Ad Illam (For Her) is the debut album on Eudora Records from pianist Susana Gómez Vázquez. It is a voyage through a universe of unique colors and sonorities, different works melting into one another as they guide listeners on their musical journey. Ad Illam features pieces either dedicated to or written by women, and together they help us explore the different facets of the feminine personality through timeless preludes, lullabies, and the sonata.
The works are by Ravel, Chopin, Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, García Demestres, Piazzola, Susana Gómez Vázquez, and Ginastera. These musical jewels reflect the romantic woman, the woman as mother, as teacher and point of reference, the sensual woman, the liberated woman.
Susana Gómez Vázquez says, “For me, an album has to be an extra-sensorial experience, a journey through the universe that the musician wants to create, and this is what I wanted to achieve with this project.”
The album was recorded at the Auditorio de Zaragoza, Sala Mozart in Zaragoza, Spain on October 26-27, 2020. Producer and Recording Engineer Gonzalo Noque used Sonodore RCM-402, Pearl CC-22 & Schoeps microphones, the Horus Analog to Digital Converter and Microphone Preamplifier from Merging Technologies, Dutch & Dutch 8c speakers and Sennheiser headphones in the recording process. The music was played on a Steinway and Sons piano.
This is a Pure DSD release that was recorded in Stereo and 5 Channel DSD 256. The additional DSD bit rates available at NativeDSD (DSD 512, DSD 128, DSD 64) were created in the DSD Domain from the DSD 256 edit masters by NativeDSD Mastering Engineer Tom Caulfield using the Signalyst HQ Player 4 Pro mastering tools.
Susana Gómez Vázquez – Piano
Total time: 00:59:44
|Analog to Digital Converter||
Horus, Merging Technologies
Tom Caulfield at NativeDSD Mastering Lab – DSD 256 to DSD 64, DSD 128, DSD 512 created in the DSD Domain with Signalyst HQ Player 4 Pro mastering tools
Horus, Merging Technologies
Sonodore RCM-402, Pearl CC-22 & Schoeps
|Original Recording Format|
Steinway & Sons
Auditorio de Zaragoza, Sala Mozart in Zaragoza, Spain on October 26-27, 2020
Pyramix, Merging Technologies
Dutch & Dutch 8c
|Release Date||August 19, 2021|
Eudora has released Ad Illam (For Her), an album with the young Spanish pianist Susana Gomez Vazquez, on which she plays a colorful program of Preludes, pieces by Ravel, Chopin, Boulanger and Piazzolla, plus her own composition Ella.
As a reflection of the rest, this piece changes from quiet and introspective to agitated. The finale is Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Sonata, with its energetic dance movements, but also lingering melancholy.
Gomez Sanchez plays with a fine touch and great clarity, without any sentimentalism. In the Ginastera Sonata, the playing never becomes harsh, shimmering in many colors.
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