PURE Analog Original Master Tape Professional Direct to Two Track Recording, recorded by Sepea Audio
Recorded March 19 – 21, 2018, at Lorely - Saal, Vienna - Recorders - Studer A80 ½“ 30ips (2 pieces), Mics - Sonodore RCM 402, DPA 2006, Neumann U87Mix - Sonosax SX-S, Cables - Mogami
Producer: Richard Winter
Recording Producer : Daniel Mayer, Rémy Ballot
Balance Engineer : Ladislav Krajcovic
Booklet Editing : Kurt Danner, Norbert Täubl, Theresa Aigner
Creative Director : Co Merz
Design & Typography : Dominique Boessner
Made in Austria, © Gramola 2018
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
Symphony No. 1 in D major D 82
① Adagio – Allegro vivace 9 : 39
② Andante 8 : 57
③ Menuetto 5 : 18
④ Allegro vivace 6 : 01
Symphony No. 8 in B minor D 759 ‘Unfinished’
⑤ Allegro moderato 11 : 49
⑥ Andante con moto 11 : 32
Total Time 53 : 26
When the first bars of Schubert ’ s “ Unfinished ” Symphony reached the recording equipment in March of 2018, it wasn ’ t merely the musicians ’ “ daily grind ” but rather the birth of an ensemble : the chamber orchestra KLANGKOLLEKTIV WIEN.
The mission of the KLANGKOLLEKTIV WIEN is to perform the music of the Viennese Classical era with care and love, beyond mere routine. This is why we – musicians from Vienna’s leading orchestras – came together for the first time.
This music, which was at the onset of the development of the modern orchestra – with which we handle a diverse program of works from all different eras every day – becomes ever more an oasis of tranquility through its clear form and inner beauty, the epicenter of our lives as musicians.
Our goal is to give these works the attention they deserve, to communicate their message to listeners. This first document of our common passion came about in collaboration with the conductor Rémy Ballot and the record label Gramola, who were involved in this project’s development from the very beginning.
With deep respect for the greatness of these works by Franz Schubert,
Norbert Täubl - KLANGKOLLEKTIV WIEN
Today´s evening was free for the 2nd tape. The Franz Schubert recording is very, very good. All involved persons, started with the orchestra, followed by the recording engineers, did a perfect job. No link of this chain shows weakness. A lot of persons and equipment to manage in this perfect way, this is a really commendable job all did! Positive feedback in our German´s Analogue Audio Association (AAA) magazine “analog” will follow.
Lately I found time to listen to the Schubert tapes. Once again a masterpiece of musical and technical excellence. On some parts it made me shiver due to the intensity of the musical performance. Congratulations to all involved, musicians and technicians as well.