Archive | April, 2012

Holst – The Planets

30 Apr

Andre Previn & The London Symphony Orchestra

Release: DS164

Source: DVD-A

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Ravel – Bolero, Daphnis et Chloe, La Valse

27 Apr

Jean Martinon & Orchestre de Paris

Release: DS159

Source: DVD-A

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Hesperion XX – El Barroco Espanol

26 Apr

This album contains a selection of Spanish secular music from the baroque period. The ensemble is small and intimate with Montserrat Figueras, soprano, together with a fine quartet of musicians: Ton Koopman on harpsichord, Hopkinson Smith on guitar and theorbo, Christophe Coin, on viol, and, of course, Jordi Savall on viol as well.. The pieces are almost all scored differently, ranging from solo harpsichord pieces (the Toccata and Gallarda by Cabanilles), to pieces for viol and guitar (Martín y Coll’s Diferencias sobre las Folias, a set of variations on the famous La Folia theme), to songs with soprano and instruments

Release: DS161f

Source: SQ CD

Process: SQ*Final

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS:/DD

Minnie Riperton – Perfect Angel

23 Apr

 

If your unaware of who she is, this album contains the classic single “Loving You”

Release: DS158f

Source: SQ encoded LP

Process: SQ*Final

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP: 24/44  DTS: 24/48  DD: 24/48

Alceu Valenca & Geraldo Azevedo – Self Titled

21 Apr

There’s quite a bit of confusion on the internet regarding this album, so here’s the facts. This was the duo’s first album, which was self-titled, and was released on the Copacabana label. The rather over-large ‘quadrafonico’ on the front meant it was a Quad recording (many think it’s the title) and was SQ encoded.

If this Brazilian duo is unknoiwn to you, here a little more info

I don’t normally state my musical views, but i think i’d say that this is something of an aquired taste, and can grow on  you

Release: DS157f

Source: SQ encoded CD

Process: SQ*Final

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP: 24/44  DTS: 24/48  DD: 24/48

Honegger – Pacific 231

20 Apr

Pacific 231: symphonic movement for orchestra
Rugby: tone poem for orchestra
Pastorale d’ete: symphonic poem for chamber orchestra
Une Cante de Noel: for vocal soloist, chorus, childrens’s chorus & orchestra

Conductor: Jean Martinon
Orchestre National de L’O.R.T.F.
Orchestre National, Choers D’Oratorio et Maitrise de L’O.R.T.F.

Release: DS155f

Source: SQ encoded CD

Process: SQ*Final

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP: 24/44  DTS: 24/48  DD: 24/48

Schumann – Piano Concerto/Franck – Symphonic Variations

14 Apr

Vaclav Neumann & Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Release: DS152f

Source: SQ encoded CD

Process: SQ*Final

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP: 24/44  DTS: 24/48  DD: 24/48

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