Tag Archives: Gonzalo Soriano

Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (EMI) Nights In The Gardens Of Spain/Harpsichord Concerto (Soriano/De Burgos)

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Audiophile reissue from the 90s (180g, limited edition) from my own collection
Spanish critics have long hailed Gonzalo Soriano’s two recordings of Nights in the Gardens of Spain–this one from 1962 and an earlier effort with Ataulfo Argenta–as among the finest readings of the score ever committed to disc. It’s easy to see why. Soriano brings to bear a conception that is firm, detailed, and energetic and plays the piece with real flair. His partner on the podium, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, only 28 years old when the recording was made, sparks a magnificent account from the Paris Conservatory Orchestra: masculine, evocative, and glowingly ardent. For this most impressionistic of Falla’s scores, it’s an ideal sound.

Composer: Manuel De Falla
Performer: Gonzalo Soriano
Orchestra: Orchestre De La Socité Des Concerts Du Conservatoire
Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos
Vinyl (1963)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: 15
Size: 1.55 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Yepes / Soriano / Argenta / ONE – Concierto De Aranjuez / Noches En Los Jardines De España (original Spanish pressing)

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# Composers: Joaquin Rodrigo, Manuel de Falla
# Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
# Conductor: Ataulfo Argenta
# Performers: Narciso Yepes, Gonzalo Soriano
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Columbia Records | SCLL 14000
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.8GB), 24-bit/96kHz (901MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (237MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

This album was donated several months ago and I foolishly let it sit all this time without ripping it. Don’t make the same mistake I did and pass this one by. Grab it right now.

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Falla/Rodrigo – Nights In The Gardens Of Spain/’Aranjuez’ Guitar Concerto (Yepes/Soriano/Argenta)

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TAS-listed, very desirable item, from the golden age of Decca’s sound engeneering.

# Composer: Joaquín Rodrigo, Manuel de Falla
# Performer: Narciso Yepes, Gonzalo Soriano
# Orchestra: National Orchestra Of Spain
# Conductor: Ataulfo Argenta
# Vinyl (1958/59)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Label: EMI
# ASIN: never released on CD
# Size: 924 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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