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Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, The Miraculous Mandarin - Boulez

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, The Miraculous Mandarin - Boulez

Dutton  CDLX 7360

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Orchestral


Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, The Miraculous Mandarin

New York Philharmonic
Pierre Boulez (conductor)

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Comment by Graham Williams - January 4, 2019 (1 of 5)

I have the Sony Classical single layer SACD of these superb performances (Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, Miraculous Mandarin - Boulez)

Unlike the original quadraphonic LP that placed listeners in the centre of the orchestra, the rear channels appear to be only used for ambient information.

Please can anyone confirm the review on Amazon information suggesting that this Dutton reissue has used the original quadraphonic tapes or is it just the re-mixed Sony again?

Comment by ubertrout - January 6, 2019 (2 of 5)

I have this. It's from the original quadraphonic tapes - the difference is clear and obvious comparing the two.

Comment by Bruce Zeisel - January 11, 2019 (3 of 5)

So does this disc embrace the "Tacet" technique of putting the listener in the center of the action, or does it create a more realistic sound with ambient information coming from where it should ?

Comment by ubertrout - January 12, 2019 (4 of 5)

It's closer to Tacet than ambient hall sound design. If you prefer a hall ambience perspective stick with the Sony issue (although there were parts I heard prominently in the quad mix that I couldn't hear at all in the Sony mix).

Comment by Graham Williams - Yesterday 03:20 am (5 of 5)

Thank you ubertrout. That is most helpful.