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In 1979 the Montreal International Competition commissioned a test piece from François Dompierre to be played by the finalists of its violin competition. First prize for the competition as well as for best interpretation of the set piece went to American violinist Peter Zazofsky. Each of the five short movements of ‘‘Les Diableries‘‘ sets a distinctive mood and highlights specific characteristics of the instrument. The original version was written for solo violin and orchestra with the following instrumentation: 2 flutes (picc.) 2 oboes (English horn) 2 clarinets (bass clarinets) 2 bassoons 3 French horns 2 trumpets, harp, 2 percussions timpani and string quintet. A piano reduction is also available. The full score and performance material may be leased through the publisher and the piano violin version is available for download.
This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.
DSD and 192kHz/24Bit versions are separately generated, directly from the analog signal.
|1. Les Diableries (version for violin and piano): I. Le Diable boiteux|
|2. Les Diableries (version for violin and piano): II. Le Diable amoureux|
|3. Les Diableries (version for violin and piano): III. Le Diable gigueux|
|4. Les Diableries (version for violin and piano): IV. Le Diable heureux|
|5. Les Diableries (version for violin and piano): V. Le Diable grincheux|