Janos Starker Bach Suites For Unaccompanied Cello Complete 200g 45rpm 6LP
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200g 45rpm Double LP!
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound!
Plated & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
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The 3LP classic set now a 6LP 200-gram set cut at 45 RPM!
Cut directly from the original 3-track, first-generation master tapes!
45 RPM mastering enables full dynamics present on the master tapes!
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound using an AMPEX ATR-100 Tape Machine
customized with 3-track flux magnetics heads
These newly remastered Mercury Living Presence reissue LPs represent the state
of the art of all-analog technology and production. Led by remastering
supervisor Thomas Fine, son of high-fidelity recording pioneers C. Robert Fine
and Wilma Cozart Fine of Fine Recording Inc. in New York City, these reissues
were cut at 45 RPM directly from first-generation 3-track master tapes. A 3-2
channel mix was made directly to the cutting lathe, no "cutting master" tape
stage, digital source or digital delay was used.
Thomas Fine made the 3-2 mixes with mastering engineer Ryan K. Smith at Sterling
Sound's new facility in Nashville, Tennesee. Smith manually controlled groove
margin and depth on his Neumann VMS-80 lathe, working with no preview signal and
bypassing the lathe's margin-control computer. In doing so, he cut these sides
the same way the original LP was cut by George Piros, who was Fine Recording
Inc's VP and head of mastering. As with the original LP, no "sweetening"
equalization or dynamic range control was used.
The definitive recording and performance of these works by JS Bach was
originally released as a 3LP Mercury Living Presence Stereo SR3-9016, original
mint copies of which command hundreds of dollars on the preowned LP market.
Hungarian-American cellist János Starker epitomized refined elegance and
superbly subtle bow work. Starker, who died in April 2013, was one of the 20th
century's most renowned cellists.
Starker's recording of the Suites from 1965 makes a lasting impression on the
listener, and even record producers who are well used to recorded excellence
have been highly impressed. Starker's full-bodied sound and technical brilliance
are complemented by his finely chiseled interpretation that lends immense
expression to Bach's thrilling harmony and verve to the strict rhythmic
construction of the movements.
This 6LP set, cut at 45 RPM, allows for the full dynamics present on the master
tapes to shine through masterfully, as the wider-spaced grooves across the six
sides, instead of three, let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. Housed
in a glossy lid-style box reproducing the original artwork. Plated and pressed
at Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest-sounding LPs.
• 200g Vinyl 6LP Box Set
• Housed in gloss lid-style box
• Original artwork reproduced
• Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from first-generation 3-track
• Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Janos Starker, cello