A live concert by the Interpreti Veneziani Chamber Orchestra recorded here with 50 year old Neumann valve microphones, to a state of the art Nagra digital recorder and then transferred directly to 12" 45rpm vinyl.
After making the Direct To Disc recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Chasing the Dragon took the orchestra into Saint John's Smith Square, London, for a live concert recording! The results were astonishing! The orchestra's vibrant performance is presented in all of its brilliance! Even the positive reaction of the audience, who really seemed to enjoy the whole affair, is captured here and will take you back to that wonderful evening. True to the sound, this 180 gram 45rpm LP is wonderful!
"The audiophile world involves a staggering amount of minutia. Everything leads, however, to an emotional payoff, as you're constantly reminded while rubbing shoulders with people devoted to good sound. So while, if you study the literature on, say, speaker placement or multichannel audio, you might expect everyone who cares about such matters to walk around with a pencil protector in his shirt pocket, instead you're much more likely to encounter someone whose passion for audio can hardly be contained and who has a lively sense of humor. Those points were underscored when I began correspoding with Mike Valentine, the owner of the UK audiophile label Chasing the Dragon...He isn't afraid to say something controversial (certainly his statement, "The sound quality here...is better than sex!" could spark a heated debate), and because he's filmed underwater sequences for over 90 films, including five James Bond movies, you quicky understand that he knows how to pursue lofty professional goals and have fun." - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound Read more!
45rpm 180 Gram Vinyl
Mastered at Air Studios in London
Neumann M50 Decca Tree, Neumann U47 Soloist, Cello & Harpsichord
Interpreti Veneziani Chamber Orchestra
Giacobbe Stevanato, violin
Nicola Granillo, violin
Sebastiano Vianello, violin
Pietro Talamini, violin
Anania Maritan, violin
Sonia Amadio, viola
Davide Amadio, cello
Angelo Liziero, double bass
Paolo Cognolato, harpsichord
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
1. Symphony for Strings and Harpsichord RV127
2. Concerto in E minor RV275 "Allegro"
Marin Marais (1656-1728)
3. Les Folies d'Espagne
4. The Four Seasons Op.8 "Presto" from Summer
5. Concerto for Violin, Cello, Strings and Harpsichord RV547
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
6. Introduction and Tarantella for violin and strings Op.43