2xHD - Ondine
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Cover art and liner notes included
From original DSD master.
"Disc of the Month. Within seconds of sliding this into my hifi system and hitting play, I knew it was going to be special. Suk's symphony is a true one-off and shines in this performance...if Asrael is Suk's masterpiece, then here's a recording to match it."
"Four Stars... Ashkenazy stresses the lyricism as well as the anguish of Suk's score; this is a performance of great dignity and nobility, with fine attention to detail...the recording sound is outstanding, the effect of the first movement's coda, for instance, is overwhelming."
BBC Music Magazine
"This performance is magnificient. (Ashkenazy) brings more sheer excitement to the finale than any other conductor on disc...Ashkenazy also enjoys far and away the best engineering...if you love the symphonies of, say, Mahler or Tchaikovsky, then you really must hear Asrael."
This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original DSD master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.
DSD and 192kHz/24Bit versions are separately generated, directly from the analog signal.
|1. Asrael, Op. 27: Part I: I. Andante sostenuto - Andante con moto e resoluto - Piu pesante e maestoso -|
|2. Asrael, Op. 27: Part I: II. Andante -|
|3. Asrael, Op. 27: Part I: III. Vivace - Andante sostenuto - Appassionato - Maestoso|
|4. Asrael, Op. 27: Part II: IV. Adagio|
|5. Asrael, Op. 27: Part II: V. Adagio e maestoso - Allegro appassionato - Adagio e maestoso - Andante maestoso - Adagio e mesto|