HOLST THE PLANETS USB CARD
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Voted Best Sound of The Show at Salon Son & Image 2011 by Stereophile!
This Numbered & Signed MasterFlash™ 4GB Flash card comes loaded with Melaney
Barney & The Buzz Ensemble's performance of Holst's The Planets. The card also
includes the album cover in JPEG format, the booklet with all information, a XML
file with all track names, an ISRC code and the Fidelio catalogue in PDF.
Gustav Holst's The Planets for brass quintet and organ expertly performed
Melanie Barney and the Buzz Ensemble. Excellent performance!
"René Laflamme's recordings on the Fidelio label have always been favorites
of mine... SSI (Salon Son & Image 2009) was my first chance to hear
high-resolution versions of some Fidelio recordings, played back from René's
laptop feeding data via asynchronous USB to the dCS Scarlatti upsampler set to
do nothing other than translate the USB datastream to AES/EBU at 96kHz to drive
the dCS Elgar Plus D/A. As this has a volume control it was connected directly
to a pair of Nagra VPA tube monoblocks which in turn drove the Verity Sarastro 2
speakers that Fred Kaplan reviewed for Stereophile in April (2009). Cabling was
all-Shunyata. René uses all-tube microphones and records directly to a Pyramix
digital audio workstation. The sound of a transcription for brass and organ of
"Mars" from Holst's The Planets was to die for on this system, one of my "best
of shows." - John Atkinson, Stereophile
Modifying a work’s instrumentation is a bit like translating a text into another
language: one must first understand the composer’s intention, then find the
appropriate vocabulary. So, to create a version for brass quintet and organ of
Gustav Holst’s suite for large orchestra The Planets, Enrico O. Dastous needed
to engage in an exercise of analysis and reflection.
At the heart of Mr. Dastous’ approach is his respect for the content of the
original score, for its mechanics and for its architectural outline. Generally
speaking, the musical material of the orchestra’s brass section has been
redistributed within the quintet while that of the string quartet and of the
woodwinds has been attributed to the organ. By doing so, the arranger has
restored the orchestral dialogue among the performers and has thus avoided
creating a concerto for brass. Despite the reduction of the timbral palette, Mr.
Dastous has reproduced the original contrast effects by resorting to all kinds
of instrumental combinations, of which those offered by the organ stops. Among
the brass, the use of mutes has partly allowed them to substitute for the
woodwinds, notably in Mercury. In regard to the particularity of the orchestral
writing and to the use of two women’s choirs in the suite’s last movement,
Neptune, the arranger had to take more melodic liberties to recreate the
Central to Buzz musicians’ and organist Mélanie Barney’s interpretation of The
Planets is their own respect for Mr. Dastous’ vision of the work. Buzz, mainly
known for the quality of its multidisciplinary performances and pedagogical
productions, confirms with this third recording—the first to devote itself to a
“repertory” work—the seriousness and the rigour of its approach as well as its
intrinsic musical qualities and its artistic sensitivity.
For the first time in the history of recording, it is now possible to play back
music that has not been altered by any moving part, from the original recording
session to your audio system through a computer or a music server. Fidelio
records all sessions on a SSD drive and later, they upload directly the
unadulterated master on a MasterFlash™ card.
The MasterFlash™ is a 4 GB Flash card that connects to the computer like any
regular USB key. All MasterFlash™ cards are numbered and signed and contain a
Fidelio recording master in 24Bit/96kHz or 24Bit/176kHz original native WAVE
file format (without up or downsampling). The cards also include the album cover
in JPEG format, the booklet with all information, a XML file with all track
names, an ISRC code and the Fidelio catalogue in PDF.
The advantage of this new technology over DVD data or downloads is a more open
and stable imaging with truly pure, natural high frequencies.
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• Numbered and Signed
• 4 GB Flash card
• Fidelio recording master in 24Bit/96kHz original native WAVE file format
• Album cover in JPEG format
• Booklet with all information
• An XML file with all track names
• ISRC code
• Fidelio catalogue in PDF
Type: SSD - Solid State Drive
Connector: USB 2 connector
Available finish: Brushed aluminum
Dimensions (w x h x d): 85 x 55 x 2mm / 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" x 1/16"
Melanie Barney, organ
Frederic Gagnon, trumpet, piccolo
Sylvain LaPointe, trumpet, flugelhorn
Marc-Antoine Corbeil, horn
Jason de Carufel, trombone, euphonium
Sylavin Arseneau, bass trombone
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
The Planets - Arrangement for Brass and Organ
1. Mars, The Bringer of War
2. Venus, The Bringer of Peace
3. Mercury, The Winged Messenger
4. Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity
5. Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age
6. Uranus, The Magician
7. Neptune, The Mystic
Total playing time, 55:19
Recorded March 22,23,25 & 26, 2009 at L'Eglise Saint-Viateur D'Outremont,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.