Super-Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Bis/AudioNautes) La Spagna, Music From The XV, XVI, And XVII Centuries (Atrium Musicæ De Madrid) {Italian 180g Remasters}

This is one of the most beautiful recording in the milky way …and super-high-end italian label AudioNautes made something almost impossible: to make sound a perfect recording a little better.
Audiophile factor: absurdly high!
If you loved my rip of “La Folia”, you will run crazy and take hostages to get the original double-LP. But you won’t find it. Don’t ask, how much I payed for my copy. Now you can get it as remaster by Audionautes from Italy.

# Composer: Many different
# Performer: Atrium Musicæ De Madrid
# Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
# Vinyl 1980
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: BIS
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 3.43 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi

Setting off on a sonic journey through Europe, Gregorio Paniagua and his acclaimed ensemble Atrium Musicæ de Madrid took the famous theme known as La Spagna, used widely by composers across Europe for several centuries, as the starting point in their quest to bring to life the many and varied old scores that used this themes. In their recording, the ensemble used a huge range of instruments, from clavicytherium (a vertical harpsichord) to a simple plastic cup, and the vivid performances and no less vivid recording enchanted both early music fans and audiophiles. This is the first 180 gramm remaster of this legendary 1980 recording.

This recording contains 48 versions of an old Italian (!) melody that went under the name of “La Spagna” and became popular in all Europe in the course of the 16th century. Gregorio Paniagua has collected the pieces from various manuscripts in European libraries and printed editions (such as the Cancionero Musical de Palacio and the Buxheimer Orgelbuch) and arranged them for a vast collection of “period” instruments. The original music is not notated, at least in the majority of cases, for any particular instruments, so Paniagua has felt free to put together a collection for his seven-man ensemble which surely burst the bounds of anything you could have heard in the 16th or 17th centuries, especially considering the fact that on some tracks he uses percussion “instruments” that are highly non-conventional – a whip, an oil jar, “bits and pieces” and, last but not least, a plastic cup! The resulting sound is, indeed, delightful, although not, of course, “authentic”, some of the combinations sounding to me highly unlikely (such as using a clavcytherium, a spinet and a harpsichord together, or the use of a violoncello d’amore on a number of pieces where there is already at least one viola da gamba or violoncello). The music is extremely pleasant listening which can also help listeners to appreciate the sounds of these old instruments as well as the rhythm of this renaissance “hit”.


A1 Spagna Contrapunto 1:55
A2 Spagnoletta 1:01
A3 Danza Alta, Sobre ‘La Spagna’ 3:19
A4 Basse Dance Du Roy De Spaingne A XLIIII Notes A VI Measures 0:32
A5 La Spagna 1:27
A6 Basse Danze (La Spagna) 3:02
A7 Triste Espana 1:22
A8 Historia Baetica 1:45
A9 La Spagna 3:36
A10 Calata A La Spagnola I 1:33
A11 Calata A La Spagnola II 1:15
A12 Calata A La Spagnola III 0:43
A13 Calata A La Spagnola IV 1:39
B1 Spaniol Kochesberger 4:38
B2 Spaniol Tancz 3:07
B3 The Old Spagnoleta 2:12
B4 Spagnioletta 2:46
B5 Triste Espana 1:13
B6 Re Di Spagna 0:42
B7 La Bassa Castiglya – Falla Con Misuras 1:46
B8 La Spagna 1:41
B9 La Spagna 1:33
B10 Olvida Tu Perdicion Espana 0:45
C1 Spagnioler Tancz 3:36
C2 Spaniele 2:15
C3 Espagnoletta 1:11
C4 Spagnoletto-Villanicco Di Spagna-Pavaniglia Di Spagna-Spagnoletto Da Capo 2:19
C5 La Spagna A 5 3:28
C6 Recercada Primera Sobre Canto Llano La Spagna 1:17
C7 Recercada Segunda 1:06
C8 Recercada Tercera 1:53
C9 Recercada Quarta 1:44
C10 Recercada Quinta 1:05
C11 Recercada Sesta 1:09
D1 Gagliarda Quarta A 5 Alla Spagnola 2:34
D2 Een Spaense Voys 1:38
D3 Pavana Hispanica 3:24
D4 The Spaynard 0:49
D5 The Spanish Pavane 1:55
D6 Triste Espana 0:39
D7 Espagnoletta 1:05
D8 Ricercar Spagnuola ‘Duna Cossa Spagnola’ 0:46
D9 Ain Spaniyelischer Hoff Dantz 1:10
D10 Tres Sobre El Canto Ilano De La Alta 2:22
D11 Triste Espana 0:54
D12 Spagnoletta Nuova Al Nodo Di Madrigal 0:43
D13 Furioso Alla Spagnuola 1:19
D14 Padvana Hispanica 0:48


