 dB     B5 Vivaldi – Concerto In C Major For Guitar And Orchestra, RV 425 – Largo.wav
DR13        -4.85 dB     -22.04 dB     B6 Vivaldi – Concerto In C Major For Guitar And Orchestra, RV 425 – Allegro.wav
DR15        -2.29 dB     -20.39 dB     B7 Vivaldi – Concerto In D Major For 4 Guitars, RV 93 – Allegro.wav
DR13        -9.70 dB     -25.39 dB     B8 Vivaldi – Concerto In D Major For 4 Guitars, RV 93 – Largo.wav
DR14        -1.39 dB     -20.77 dB     B9 Vivaldi – Concerto In D Major For 4 Guitars, RV 93 – Allegro.wav
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Number of files:    16
Official DR value:    DR14
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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 “HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Philips) Antonio Vivaldi – Concertos for 1, 2 and 4 Guitars (Los Romeros)”

  1. Thank you for this post of the Los Romeros. Until recently guitar was relatively unknown to me – now it’s one of my favorite musical instruments, and I learned to enjoy it through a radio program presented by a great Brazilian guitar player (“tocador de violão” in Portuguese/Brazilian).

    be well Rachmaninov

      1. Hi tiagoramossf.
        I don’t remember. I do remember that it was a radio broadcasting in Portugal, by Rádio Universitária do Minho, which for some weeks I followed religiously.

        be well tiagoramossf
        🙂

        1. I would imagine it must be Fabio Zanon’s “A Arte do Violão”. Truly a great show. Until recently you could still find it online. It had some rare clips of classical guitar recordings and very insightful commentaries on the history of the instrument and of its interpreters. I used to hear it every saturday morning in São Paulo when I was in college. Good times.

          All the best,

          Tiago

  2. I’m kind of new to classical music but I had to come back and say that this blew my mind. Powerful. We live for those rare recordings that we have to listen to over and over again. This was one of them. For your sharing it with me, I am truly grateful.

  3. I couldn’t imagine how wonderful this music turned out to be. I was smiling within the 1st 20 seconds. I never heard classical guitar and now I’m sold on Los Romeros. They’re fantastic. Thanks for this gem, Rachmaninov.

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