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Label:
  Top Music International - http://www.topmusic.com/
Serial:
  TM-SACD8003.2
Title:
  Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz
Description:
  Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Elmar Oliveira (violin solo)
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz (conductor)
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical
Content:
  Stereo
Media:
  Hybrid
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Reviews: 1

Review by analogue February 27, 2009 (4 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This sacd was a really big letdown for me. It's also a very good example of where you could be 99 perecent sure it will be a winner only to find out that you've spent your money foolishly.


Why???? It gets interesting. I discovered that this album was recorded in 1980. I wrongfully but innocently concluded that they would record this in pure dsd from the original master tapes. But guess what?? It was recorded in low rez pcm digital. Actually 14/ 50 bit kz.

So while the performance is actually good and I have no doubt that it is a faithful reproduction of the original recorded source. It is alas still low rez pcm from the early days of digital recording. And if you are a true fan of pure dsd recording there is absolutely no substitute.

Essentially what you are getting is slightly better than a cd but should never be construed as a real sacd even though dsd was used as a transfer method.

It cost me thirty five bucks. Ouch!!!

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Works: 5  

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in E major for Violin, RV 269 (Op. 8 No. 1) "La primavera"
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in F major for Violin, RV 293 (Op. 8 No. 3) "L'autunno"
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in F minor for Violin, RV 297 (Op. 8 No. 4) "L'inverno"
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in G minor for Violin, RV 315 (Op. 8 No. 2) "L'estate"
Antonio Vivaldi - Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op. 8 No. 1-4