Janos Starker - Bach: Suites For Unaccompanied Cello Complete

 (45 RPM 200 Gram 6 LP Box Set)


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Analogue Productions

Genre:

Classical

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AAPC 3-9016-45
UPC: 753088901676
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No. of Discs: 6
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Watch the making-of and unboxing video!

JS Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello Complete performed by Janos Starker

Six 200-gram QRP-pressed LPs!

Cut directly from the original 3-track, first-generation master tapes at 45 RPM by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound using an AMPEX ATR-100 tape machine customized with 3-track flux magnetic heads!

"After receiving the final package, I am so proud of this product! I knew we hit a home run sound-wise when I heard the test pressings, but this packaging is super-deluxe and well manufactured, a whole other level. The production pressings are as good as the test pressings. This is just what you want in an all-analog vinyl reissue: superb sound and a collector-grade physical artifact. Great craftsmanship all around!" — Thomas Fine, remastering supervisor

These newly remastered Mercury Living Presence reissue LPs represent the state of the art of all-analog technology and production. Led by remastering supervisor Thomas Fine, son of high-fidelity recording pioneers C. Robert Fine and Wilma Cozart Fine of Fine Recording Inc. in New York City, these reissues were cut at 45 RPM directly from first-generation 3-track master tapes. A 3-2 channel mix was made directly to the cutting lathe, no "cutting master" tape stage, digital source or digital delay was used.

Thomas Fine made the 3-2 mixes with mastering engineer Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound's new facility in Nashville, Tennesee. Smith manually controlled groove margin and depth on his Neumann VMS-80 lathe, working with no preview signal and bypassing the lathe's margin-control computer. In doing so, he cut these sides the same way the original LP was cut by George Piros, who was Fine Recording Inc's VP and head of mastering. As with the original LP, no "sweetening" equalization or dynamic range control was used.

The definitive recording and perrformance of these works by JS Bach was originally released as a 3LP Mercury Living Presence Stereo SR3-9016, original mint copies of which command hundreds of dollars on the preowned LP market. Hungarian-American cellist János Starker epitomized refined elegance and superbly subtle bow work. Starker, who died in April 2013, was one of the 20th century's most renowned cellists.

Starker's recording of the Suites from 1965 makes a lasting impression on the listener, and even record producers who are well used to recorded excellence have been highly impressed. Starker's full-bodied sound and technical brilliance are complemented by his finely chiseled interpretation that lends immense expression to Bach's thrilling harmony and verve to the strict rhythmic construction of the movements.

This 6LP set, cut at 45 RPM, allows for the full dynamics present on the master tapes to shine through masterfully, as the wider-spaced grooves across the six sides, instead of three, let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. Housed in a glossy lid-style box reproducing the original artwork. Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest-sounding LPs.

 

 

 

 




Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 9 person(s) rated this product.

The Best Reissue I have Heard

posted on 03/29/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Greg
I have around 500 audiophile reissues going back to the classic records reissues of the 1990s, Music Matters Jazz, MoFi One Step, etc. This set is quite simply the best sounding music I have ever heard on my system. Period. Wow! Thank you Chad and Analogue Productions!!!


I wept

posted on 03/02/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Martin Grant
This recording took me back so many years....I felt like I was there. A masterful recording and packaging. Someone said it will surely increase in value..only to me as it will never leave my collection until I leave this world. Thank you for this gift. Well worth the price!!!!


Amazing!!!

posted on 02/27/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brandon
I can literally smell the rosin dust coming off of his bow when he digs in. This is one of the most lifelike recordings I have ever heard and even through solid state Yamaha receiver. Going to be purchasing a tube power amp soon and can’t wait to hear the difference. A little pricey but the juice is worth the squeeze on this one. I am certainly glad I made the purchase, they may be double or triple in price by next year.


The Hype is Legit

posted on 02/26/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michael Miller
What can I say? I hesitated because I have a very very nice sounding Speakers Corner reissue. Glad I pulled the trigger! Stunningly intimate and real. This remaster got rid of the slight bass bloat the SC reissue has. Plus, the panning of Janos is now dead center. With the SC, it's was panned at about 1:30 go figure. Regardless, I felt like I could have gotten out of my listening chair and shook his hand afterwards. So palpable and "here in my room" realistic. Goosebumps....


IT SOUNDS REALLY GOOD!

posted on 02/25/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Kevin J
It is a very good sounding record. A little pricey, but the packaging and the quality of the record is pristine. The sound, recording is very, very good.


What sorcery is this?

posted on 02/20/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bryan
What sorcery is this? I spent the evening listening through this set and could not believe my ears. This is a true gift for all music lovers. I have an original set, the Speakers Corner reissue set as well. This set is a revelation! Where did all the rumble go? Any bass rumble or HVAC pick up is gone. No longer bass heavy, no longer an over sized image, just pure cello bliss. How did they do that? O.M.G. this is absolutely fabulous. Fabulous, I says!


Simply Magnificent!

posted on 02/19/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jon
This price of this set is completely justified. Beautiful music. Beautiful presentation. We will not get a better version of this incredible performance. Get it while you can.


Joy Joy Joy

posted on 02/18/2020
5 Stars
Expensive yes; but worth every penny. The performance is incredible and the recording just as impeccable. Vinyl at its best! Music from a maestro. The moment the needle hits the record such wonderful music began playing. I have other cello high quality recordings but this one is superior by far.


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