EU LP pressing. 2014. Half-speed is literally half the speed. But only during the production! When being played, everything runs perfectly normally again. This record requires no special treatment at all; it simply sounds better.Convince yourself of the natural, authentic timbres as heard on this LP. Enjoy the refined difference between clarinets and basset horn, the soft cantilenas of the oboes, the huge color spectrum of the horns, the ensemble playing of the bassoons with the double bass. And let yourself be carried away by the magnificent Gran Partita as interpreted by the Stuttgart Winds ensemble!