Dear DSD Friends,
I can proudly introduce to you what I think it is sonically my best piano album so far. What you’re hearing is as pure as it gets: one microphone per channel, no DXD conversion, a pure DSD256 recording with so few editing points as I had never saw. Main pair are my beloved Sonodore RCM402. And I’m really happy that it came up so well with Noelia Rodiles’ project; Noelia is a superlative pianist who has got involved in the development of this project with such commitment and love that I truly think you can hear it in every note she plays.
This album brings together three of her favourite Romantic composers – Schumann, Mendelssohn and Schubert – and three of the best-known Spanish composers of recent years – Jesús Rueda and David del Puerto, both of whom have been awarded the country’s National Music Prize, and Joan Magrané, winner of the Queen Sofía Composition Prize. All three are composers with whom Noelia feels a great affinity, which is why she decided to commission them to write works freely inspired by Schumann’s Papillons, Mendelssohn’s Lieder ohne Worte, op.30 and Schubert’s Adagio, D178 respectively.
The result is one of the albums I feel most proud of, and a rare sonic experience, were newly composed works and Romantic works are interrelated.
— Gonzalo Noqué, Eudora Records
The Butterfly Effect€15.99 – €33.49