Mozart - The Tube Only Music Night : A Little Night Music : Divertimento - 180g LP


Mozart - The Tube Only Music Night : A Little Night Music : Divertimento - 180g LP

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Mozart - The Tube Only Music Night : A Little Night Music : Divertimento - 180g LP
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Tacet - L136  - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

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

Wojciech Rajski conducts the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform Mozart's "A Little Night Music KV525".
Tacet's tube-only recording on 180gm vinyl delivers for the audiophile seeking a high quality reproduction of Rajski's fitting interpretation.
 
"...not only an absolutely fabulous sound and a perfect example of transparency, but also musically of highest merit – despite the almost overwhelming number of other recordings by just about every conductor of the last hundred years...“ (vinylkatalog.)
 
Mozart's highly popular Serenade K. 525 is veiled in mystery. Everyone knows and loves the driving fanfare theme of its beginning, but no one knows for which occasion the work was composed nor what has happened to its fifth movement, which the Salzburg maestro is supposed to have written. Record critics have been cautious for two reasons. The first is that the market has been swamped with recordings, and the second is that there is not a great deal to report about cheap productions which can be bought at supermarkets and discount stores.
At long last, the present recording on the audiophile Tacet label brings light into the darkness surrounding this Night Music. The Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra performs standard works with an emotional freshness and over the years has deservedly become a welcome guest at concert venues all over the globe. Wojciech Rajski's Mozart is unaffected and flows freely with lively tempi. He easily deals with the disparity between the lightness of this effervescent music and its elaborate compositional technique which is characteristic for this mature work. It goes without saying that Tacet's tube-only recording technique guarantees a more than adequate reproduction of this top artistic performance.
 
Out of curiosity I purchased "The Tube Only Night Music" album and to my delight enjoyed not only one of the best engineered pieces of vinyl I have ever come across, but one of the most spirited and "natural" renditions of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik I have ever heard (...).
TACET seems to go out of its way to produce recordings of amazing detail
 

This  is the latest in a series of recordings Tacet has issued made entirely with vacuum tube microphones and tube analog tape recorders.  Earlier recordings in the label’s tube series were stereo LPs  The Tube Only Violin.  Spreer used Neumann tube mikes manufactured in 1951. The music is a perfect choice for this type of reproduction, and does sound rich and mellow. but if you close your eyes this sounds like it could be coming from a really excellent vinyl release 

The “A Little Night Music” will be immediately familiar to all, and the three Divertimenti are more of Mozart’s lighter music intended strictly for entertainment purposes at the court. They are full of catchy melodies and are so perfectly balanced and developed that it is difficult to believe most were dashed off at breakneck speed between games of billiards, drinking coffee and so forth. The Polish strings are superb in their phrasing and intonation.  Even if you care nothing for the niceties of tubes vs. transistors or the refinements of retro recording methods, you will find this a most worthwhile entry in this Mozart year.

The enterprising label Tacet calls this Mozart disk "The Tube Only Night Music," because it was recorded with tube technology which some listeners feel produces a warmer sonic picture than all-digital. And, indeed, the sound on this recording is pure as gold—although I would not say it is "warmer" than other state-of-the-art recordings. These delightful Mozart works are played to perfection by the virtuoso Polish Chamber Orchestra under Wojciech Rajski's dynamic direction (don't miss their Tacet recordings of Beethoven's first, second, seventh and eighth symphonies . A wonderful LP!
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:
Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Wojciech Rajski
 
Selections:
Wolfgang Amadéus Mozart (1756-1791)
Serenade in G - "A Little Night Music KV 525"
1. Allegro
2. Romance. Andante
3. Menuetto. Allegretto
4. Rondo. Allegro
Divertimenti KV 136 (125a)
5. Allegro
6. Andante
7. Presto

 

Mozart - The Tube Only Music Night - Mozart A Little Night Music , Divertimento - 180g LP
 

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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