Yarlung Records - YAR95793-51V72 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
Mastered By Bernie Grundman - Limited Edition - Pressed at Pallas in Germany
The LP I received was a perfectly flat, thick slab of flat-edged, 180-gram vinyl pressed at Pallas in Germany, so I knew it’d be quiet. The packaging was first class, with a beautiful color photo on the front and intelligent liner notes on back. The LP slides into a lined inner sleeve -- this is a quality product. But how does it sound? In a word, magnificent! Captured on AGFA 468 magnetic tape, this is a minimalist-miked, all-analog recording mastered by Bernie Grundman. It was a joy to hear music unshackled from such production artifacts as compression and limiting. High-end audio is defined by recordings such as this. Audiobeat
Te Amo, Argentina
Graciela y Buenos Aires - Jose BRAGATO
Punena No. 2 - Alberto GINASTERA
Zamba - Alberto GINASTERA
Milonga del angel - Astor PIAZZOLLA
Omaramor - Osvaldo GOLIJOV
Pampas - Lalo SCHIFRIN
Antonio Lysy, Bryan Pezzone, Pablo Motta, The Capitol Ensemble Members
…sonically and musically exquisite…. If you don’t agree that this is one of the finest recordings youhave ever heard, your system needs to go in for repairs.
…this is music making of the highest caliber to go along with analog recording quality of the highestcaliber. How often does that happen?
…If that piece doesn't grab you first play (it will after a few), Schifrin's more cinematic, dramaticand immediately melodic Pampas will.
…I’ve played this record repeatedly over the past few days and I can’t get enough. When it’s overyou’ll sit in stunned silence, I guaranty!
Michael Fremer, musicangle.com
The Absolute Sound recognized this album among the 40 Best Recordings of All Time
“...Cellist Antonio Lysy and pianist Bryan Pezzone play gorgeously and are gorgeously recorded, the sound immaculately clear and immediate, rich in tonal splendor, and revealing of the venue (Santa Monica's The Broad Stage). The deeply resonant cello pizzicatos at the end of Schifrin's Pampas ring off into air-filled space like starlight into infinity.” Mark Lehman, The Absolute Sound
“…you’ll hear the sound quality right away, I’m sure. Even before your brain starts analyzing the soundstage, bass and treble extension, dynamics macro and micro, etc., you’ll know you like it.” George Witterschein, The Audiophile Voice
1. Milonga Del Angel
4. Graciela Y Buenos Aires
5. Puneña No. 2, Op. 45