In 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)
Audiophile Alert: The highest possible level!
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Giacobbe Stevanato
Orchestra: Interpreti Veneziani
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Chasing The Dragon (180g Direct To Vinyl Cut)
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.55 GB
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.
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.
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 ..
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.
….Interpreti Veneziani (debut) stunned me with their immense energy when they played at the Auditorio de Belgrano for Festivales Musicales.
A rock concert atmosphere pervaded the Peace Center Tuesday night, with the audience …
from Desert News archives
The Italian chamber orchestra Interpreti Veneziani may specialize in baroque music of the 1700s, but its approach is anything but old-fashioned …
The Interpreti Veneziani Baroque Ensemble provided some delicious moments of lightness on Tuesday ..
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|
|Concerto No.2 In G Minor ‘L’Estate’ R V 315|
|A4||Allegro Non Molto|
|Concerto No.3 In F Major ‘L’Autunno’ R V 293|
|Concerto No.4 In F Minor ‘L’Inverno’ R V 297|
|B4||Allegro Non Molto|
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
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
- Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Große Vorstufe, Erste Frankfurter Röhrenmanufaktur (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
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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