Analyzed folder: /192k(AudioNautes) La Spagna – Atrium Musicae De MAdrid – Gregorio Paniagua
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -6.55 dB     -24.30 dB     A1 Spagna Contrapunto.wav
DR14        -6.19 dB     -22.26 dB     A2 Spagnoletta.wav
DR10        -0.30 dB     -15.74 dB     A3 Danza Alta, Sobre ‘La Spagna’.wav
DR8        -19.27 dB     -30.64 dB     A4 Basse Dance Du Roy De Spaingne A XLIIII Notes A VI Measures.wav
DR11        -12.63 dB     -25.24 dB     A5 La Spagna.wav
DR12        -10.73 dB     -24.67 dB     A6 Basse Danze (La Spagna).wav
DR11        -14.69 dB     -29.10 dB     A7 Triste Espana.wav
DR15        -1.27 dB     -19.91 dB     A8 Historia Baetica.wav
DR10        -11.06 dB     -24.77 dB     A9 La Spagna.wav
DR14        -9.65 dB     -28.11 dB     A10 Calata A La Spagnola I.wav
DR11        -17.09 dB     -32.63 dB     A11 Calata A La Spagnola II.wav
DR12        -18.57 dB     -32.97 dB     A12 Calata A La Spagnola III.wav
DR16        -4.96 dB     -25.90 dB     A13 Calata A La Spagnola IV.wav
DR15        -1.14 dB     -20.57 dB     B1 Spaniol Kochesberger.wav
DR9        -10.51 dB     -22.19 dB     B2 Spaniol Tancz.wav
DR12        -11.11 dB     -27.17 dB     B3 The Old Spagnoleta.wav
DR18        -8.87 dB     -31.15 dB     B4 Spagnioletta.wav
DR10        -9.76 dB     -22.74 dB     B5 Triste Espana.wav
DR8        -15.35 dB     -25.41 dB     B6 Re Di Spagna.wav
DR11        -15.39 dB     -29.73 dB     B7 La Bassa Castiglya – Falla Con Misuras.wav
DR13        -4.98 dB     -22.83 dB     B8 La Spagna.wav
DR11        -9.96 dB     -22.83 dB     B9 La Spagna.wav
DR9        -10.48 dB     -22.44 dB     B10 Olvida Tu Perdicion Espana.wav
DR13        -6.40 dB     -24.05 dB     C1 Spagnioler Tancz.wav
DR14        -5.09 dB     -21.16 dB     C11 Recercada Sesta.wav
DR10        -11.40 dB     -24.50 dB     C2 Spanieler.wav
DR13        -7.53 dB     -22.82 dB     C3 Espagnoletta.wav
DR18        -0.96 dB     -23.52 dB     C4 Spagnoletto-Villanicco Di Spagna-Pavaniglia Di Spagna-Spagnoletto Da Capo.wav
DR11        -3.77 dB     -19.87 dB     C5 La Spagna A 5.wav
DR11        -18.47 dB     -32.01 dB     C6 Recercada Primera Sobre Canto Llano La Spagna.wav
DR11        -12.88 dB     -26.10 dB     C7 Recercada Segunda.wav
DR11        -9.38 dB     -21.85 dB     C8 Recercada Tercera.wav
DR10        -10.07 dB     -22.57 dB     C9 Recercada Quarta.wav
DR12        -20.86 dB     -35.11 dB     C10 Recercada Quinta.wav
DR12        -8.95 dB     -23.60 dB     D1 Gagliarda Quarta A 5 Alla Spagnola.wav
DR9        -13.22 dB     -27.02 dB     D2 Een Spaense Voys.wav
DR11        -7.08 dB     -22.74 dB     D3 Pavana Hispanica.wav
DR17        -13.78 dB     -34.65 dB     D4 The Spaynard.wav
DR13        -13.32 dB     -28.70 dB     D5 The Spanish Pavane.wav
DR8        -11.91 dB     -23.56 dB     D6 Triste Espana.wav
DR12        -18.46 dB     -34.92 dB     D7 Espagnoletta.wav
DR11        -19.04 dB     -32.94 dB     D8 Ricercar Spagnuola ‘Duna Cossa Spagnola’.wav
DR12        -17.20 dB     -32.03 dB     D9 Ain Spaniyelischer Hoff Dantz.wav
DR10        -10.73 dB     -22.55 dB     D10 Tres Sobre El Canto Ilano De La Alta.wav
DR10        -15.27 dB     -30.28 dB     D11 Triste Espana.wav
DR10        -11.60 dB     -24.91 dB     D12 Spagnoletta Nuova Al Nodo Di Madrigal.wav
DR18        -0.19 dB     -20.16 dB     D13 Furioso Alla Spagnuola.wav
DR11        -29.33 dB     -45.48 dB     D14 Padvana Hispanica.wav
Number of files:    48
Official DR value:    DR12


  • Conductor – Gregorio Paniagua
  • Ensemble – Atrium Musicæ De Madrid
  • Producer, Engineer, Edited By, Design, Layout – Robert Von Bahr

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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.

  • 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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