Chasing the Dragon - VALCDBR002 - Binaural Recording - Limited Edition -
Programme: Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp, Bach Air ‘on the G string’, Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, with Rimma Sushanskaya, conductor and solo violin, Jean Kelly harp and Fiona Kelly flute. Chasing the Dragon’s founder, the irrepressible Mike Valentine was at work recently recording this live Mozart concert at St Martin in the fields. The playing was spirited and communicative, the acoustic rich, with delightful sting tone HIFI Critic
Rimma Sushanskaya conducts The Locrian Ensemble of London with Fiona Kelly on flute and Jean Kelly on harp.
"For many of our albums I have been using 3 microphones used in a "Decca Tree" array to capture the main stereo image. Recently I have been experimenting with a Neumann Binaural Head. Although normal stereo sounds great on headphones, I have found that when using the head, the effect can become almost three dimensional. I have therefore decided to create a series of albums for headphone listeners. This is our second release and I hope when listening, you will be transported to St. Martin in The Fields in London, enjoying the fun of Mozart by Candlelight!" - Mike Valentine
St. Martin in The Fields, because of its wonderful acoustics, has become an iconic concert hall and recording venue. It's amazing to think that Mozart himself played in the church in the 1760s. If he was alive today I hope that he would enjoy this binaural recording!
• Binaural Recording
• • Recorded at Air Studios
Fiona Kelly, flute
Jean Kelly, harp
The Locrian Ensemble of London
Rimma Sushanskaya, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
1. Allegro - Romance - Andante con moto - Menuetto and Trio - Rondo
Flute & Harp Concerto
Symphony No. 29 in A