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Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 in F major “Pastorale” op.68
Symphony No. 6 in F major "Pastorale" op. 68 Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Wojciech Rajski Tube only / Transistorfrei
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 in D minor op. 125
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, op. 125 - Bomi Lee, Agnieszka Rehlis, and other soloists, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot and Polish Chamber Choir Schola Cantorum Gedanensis conducted by Wojciech Rajski The first three movements - Sides 1, 2 and 3 - should be played back as normal. For the last movement on side 4, please place the needle on the inside of the record. You needn't do any more than that: it will move from the inside to the outside of the record. The music sounds so much the better than in a normal production. The reason being the final movement of the 9th Symphony places enormous demands on vinyl technology.
Beethoven – Symphony No.5 in C minor op.67
Following the highly successful recordings of Beethoven’s Symphonies nos. 1, 2 and 7 with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra under Wojcieck Rajski, which the TACET label released on vinyl, a further work in the series is surely eagerly awaited. Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5 is a work which puts a conductor to the test and many maestros and orchestras have demonstrated their competence with its interpretation in the past.
Best of Tacet 2009
The Best Of Tacet 2009" - Works by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonin Dvorák, Camille Saint- Saens, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Recording: throughout 2009 at various locations by Andreas Spreer Production: Andreas Spreer
Die Rohre – The Tube
Q: Just what's going on here? No conductor? No transistors (=semi-conductor)? A: New recordings and new old techniques. About 50 years ago the transistor was invented - and it changed our world! No computer, no piece of household equipment can be imagined without it. But what about audio technique? We were curious. Did something get lost? And if so, what? And then - a CD or LP without transistors? Is that feasible?
Dvorak : Sextet in A major op.48
Playing chamber music by Antonín Dvorák is not easy. One must find the right mixture between rashness and refinement, folkloristic tone and transparency, flowing melody's and contrapuntal elaboration. The Auryn quartet, intensified with Christian Altenburger (viola) and Patrick Demenga (violoncello), settles his interpretation of Dvorák's Sextet in A major op. 48 precisely between these Poles and delights with a sensuous tone and a dream-transforming interplay. Lingenfelder (vl. 1), Jens Oppermann (vol. 2), and Stewart Eaton (viola) also approached Bohemia with melancholic, but never kitschy, with the Op. 74 / 75a. And when in the scherzo of the C major-tercet, syncopated doublehands meet with fine pizzicati, the dance floor is not far. Georg Rudiger
Gaede : The Tube Only Violin
This new album, a collection of brilliant arrangements of favorite compositions from the 19th and 20th century, guarantees sheer listening pleasure from beginning to end. Thanks to the first class sound, achieved by using “purist” tube technology, this album will surely take its rightful place among works of reference.
Ludwig van Beethoven : Symphonies Nos. 1,2 + 8
When one considers just how many excellent Beethoven recordings are on the market, you have to possess a great deal of confidence in order to release yet another Symphony Edition. In the present Beethoven Symphony Edition, a wind of change blows through the lofty halls of the Viennese Classic that might well be capable of dethroning some of the monumental recordings.
Ludwig van Beethoven : Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4
Often cited as a tonal example of his “new path", Beethoven’s Third Symphony allows several possible explanations for its revolutionary character. To describe the work as a tonal picture of heroism, romantic revolution and its initial dedicatee Napoleon Bonaparte is quite legitimate, considering its Marche funèbre, which is often played in France to commemorate the dead. No less exciting from a compositional aspect is the new way in which the thematic material is used, whereby it is gradually massed together, magnifying its unbounded energy until the regular beat completely disintegrates. An orchestral dialogue breaks out in a fast tempo, rather like a sinewy, light athletics competition - there is a tightness, a broadening and concentration of orchestral resplendency and musical material.
Maurice Ravel – Ma mere l’Oye, Pavane, Le Tzigane
When thinking about the colours and forms that are found in Impressionist paintings, one name comes to mind when your mind wanders to music: Ravel. In your mind’s eye you can conjure up the fine brush strokes, small colourful areas and figures, little flashes of light, and delicate pastel tones. To incorporate all these perceptive notions in a recorded medium and to develop them like a good wine is an affair of the heart for the Tacet label.
Modest Mussorgsky : Picture at an Exhibition
It is always a good idea to bring out Ravel and Mussorgsky on a record, especially when one remembers that the Frenchman enhanced Mussorgsky’s colourful piano suite "Pictures At An Exhibition" with his outstanding arrangement for orchestra. The latest production from the Tacet label – purely manual and of course fully analogue – unites two important compositions from the two maestros entitled “Pictures & Reflections”. Here the Austrian master of the keyboard, Markus Schirmer, proves himself to be a real tonal magician, performing with bravura and vivacity on a F-278 grand piano manufactured by the Italian high-end maker Fazioli instead of the more usual Steinway.