Beethoven: 9 Symphonies - Trevino

Beethoven: 9 Symphonies - Trevino

Ondine  ODE 1348-5Q (5 discs)

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Orchestral

Beethoven: 9 Symphonies

Kate Royal, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo
Tuomas Katajala, tenor
Derek Welton, bass
MSO Festival Chorus
Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Robert Trevino, conductor

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Comments (5)

Comment by Dissonance - May 28, 2020 (1 of 5)

The inlay card (available for viewing e.g. on Amazon) does not have an DSD logo so it's very likely the recordings were made only in 24-bit / 96 kHz PCM as the recording producer is Ingo Petry from Take5 team (source: It's pleasant to see Ondine is issuing these recordings on multi-channel SA-CDs, its all the latest releases have been RBCDs only. According to the sound samples at Presto Music the performances are fast-paced and punchy a la Osmo Vänskä, only an advantage on the field of Beethoven symphony cycle. Despite hundreds of already recordings available I'm looking forward to hearing this set!

Comment by Tony Reif - May 28, 2020 (2 of 5)

The DSD logo has been used since the beginning to identify SACDs whether or not the recording was done in DSD.

Comment by hiredfox - May 30, 2020 (3 of 5)

Ondine usually record in DXD. Clearly they are still active in the SACD field despite the majority of their recent recordings having been RBCD.

This set has come as a complete surprise so a review would be most welcome.

Comment by Dissonance - June 3, 2020 (4 of 5)

The booklet does not mention the resolution of the recording, it just briefly list the recording producer, editing, mixing and mastering (Ingo Petry - Take 5 Music Production), recording engineer (Fabian Frank - Arcantus Musikproduktion) and executive producer (Reijo Kiilunen). Worth to note these are all live recordings made in October 2019 from the Konserthus (Concert House), Malmö, Sweden. Despite the absence of the detailed info, I strongly believe the original sample rate is 24-bit / 96 kHz, converted then to DSD for SA-CD production.

Comment by diw - November 15, 2020 (5 of 5)

Would anyone who has heard this set care to comment on performance/sound quality?