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Massimo Quarta (violin)
Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Constantine Orbelian (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Chamber
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Reviews: 2

Review by vonwegen December 4, 2003 (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
A lovely recording and performance. Wonderful surround mix--you can hear the room ambience but it doesn't distract at all. I'm just now getting into classical, and this disk is an ideal way to start a collection, as well as demonstrating how warm DSD-format recordings can be.

A lively, very agile performance that flows beautifully. Highly recommended.

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Review by PureAudio August 23, 2005 (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
Vivaldi is one of my favorite composers of classical music. I own this SACD for over 2 years now and I used it, amongst others, to seek out my new homesystem.
This performance is really good. Listening to it I feel the year pass by, hear the leafs fall and the wind blow. IMO there are a few little timing problems and once Massimo rushes just a bit too much. But I think it´s better like this than a sterile and straight performance.

The multichannel mix is done well and gives great ambiance. The orchestra is located clearly in front of you but not far away. Infact, they are so close I can hear Mr. Quarta breath in when some involving passages are made. Not a bit destracting, though.

PRO: Ambiance, good recording, beautiful piece
CON: some may find the timing occasionally lacks

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Works: 7  

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in C major for Violin, RV 180 (Op. 8 No. 6) "Il piacere"
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in E flat major for Violin, RV 253 (Op. 8 No. 5) "La tempesta di mare"
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