High-End HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Chasing The Dragon) Antonio Vivaldi – The 4 Seasons (Interpreti Veneziani)

front-small-boxsetIn creating this direct cut album, we had to overcome many challenges. Because the album had to be recorded “as live” I had to first find a piece of music which would be the perfect lenght. Obviously, I found the answer in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Next came the musicians and I was so lucky to have the opportunity of bringing over from Venice, the leading Venetian chamber orchestra, Interpreti Veneziani. Finally, I has to find a recording studio which not only had a superb sounding space, it also had to have an engineer versed in the black art of cutting live vinyl. Well, have we succeded? Please judge yourself, for I hope you have as much fun in listening as we had in cutting this disc (Mike Valentine)
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Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Giacobbe Stevanato
Orchestra: Interpreti Veneziani

Vinyl (2015)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Chasing The Dragon (180g Direct To Vinyl Cut)
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.55 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory


From Venice, Italy comes this group of master musicians – Interpreti Veneziani. They made their debut in 1987, immediately gaining reputation for the “…youthful exuberance and all-Italian brio characterizing their performances,” becoming a main attraction for both local and visitors to the romantic city. In Venice only they play a total of some 350 concerts, with over 60,000 subscribers to their own season at the San Vidal Church, where Vivaldi used to play, and where his spirit still hangs strong.

Playing on original instruments, specializing in mostly Baroque music, the individual talent of the members, their expertise as soloists and ensemble musicians and the high level of performances have earned the Interpreti an enthusiastic welcome from both audiences and critics alike.

Their most recent major achievements include appearances in the Bayreuth Festival and concerts in Stockholm’s Royal Palace during the “Water Festival”; and in Leningrad’s Belozelsky Hall, participation in the World Vision telemarathon at the Kirov Theater to mark the reinstatement of the name St. Petersburg; a concert at the Osaka Symphony Hall in live broadcast for Japanese radio; concerts at the Tokyo Kjoy Hall and the Yokohama Minato Mirari Hall during three tours in Japan, and participation in the “Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields” festival in Ballarat and Melbourne Australia, where they have toured in 2003.

In January 2004 the Interpreti Veneziani performed in Istanbul and in Venesuela and the Bahamas. They performed in Algeria, and are scheduled to perform in Mexico, Guatemala and Venezuela in the near future.

Interpreti Veneziani have 15 albums to their name, all on Rivo Alto label.

Even though it is difficult to reproduce the Venetian atmosphere and Vivaldi’s music in concert halls, Interpreti Veneziani manage to do the impossible – they unfold the silence of the lagoon and the romanticism of the city wherever they go, feeling that no other composer renders Venice better than he does.

The Interpreti Veneziani’s recording activity includes the production of the first compact disc with the music publishers Musikstrasse containing music by Giuseppe Tartini, other 19 compact discs recorded with InVeNiceSound and an LP produced by the prestigious Air Studios in London.
Here some press reviews:

5th December 2012 Canada Tour – Sault Ste Marie Ontario
From SooToday.com Staff
The orchestra was greeted with a standing ovation by a cheering crowd and dazzled the audience with two amazing encores.

One concert-goer summed up the experience of Interpreti Veneziani’s performance: “The music reached a level of such such pureness that I felt they had become one entity, that they had become the music, and that it had merged with the concentration of the audience. I was transfixed. Everyone in the auditorium was joined in a profound way that I have never before experienced.”
9 Jan 2012 – New York – Daily Gazette
Interpreti Veneziani:
 best 10 concert of 2011 in Troy
..Baroque playing of such exuberance and brilliance that the music seemed as fresh as if it had just been composed..) Gazette classical music – writer Geraldine Freedman ..
15th December 2011 – New York – La Fanfaire
it’s hard to explain why the Interpreti Veneziani are so extraordinary, except to say that they’re a perfect marriage of virtuosic individual talent and intense ensemble cohesion. 
5 Ottobre 2011 – Buenos Aires, Tribune
….Interpreti Veneziani (debut) stunned me with their immense energy when they played at the Auditorio de Belgrano for Festivales Musicales.
17 Novembre 2010 – Greenville US, Greenville Online.com
A rock concert atmosphere pervaded the Peace Center Tuesday night, with the audience …
10 Gennaio 2009 – Ogden Utah US, Interpreti Veneziani brings baroque music to life
from Desert News archives
January 9, 2009 – Anchorage US, Alaska’s Newspaper
The Italian chamber orchestra Interpreti Veneziani may specialize in baroque music of the 1700s, but its approach is anything but old-fashioned …
Ottobre 2008 – Melbourne, Theatre note
The Interpreti Veneziani Baroque Ensemble provided some delicious moments of lightness on Tuesday ..
January 15, 2008 – Lakewood Kansas, Rocky Mountain News
Baroque concert feast for the ears and eyes



