^A truly sensational start... MrQ!!!
I'm currently listening to Fac ut ardeat, by Alessandro Scarlatti, performed by the Stockholm Baroque Orchestra, track 23 played via a CD in my Vaio laptop, into my EX700 IEM's.
I found a real gem today, in a CD store in Jakarta of all places, with a very good "Audiophile" and "Classical" section, I found this hybrid CD/SACD with performances of Pergolesi and Scarlatti, Alessandro Scarlatti is one of my absolute favorites, I'm so happy!! I've always wanted a baroque SACD, especially A. Scarlatti! even if I don't have a SACD player right now.
It comes with a thick booklet as well, mostly in Swedish (I'm Swedish btw) with a detailed biography of all the members in the Stockholm Baroque Orchestra (I'm from Stockholm btw, haha), it then continues with a detailed section on the life of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736), and Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725), then it continues with the lyrics of Stabat Mater in Latin, Swedish and English.
This has to be one of my best CD purchases ever!
The Soprano (Susanne Rydén) has a soft, intimate, soothing, delicate, almost heavenly voice! The violinists sound teriffic too. Viola, cello, double bass, archlute, organ & harpsichord is also mentioned in the booklet.
I just noticed at the back of the booklet, the recording took place in January 2007, the microphones used, microphone amplifiers, A/D converters, SACD mastering and workstation editing is all listed!
I'm really excited to see how this CD sounds via my new Yulong U100 Dac/Amp, and ATH-A2000X headphones.
I just had to share all that with someone. =)
All the best to baroque music lovers!
Edit: I found a nice review of the CD here http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/4717
Edited by kiteki - 7/27/11 at 12:29pm