La Spagna - Paniagua on Numbered Limited Edition UHQCD
UHQCD Master Audio is Reproduced More Faithfully Compared to Existing High-Quality CDs, Thanks to a Newly Developed Manufacturing Process
Featured on the The Absolute Sound's List of Must-Hear Audiophile Recordings!
Gregorio Paniagua's La Spagna is a classic analogue recording from 1980, lovingly produced, engineered and edited by Robert von Bahr using a Revox A77 and two – presumably spaced – simple Sennheiser MKH105 omni condenser mikes (vintage early '60's design). The lovely recording amply shows the merits of a simple signal path, combined with minimal intervention and post-processing.
It immediately astonishes with its fluid, natural and utterly truthful sound, and the acoustics of the Chapel of the Imperial College, Madrid are absolutely beautiful. The music, all 80 minutes of it, features variations on three archetypal Spanish themes (La Spagna, a Spagnoletta and Pavane), as interpreted by different composers such as Praetorius, Farnaby, Negri, Josquin Desprez, Ortiz and others.
Aided by impeccable playing and 'realization' of the basic themes, the end result is lively, fun and eclectic made all the better by this numbered limited edition UHQCD offering from AudioNautes Recordings which was culled from the original master tapes.
Gregorio Paniagua, director
Atrium Musicae de Madrid
• UHQCD discs conform to the CD specification and are playable on existing audio CD player
• Master audio is reproduced more faithfully compared to existing high-quality CDs, thanks to a newly developed disc manufacturing process
• Newly developed disc manufacturing process masks the sound quality of UHQCD closer to the master quality compared to existing high-quality CDs
• Offers easy enjoyment of high-quality audio at a quality that is very close to that of Crystal Disc