One of the upcoming Rattle releases will be Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust, recorded live at Barbican on Sunday 17 September, 2017. LSO streamed the concert on YouTube but I ...
Though I should note I'm no expert on Shostakovich's Fifth and I bought this *because* of Honeck's involvement, this disc seems mighty fine to me, particularly also in the ...
rave review at the Arts Desk: http://www.theartsdesk.com/classical-music/classical-cds-weekly-henze-reicha-shostakovich
Thank you Stephen. I've finally had a opportunity to try your tip, and you're quite right, disconnecting the center channel brings the whole presentation into better focus.
It has been a year of transition at the LSO as SSR settled into his new role and bade his fond farewells to 'his' Berliners whilst VG was hustled out the back door. One or two ...
As I listen to more and more versions of Mahler 4, I realize that I am more interested in the subtle and rich versions available. I started with Gergiev/LSO and initially was ...
The mixed response to the Brogli Sacher disc may be a matter of expectations about how the piece ought to sound. The Lubeck band is only about 65 strong, and in my view does ...
Yesterday I discovered a 5.1 download of Mahlers 10th in the Cooke edition.
It's a recording from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard. It was ...
Japan: Gentlemen Take Polaroids
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I wonder if Dynamic range will be the same as on infamous 2003 so called remasters or better?
I was not expecting much from this, given it's provenance.
It being based on the 2003 PCM remaster and being a Hong Kong title (though the disk itself is stamped in Japan).
However it sounds very good. It has that clean early 80's sound and is quite smooth and full sounding. Not at all pinched as some stuff from that era can be.
Also, the amount of compression used is minimal.
The sound stage is excellent and there is a fine airy element to the presentation, with lots of space between the instruments.
It remains available as of now for $28.19 USD so get it while you can.
I have finally inspected this disc:
Please, pay ATTENTION to these references -
the former is done by myself just yesterday evening and the comparison with the latter proves that resolution AFFECTS dynamics (not vastly but significantly).
Also the latter is not by me but someone, who is probably better equipped than me :-)
Nevertheless these releases are still far from the original dynamics present on the first Japanese release VDP 56.
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