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"Five Stars...the playing is committed and beautifully rendered...the fidelity is excellent..."
"...up against zero competition for recorded quality...these issues so far have been state of the art. That alone is reason to buy them...the Baltimore Orchestra are very fine, the lyrical nature of Alsop's direction provide much pleasure when actually listening."
Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra follow a critically acclaimed recording of Dvorák's Ninth, with this live album from Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. Dvorák's most darkly dramatic and passionate symphony, the Seventh, is coupled here with this Eighth, notable for its dramatic contrasts, Bohemian lyricism and a seemingly spontaneous flow of thematic ideas. Audiophile Audition named this one of the best albums of 2011 for both its performances and sonic excellence.
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.
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|1. Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70, B. 141: I. Allegro maestoso|
|2. Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70, B. 141: II. Poco adagio|
|3. Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70, B. 141: III. Scherzo: Vivace - Poco meno mosso|
|4. Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70, B. 141: IV. Finale: Allegro|
|5. Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, B. 163: I. Allegro con brio|
|6. Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, B. 163: II. Adagio|
|7. Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, B. 163: III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace|
|8. Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, B. 163: IV. Allegro ma non troppo|