The end of 2004 saw several new releases from TACET in both DVD-Audio and SACD form. DVD-Audio highlights include a recording of Schubert’s ‘Octet in F Major’, while the TACET SACD catalogue continues to grow apace with the news of eight new hybrid discs. The following text is from TACET:
‘Franz Schubert: Octet in F major D803’, performed by the Camerata Freden, TACET Audio DVD D133
Schubert’s Octet now in Real Surround Sound as an DVD-Audio disc. For their stereo production of Schubert’s Octet D 803 the eight musicians in Camerata Freden and the TACET label have received three top grades from reviewers in the online magazine Klassik: “A Schubert interpretation as thrilling and audacious as this will not come your way every day: compelling, full of surprises and unpredictable from start to finish. The musical resourcefulness of Camerata Freden knows no bounds”
This infinitely resourceful interpretation is now available as a DVD-Audio title in a surround sound version which came out in November 2004 and was immediately awarded the annual Surround Sound Prize by the association of German recording engineers.
Meanwhile on SACD:
J.S. Bach’s solo sonatas and partitas performed by Florian Paul, the Goldberg Variations in a version for string trio with the Gaede Trio, a Kreisler album with Daniel Gaede and Sashka Gavrilov with a presentation of seven famous violins from Amati to Stradivarius – these are just some of the “classics” in the TACET catalogue that have helped to build up this label’s reputation. The fact that they are available in the usual stereo CD format, and are to appear also on LP for the sake of lovers of the big black records, is self-evident, but meanwhile in addition to SACD stereo, playable on traditional CD players, we also have SACD Surround, for which special equipment is necessary, just as it is for DVD-Audio. All these forms of reproduction are found with TACET, but Real Surround Sound and Moving Real Surround Sound can claim special importance because of their exceptionally sophisticated qualities.
This month a total of eight TACET classical recordings will also become available on SACD. Attention must be drawn to one of the great stars in the history of sound reproduction: the tubular microphone, which Andreas Spreer has favoured for a number of recordings.
The releases are as follows:
‘Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos’
TACET SACD S101
‘Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988’
TACET SACD S70
‘Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Sonatas and Partitas’
TACET SACD S10
‘Hommage Ă Kreisler’
TACET SACD S52
‘What about this, Mr Paganini?’, Sashka Gavrilov
TACET SACD S36
‘The Microphone Vol. I’
TACET SACD S17
‘The Microphone Vol. II’
TACET SACD S49
‘The Tube Only Violin’
TACET SACD S117