Sir Malcolm Sargent - Respighi: Pines & Fountains of Rome


Classic Records (Everest)



Product No.:
CHDD 2015
UPC: 601704201597

HDAD 24/96 24/192

No. of Discs: 2

HDAD 24/96 24/132

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Also includes an aluminum CD.

This HDAD+ package contains two discs, one is a two-sided DVD-10 containing two channel 24 bit/192 kHz data and three-channel 24 bit/96 kHz data on one side, playable on DVD Audio players, and on the other side two channel 24 bit 96 kHz data and three channel Dolby AC-3, playable on DVD video players. The second disc included is a standard two-channel CD containing 16 bit/44.1 kHz data playable on all CD and DVD players. Transferred directly from the original 35mm three-track film by Bernie Grundman from Bernie Grundman Mastering and Len Horowitz from History of Recorded Sound at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood.

These recordings from 1960 feature Sir Malcolm Sargent (RCA Heifetz Scottish Fantasy) conducting the fabulous London Symphony on these Bert Whyte recordings at Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London – the same hall used extensively by the Decca and Kenneth Wilkinson. The performance is slower and more deliberate in tempo than the RCA Reiner performance yet every bit as powerful. The 35mm sound has a textural richness in the strings that is much more realistic than any other and bass that is woofer busting in its power and detail.

Pines of Rome
The Pines of the Villa Borghese
The Pines Near a Catacomb
The Pines of the Janiculum
The Pines of the Appian Way

Fountains of Rome
The Fountain of Valle Giulia at Dawn
The Triton Fountain
The Fountain of Trevi at Mid-day
The Fountain of the Villa Medici at Sunset

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Meridian 808 to the rescue!

posted on 02/02/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ralph A. Mazzeo, Jr.
High Resolution recordings need high resolution players and cabling and for my money, the re-issues from Classic Records in the HDAD format are brilliantly executed. These Malcolm Sargent 35mm recordings of Respighi's most famous warhorses come vibrantly alive in 192/24 bit and the CD which accompanies it sounds equally enthralling. Classic Records, how about reissuingthe Gershwin and Ravel Works for Orchestra in remastered 2007 sound (even though they, too, sound magnificent on the Meridian 808 in 96/24 1998 sound! Enough said.......

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