What are you currently listening to (Classical)?

bonzo75

Member Sponsor
Feb 26, 2014
11,880
1,582
113
London
One, he is getting some male vocals fine and one not on one recording. That doesn't mean anything unless a consistency is found across recordings.

The duo mezzo XD have adjustable bass EQ, right? Plus there is a crossover to JL subs. Best is to play around with the settings to see if this harshness gets eliminated. That way speaker or recording issue can be isolated
 

andolink

Active Member
Jul 28, 2016
189
25
28
My preferred interpreters of the Carter quartets. Terrific sound too.

 

andolink

Active Member
Jul 28, 2016
189
25
28
HIP Fauré on period instruments. Very nice - -

 
Likes: NorthStar

andolink

Active Member
Jul 28, 2016
189
25
28
These chamber works by Spanish composer Ramon Lazkano are ideally suited to the immense talents on display by the amazing ensemble recherche, one of the truly great new music ensembles in the world.

 
Likes: NorthStar

wil

Member
Jul 22, 2015
75
22
8
My preferred interpreters of the Carter quartets. Terrific sound too.

There is also the Carter quartet’s number one and two on Nonesuch records. Mastered by Bob Ludwig. Excellent recording. And I find good recordings of string quartet’s to be not so easy to fine!
 
Likes: NorthStar

wil

Member
Jul 22, 2015
75
22
8
There is also the Carter quartet’s number one and two on Nonesuch records. Mastered by Bob Ludwig. Excellent recording. And I find good recordings of string quartet’s to be not so easy to find!
 

andolink

Active Member
Jul 28, 2016
189
25
28
New acquisition:
Early classical trio sonatas from the private collection of the wealthy silk merchant Lukas Sarasin (1730-1802) of Basel Switzerland--

DSD64

 
Likes: NorthStar

andolink

Active Member
Jul 28, 2016
189
25
28
Really gorgeous stuff here in excellent sound from an original analog recording from Jan. 1982.

Luigi Rossi (1597-1653)

 
Jul 26, 2012
50
25
18
Federico Maria Sardelli: Baroque Concertos, Psalm, Chamber Music
Modo Antiquo, Federico Maria Sardelli, et al.



Contemporary music in Baroque style, composed and conducted by the current custodian of the Vivaldi RV catalog.
 
Likes: NorthStar

andolink

Active Member
Jul 28, 2016
189
25
28
Jacques Gallot (c.1625-c.1695): works for lute
Pascal Monteilhet, lute

rec. 1993
 

andolink

Active Member
Jul 28, 2016
189
25
28
 
Likes: NorthStar

LL21

Well-Known Member
Dec 26, 2010
10,929
140
63
Musically, i think these are excellent albums of good music, where the playing is both vivacious and technically very good. PLUS, they are both remarkably well recorded/mastered. An audiophile trifecta.

I read about them from a senior editor's Desert Island list, and these were on it.

Vivaldi - BIS Recorder.jpg Vivaldi - BIS Lute.jpg
 
Likes: NorthStar

andolink

Active Member
Jul 28, 2016
189
25
28
Sheer delight! Thanks to @Bachtoven for pointing me to this on that other site.

rec. 2008
 
Likes: NorthStar
Jul 26, 2012
50
25
18
Sheer delight! Thanks to @Bachtoven for pointing me to this on that other site. [...]
Bachtoven used to appear on computeraudiophile.com music forum as DeathFugue but haven't seen him there for a while. So what's this other site? Now back to the album, the title does ring a bell but haven't seen the cover before. Turns out it's included in Italian Baroque Sonatas and Concertos compilation on the Zig-Zag Territories label. So I've had it for a while. Anyway, listened to this earlier today:

Jean-Féry Rebel: Violin Sonatas
Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr, Jaap ter Linden

 
Last edited:
Likes: NorthStar

About us

  • What’s Best Forum is THE forum for high end audio, product reviews, advice and sharing experiences on the best of everything else. A place where audiophiles and audio companies discuss existing and new audio products, music servers, music streamers and computer audio, digital to audio convertors (DACS), turntables, phono stages, cartridges, reel to reel, speakers, headphones, tube amplifiers and solid state amplification. Founded in 2010 What's Best Forum invites intelligent and courteous people of all interests and backgrounds to describe and discuss the best of everything. From beginners to life-long hobbyists to industry professionals we enjoy learning about new things and meeting new people and participating in spirited debates.

Quick Navigation

User Menu

Steve Williams
Site Founder | Site Owner | Administrator
Ron Resnick
Site Co-Owner | Administrator
Julian (The Fixer)
Website Build | Marketing Managersing