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AGP163 - Luciano Berio (1925-2003) | Sinfonia (1969)

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  1. Luciano Berio, Sinfonia, Side A [11:35] [MP3]

  2. Luciano Berio, Sinfonia, Side B [15:24] [MP3]

  3. AGP 163 notes [TXT]


The AGP celebrated the beginning of 2010 with a new transcription of the original LP release of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia (Columbia MS 7268), conducted by the composer and performed by The Swingle Singers and the New York Philharmonic. This LP was transcribed originally for AGP83, but this new transcription is 24-bit, 48 kHz and is the first using our new state-of-the-art tonearm, a Linn Ekos SE. Scans of the LP liner notes are in this PDF file.

In comparison to the 26-year-old Ittok tonearm used hitherto, the Ekos SE gives a more realistic sound, revealing more detail with more solid bass and a more stable sonic image. To celebrate the sonic improvement, coming installments will include new 24-bit transcriptions of favorite works from earlier installments (including a new transcription of Mauricio Kagel's Acustica, which was the inspiration for the whole project), intermingled with some interesting new material as well.

Anyway, that's what was promised at the time, but there's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip, no?. Let's see if we can't do better in future!