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Offline The new erato

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Re: German Baroque Music
« Reply #480 on: December 10, 2016, 10:45:16 AM »
Finally listening to this cd (arrived yesterday). The sound image is something I am not very fond of. Nothing is in the middle! Everything is on the left and right. The sound is also somehow fuzzy. The performers "are there somewhere". Very unnatural sound, everything sounds so close and reverberant it's "heavy". Thanks to crossfeed the sound is somewhat tolerable, but far from great. What a dissappointment! As if there was too much Kuhnau out there. These are world premier performances now ruined by bad sound engineering. The music is perhaps great, hard to tell...  :-\

Hopefully the following volumes are recorded better...
I agree, this doesn't match the wonderful Kuhnau recording from the Kings Consort on Hyperion.

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Re: German Baroque Music
« Reply #481 on: December 10, 2016, 11:16:26 AM »
I agree, this doesn't match the wonderful Kuhnau recording from the Kings Consort on Hyperion.
Yes, the Hyperion cd is clearly better. It also has too wide stereo image, but at least theres stuff in the middle and the sound is natural, has some depth. Using the strongest crossfeed option (-1 dB) of my headphone adapter makes the sound quite enjoyable.
Spatial distortion is a serious problem deteriorating headphone listening.
Crossfeeders reduce spatial distortion and make the sound more natural
and less tiresome in headphone listening.

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Offline Mandryka

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Re: German Baroque Music
« Reply #482 on: October 29, 2017, 10:21:26 PM »


Is Scheidt a Baroque composer? Anyway, here he lies.

This is a superb Ludi Musici from L'Achéron, very rich in colour, the continuo is particularly beautiful. A great selection of the music, pieces with different moods arranged in a way which makes the CD coherent and listenable: you can listen to the whole thing from start to finish without getting tired.

Scheidt was a bon viveur by reputation, it's always nice when performances reveal a bit that side of his personality.
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