Maurice Abravanel - Berlioz: Requiem


Label:

Classic Records

Genre:

Classical

Product No.:
CHDD 2012
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HDAD 24/96 24/192


No. of Discs: 2

HDAD 24/96 24/132

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Two Discs: Stereo and Multichannel: This set contains two discs, a stereo disc and a multichannel disc, both of which are designed to play in all DVD players. The stereo disc is encoded with 24 bit 96 kHz information for DVD video players on one side and 24 bit 192 kHz information for DVD Audio players on the other side. The multichannel disc is encoded with Dolby AC-3 multichannel information for DVD video players on one side and 24 bit 96 kHz multichannel information for DVD Audio players on the other side. The stereo information was encoded directly from the original four-channel analog master tapes with the use of a passive mixer directly feeding the stereo analog to digital converter. Similarly, the multichannel information was encoded directly from the original four-channel analog master tapes directly feeding the multichannel analog to digital converters.


The Berlioz Requiem was recorded in the Mormon Tabernacle during the same period as Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Both are four-channel recordings with the main orchestral microphones up front and the ambient sound from the rear.

This Requiem calls for immense instrumental and vocal resources used not only for power but also for the most subtle and varied refinement of color, and at times making distinct use of music heard to come from different directions. The main orchestra consists of four flutes, two oboes, two English horns, four clarinets, 12 horns, eight bassoons, four cornets, four tubas, 16 kettle drums, two bass drums, four tamtams, 10 cymbals and an enormous complement of strings.

In addition, in the Tuba mirum, Rex tremendae and Lacrymosa, four brass bands are arranged about the orchestra and emanate from the four points of the compass: North, consisting of four trumpets, four trombones and two tubas; East, of four trumpets and four trombones; West, of four trumpets and four trombones; and South, of four trumpets, four trombones, and four tubas. There are also two choruses and a tenor soloist, the latter was placed in the organ loft and is heard from a great distance from the original loudspeakers.

 



Requiem et Kyrie
Dies Irae
Quid sum miser
Rex tremendae
Quaerans me
Lacrymosa
Offertorium
Hostias
Sanctus
Agnus Dei

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