The Tube Only Violin - Tchaikovsky, Bériot, Elgar, Massenet, Drigo, Schubert - 180g LP


The Tube Only Violin - Tchaikovsky, Bériot, Elgar, Massenet, Drigo, Schubert - 180g LP

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The Tube Only Violin - Tchaikovsky, Bériot, Elgar, Massenet, Drigo, Schubert - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Tacet - L 117  - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue 

Limited Edition - Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering - Pressed  at Pallas Germany

This LP is an Entirely Analogue Production

Superb recording and performance. Buy it! You will love it.excellent hall space and depth, truthful timbre, effortless dynamics, lyrical flow, great sense of humanity and emotion. Tacet I salute you - 5/5 LPreview

 

Captivating violin pieces by Tchaikovsky, Bériot, Ysaÿe, Elgar, Massenet, Drigo, Schubert, Moszkowski, Kreisler, Ponce/Heifetz and others
Daniel Gaede, violin
Xuesu Liu, piano
Tube Only / Transistorfree
 
A veritable audiophile delicacy - lovingly preserved historic microphones, a mixing desk consisting of nostalgic V72 amplifiers and W85 regulators, the analogue M5 Telefunken tape recorder - each item a legend in itself! May we proudly present this illustrious combination of equipment, here to preserve beautiful music “TUBE ONLY”, in other words without transistors. The CD leaflet is illustrated with impressive colour photos. Available on CD, SACD and even on LP (180g, recorded without the use of transistors). And what about the music? (This is the question music lovers ask nervously whenever the word "audiophile" crops up.) Answer: nothing but the best! As is always the case with this violinist, whether he is acting as leader of the Gaede Trio or solo (e. g. on TACET 52 "Hommage à Kreisler"). With skill and discernment, Daniel Gaede serves us a unique encore menu of virtuoso prize exhibits and enjoyable dream-pieces. He is accompanied by Xuesu Liu on piano and the Polish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Wojciech Rajski.
 
Inspiring Tube Sound:
 
What is it that makes "tube sound" what it is? The advantages of tubes over transistors are difficult to describe in technical terms. Perhaps the reference to the higher and different type of distortion with tube amplifiers is most applicable, although "distortion" has a rather negative meaning: the more distortion, the worse it is. So this can't be entirely right. Besides, the distortions of these microphones of 1947 are much too slight to be really noticeable. The recording of the Partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach with Florin Paul is, for me, although meanwhile almost 23 years old, still the best example in our TACET catalogue of the special quality of tube microphones. The two U 47 microphones by Neumann made their contribution. 
For the LP, however, (except for rare exceptions, justified for musical reasons) the signal is even stored on a tube tape recorder and then mastered with valve equipment, so that one would be right in saying that for the entire production not a single transistor was used. 
 
We have always been especially pleased to receive so much feedback about our Tube Only productions. This motivates us even more to keep working with this technology and rescue it from oblivion. People have told us that the music sounds warmer, without losing any of its TACET brilliance. The timbres glow more. We have also heard that people have the impression of a more homogeneous sound, whatever that is meant to be. So let everyone listen to their own hearts and to the Tube Only recordings and feel something special! Even the sheer joy of this slightly nostalgic outstanding technology can be reason enough to like these productions. Yet what would it all be without the wonderful work of the artists! 
 
Musicians: Daniel Gaede, violin; Xuesu Liu, piano; Polish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Wojciech Rajski. 
 
Selections: 
1. Peter Tchaikovsky: Melody Op.42, No.3
2. Rodion Schtschedrin: In the Style of Albeniz
3. Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thais
4. Franz Schubert: Ave Maria Op.52, No.6
5. Richard Drigo: "Valse Bluette," Air de Ballet
6. Moritz Moszkowski: Spanish Dance No.2, Op.12
7. Edward Elgar: Salut d'Amour Op.12
8. Charles-Auguste de Beriot: Scene de Ballett Op.100
9. Manuel M. Ponce - Jascha Heifetz: Estrellita (My Little Star), Mexican Serenade
 

Tube Only” means: only tube microphones and amplifiers were used for the recording.

 For the LP,  (except for rare exceptions, justified for musical reasons) the signal is even stored on a tube tape recorder and then mastered with valve equipment, so that one would be right in saying that for the entire production not a single transistor was used. 

We have always been especially pleased to receive so much feedback about our Tube Only productions. This motivates us even more to keep working with this technology and rescue it from oblivion. People have told us that the music sounds warmer, without losing any of its TACET brilliance. The timbres glow more. We have also heard that people have the impression of a more homogeneous sound, whatever that is meant to be. So let everyone listen to their own hearts and to the Tube Only recordings and feel something special! Even the sheer joy of this slightly nostalgic outstanding technology can be reason enough to like these productions. Yet what would it all be without the wonderful work of the artists! 

 
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The Tube Only Violin - Tchaikovsky, Bériot, Elgar, Massenet, Drigo, Schubert - 180g LP

 

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