  Le Quattro Stagioni – The Four Seasons
  Concerto No.1 In E Major ‘La Primavera’ R V 269
A1 Allegro  
A2 Largo  
A3 Allegro  
  Concerto No.2 In G Minor ‘L’Estate’ R V 315
A4 Allegro Non Molto  
A5 Adagio  
A6 Presto  
  Concerto No.3 In F Major ‘L’Autunno’ R V 293
B1 Allegro  
B2 Adagio Molto  
B3 Allegro  
  Concerto No.4 In F Minor ‘L’Inverno’ R V 297
B4 Allegro Non Molto  
B5 Largo  
B6 Allegro  


Analyzed folder: /192k Vivaldi – The 4 Seasons – Interpreti Veneziani
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR16        -0.38 dB     -21.42 dB     A1 Concerto No.1 In E Major ‘La Primavera’ R V 269 – Allegro.aif
DR11        -12.22 dB     -27.30 dB     A2 Concerto No.1 In E Major ‘La Primavera’ R V 269 – Largo.aif
DR13        -1.04 dB     -20.10 dB     A3 Concerto No.1 In E Major ‘La Primavera’ R V 269 – Allegro.aif
DR14        -1.09 dB     -20.31 dB     A4 Concerto No.2 In G Minor ‘L’Estate’ R V 315 – Allegro Non Molto.aif
DR15        -4.37 dB     -25.86 dB     A5 Concerto No.2 In G Minor ‘L’Estate’ R V 315 – Adagio.aif
DR12        -1.07 dB     -17.21 dB     A6 Concerto No.2 In G Minor ‘L’Estate’ R V 315 – Presto.aif
DR15        -1.43 dB     -20.61 dB     B1 Concerto No.3 In F Major ‘L’Autunno’ R V 293 – Allegro.aif
DR17        -3.99 dB     -26.96 dB     B2 Concerto No.3 In F Major ‘L’Autunno’ R V 293 – Adagio Molto.aif
DR14        -2.51 dB     -20.50 dB     B3 Concerto No.3 In F Major ‘L’Autunno’ R V 293 – Allegro.aif
DR13        -1.29 dB     -19.98 dB     B4 Concerto No.4 In F Minor ‘L’Inverno’ R V 297 – Allegro Non Molto.aif
DR13        -6.31 dB     -25.51 dB     B5 Concerto No.4 In F Minor ‘L’Inverno’ R V 297 – Largo.aif
DR15        -0.65 dB     -20.11 dB     B6 Concerto No.4 In F Minor ‘L’Inverno’ R V 297 – Allegro.aif
Number of files:    12
Official DR value:    DR14


  • Cello – Davide Amadio
  • Composed By – Antonio Vivaldi
  • Coordinator – Françoise Valentine
  • Double Bass – Angelo Liziero
  • Engineer [Balance] – Jake Jackson
  • Engineer [Cutting] – John Webber
  • Engineer [Studio] – Time Vine-Lott
  • Harpsichord – Paolo Cognolato
  • Producer – Mike Valentine
  • Viola – Sonia Amadio
  • Violin Solo – Giacobbe Stevanato
  • Violin – Anania Maritan, Nicola Granillo, Pietro Talamini, Sebastiano Maria Vianello
Direct cut to vinyl, from “Chasing the Dragon”. Barcode without printed numbers on sticker on back of resealable sleeve. Printed text on sticker reads


Ripping Info


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.
I tend more and more, in the last time, to de-click with an automatic setting between 0.7 and 1.2 so you can say, my rips are like half rough rips.

This time the rip is 100% rough…only the few seconds between the tracks were cleaned

  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Very light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • 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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8 thoughts on “High-End HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Chasing The Dragon) Antonio Vivaldi – The 4 Seasons (Interpreti Veneziani)

  1. I live close to Venice and I know some of the musicians who plays with the Iinterpreti Veneziani. Unfortunately I couldn’t heard them till now. This is a great occasion to do it! Thanks a lot!

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