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Gregorio Paniagua La Spagna 2LP 180g Vinyl Atrium Musicae de Madrid Stan Ricker AudioNautes 2015 EU

Gregorio Paniagua La Spagna 2LP 180g Vinyl Atrium Musicae de Madrid Stan Ricker AudioNautes 2015 EU Maximize
Artist: Gregorio Paniagua
Title: La Spagna XV, XVI, XVII Centuries
Catalog Number: AN-1401
Label: BIS
Reissued by: AudioNautes Recordings
Barcode: 4260141088305
Original release year: 1980
Reissue year: 2015
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 560gr
Pressing country: Germany
For Market Release in: EU
Added to catalog on: January 25, 2017
Vinyl Gourmet Audiophile TOP 100: Yes
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
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This AudioNautes Recordings reissue is special in a number of ways. First of all it utilizes the original session master tapes provided by the producer/engineer Robert von Bahr, but most importantly it’s one of the late Stan Ricker’s final projects and it's hard to think of a more fitting and fantastic tribute than this reissue to Stan Ricker’s half-speed mastering brilliance.

 

 

Gregorio Paniagua La Spagna AudioNautes Stan Ricker Half-Speed Mastering 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl

 

 

TAS Super LP List - The Absolut Sound

 

Rated 10/11 Music and 11/11 Sound by Michael Fremer (Analog Planet)

 

Featured in Vinyl Gourmet Audiophile TOP 100

  • Limited Edition
  • Double LP 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
  • 100% Analog Cut by Stan Ricker at SRM
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany
  • Gatefold Cover

 

 

Gregorio Paniagua La Spagna AudioNautes Stan Ricker Half-Speed Mastering 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl

 


Reissued on 180-gram vinyl for the first time since it was recorded. Half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes by Stan Ricker, pressed at Pallas in Germany. Double 33 1/3 RPM gatefold LP. On the The Absolute Sound list of must-hear audiophile recordings!

 

"The original was recorded by Robert von Bahr live to a Revox A77 using but a spaced pair of Sennheiser MKH 105 condenser microphones. The simple chain produces a recording of astonishing transparency, three-dimensionality and coherency ... This reissue on Fabio Camorani's AudioNautes Recordings label is special in a number of ways. First of all it utilizes the original session tapes provided by the producer/engineer Robert von Bahr, but most importantly it's one of the late Stan Ricker's final projects and I cannot think of a more fitting and fantastic tribute than this reissue to Stan Ricker's half-speed mastering brilliance and the quality of his cutting system electronics custom designed and hand-crafted by Keith O. Johnson. Ricker went through many lacquers and even broke a cutter head in an effort to inscribe onto the lacquers all of the percussive transient detail on the tape." — Music = 10/11; Sound = 11/11 - Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.


There can be none more fitting and fantastic tribute to the late Stan Ricker's half-speed mastering brillance and the quality of his cutting system electronics (designed and hand-crafted by Keith O. Johnson) than this reissued double LP. Ricker's devotion to the half-speed mastering technique - the lathe cutter head turns at precisely half the desired playback speed, giving the cutting head twice the time to cut complex analog grooves into the lacquer - produced this exceptional reissue on Fabio Camorani's AudioNautes Recordings label. Ricker went through many lacquers and even broke a cutter head in an effort to inscribe onto the lacquers all of the percussive transient detail on the recording tape!


This double LP set has resided on The Absolute Sound's 'Super Disc' list since dinosaurs ruled. It has an incredible variety of music and instruments from a 200-year period. There are no voices. The sound is very clean, transparent, complex and extended in the highs. The harmonic richness and decay within the hall is outstanding. The soundstage is very deep, but it is not unusually wide.


The disc is simply ravishing. It's a classic analogue recording from 1980, lovingly produced, engineered and edited by Robert von Bahr using a Revox A77 and two - presumably spaced — simple Sennheiser MKH105 omni condenser mikes (vintage early '60's design); it amply shows the merits of a simple signal path, combined with minimal intervention and post-processing.


The recording immediately astonishes with its fluid, natural and utterly truthful sound, And the acoustic of the Chapel of the Imperial College, Madrid is just beautiful. The music, all 80 minutes of it, features variations on three archetypal Spanish themes (La Spagna, a Spagnoletta and Pavane), as interpreted by different composers such as Praetorius, Farnaby, Negri, Josquin Desprez, Ortiz and others. Aided by impeccable playing and 'realisation' of the basic themes, the end result is lively, fun and eclectic.

 

"This is one of the TOP discs ever! An amazing opportunity... When I first sent the email to Robert von Bahr I did not get a yes. Also this time it took a long time to have a yes and an agreement. Robert sent me the very precious original master tapes and I forwarded them immediately to Stan Ricker for another Half Speed mastering. Stan made a lot of comments on how hard was to cut them! It took 21 lacquers and a couple of cutting heads to get want we wanted. And meanwhile the precious Stan's lathe got broken (power supply) and we needed to wait for Prof. Johnson to prepared new (and upgraded) power supply boards for the custom made audio boards of the lathe. So, after 3 generations of test pressings we got the final result we wanted." - F. Camorani 


"Originally released in 1980 on the Swedish BIS label, the double LP la Spagna XV-XVI-XVII Centuries became an instant, certified “audiophile classic”. It was on the late Harry Pearson’s “Super Disc” list since forever, with used copies regularly fetching upwards of $200. la Spagna  One of Stan Ricker's Final Cuts is a Gift to Audiophiles" - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet

 

 

Track Listing:

 

LP 1

01. Spagna Contrapunto
02. Spagnoletta
03. Danza Alta, Sobre "La Spagna"
04. Basse Danse Du Roy De Spaingne A XLIIII Notes A VI Measures
05. Triste Espana
06. Triste Espana
07. Historia Baetica
08. La Spagna
09. Calata A La Spagnola I
10. Calata A La Spagnola II
11. Calata A La Spagnola III
12. Calata A La Spagnola IV
13. Spaniol Kochesberger
14. Spaniol Tancz
15. The Old Spagnoleta
16. Spagnioletta
17. Triste Espana
18. Re Di Spagna
19. La Bassa Castiglya - Falla Con Misuras
20. La Spagna
21. La Spagna
22. Olvida Tu Perdicion Espana


LP 2

01. Spagnioler Tancz
02. Hopper Dancz "Spagna"
03. Spanieler
04. Espagnoletta
05. Spagnoletto
06. Villanicco Di Spagna
07. Pavaniglia Di Spagna
08. Spagnoletto Da Capo
09. La Spagna A 5
10. Recercada Primera Sobra Canto Llano La Spagna
11. Recercada Segunda
12. Recercada Tercera
13. Recercada Quarta
14. Recercada Quinta
15. Recercada Sesta
16. Gagliarda Quarta A 5 Alla Spagnola
17. Een Spaense Voys
18. Pavana Hispanica
19. The Spaynard
20. The Spanish Pavane
21. Triste Espana
22. Ricercar Spagnuola "Duna Cossa Spagnola"
23. Ain Spaniyelischer Hoff Dantz
24. Tres Sobre El Canto Ilano De La Alta
25. Triste Espana
26. Spagnoletta Nuova Al Nodo Di Madrigal
27. Furioso Alla Spagnuola
28. Padvana Hispanica

 

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