Mozart Serenade in B Flat Major Half-Speed Mastered 180g LP
Half-Speed Mastered on 180g Vinyl! Inspiring Tube Sound!
Half-speed is literally half the speed. But only during the production! When
being played, everything runs perfectly normally again. This record requires no
special treatment at all; it simply sounds better. It is as if the craftsman had
taken twice as much time for his work. Not only the tempo is reduced at half
speed, but also the pitch by a factor of 2. For example, a note of 40 kHz -
Tacet recordings do indeed contain such high notes! - is transferred like a
20-kHz tone of a standard recording. Through this, electronics can process
higher frequencies and the cutting stylus calmly cuts all the details into the
The procedure appears quite simple. However, before it is cut, the signal still
has to run through a filter - the RIAA curve, which lowers low notes and raises
high ones. This technically necessary alteration is corrected in your system's
phono-preampliflier. Unfortunately, the filter processes the wrong frequencies
during a half-speed cutting, namely an octave too high. But we have also
mastered this task. Convince yourself of the natural and unaltered timbres on
this LP. Enjoy the refined difference between clarinets and basset horn, the
soft cantilenas of the oboes, the huge color spectrum of the horns, the ensemble
playing of the bassoons with the double bass.
Let yourself be carried away by the magnificent Gran Partita as interpreted by
the Stuttgart Winds ensemble!
• 180g Vinyl
• 1/2 Speed Mastered
• Inspiring Tube Sound
• Gatefold jacket
• Pressed in Germany
Anne Angerer, oboe
Annette Schutz, oboe
Dirk Altmann, clarinet
Karl Theo Adler, clarinet
Rudolf Konig, basset horn
Kurt Berger, basset horn
Hanno Donneweg, bassoon
Eduardo Calzado, bassoon
Wolfgang Wipfler, horn
Dietmar Ulrich, horn
Thomas Flender, horn
Josef Weissteiner, horn
Ryutaro Hei, double bass
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Serenade in B flat Major KV 361 "Gran Partita"
1. Largo. Molto allegro
2. Menuetto - Trio I & II
1. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio I & II
3. Tema con variazioi. Andante
4. Finale. Molto Allegro
Recorded October 2012.
Recorded & produced by Andreas Spreer.
||a terrific recording!
|My only concern regarding this LP is that I may well wear it out from constant usage and repeated auditions. The total playing time is listed on the record jacket as being 47:51, and I cannot imagine a more rewarding manner in which to spend the larger portion of an hour.
Technically, the record is almost noise free. There is a minor click near the end of side A that recurs for approximately ten revolutions, but it is of minimal acoustical impact. A focused listener might hear from time to time at reduced intensity the static pops that will be familiar to long time audiophiles, but at normal listening volumes these static pops will escape the attention of most listeners. To summarize, the record is technically of as high a quality as it is artistically.
I was not familiar with the Stuttgart Winds SW at the time of purchase, and for this reason I was a bit apprehensive. According to the commentary on the jacket, the SW collectively constitute a portion of the Radio Symphony of Stuttgart. I my opinion the SW performed beautifully, and I look forward to their next release.|
|- Paul, LA|