Sir Malcolm Sargent - Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite / Shostakovich: Symphony no. 9


Classic Records (Everest)



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CHDD 2018
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HDAD 24/96 24/192

No. of Discs: 2

HDAD 24/96 24/132

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200 Gram Vinyl Record

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.

Sargent seems to have a real feel for these Russian Orchestral Favorites. Both performances are in the Sargent tradition of a little slower in pace than some of his contemporaries, however, as we all know faster is not always better. In this case, the deliberate pace is very revealing of the glorious intricacy of these classical gems. Refreshing interpretations by a top-notch conductor with a world-class orchestra in the heart of the golden age of recording – what more can an audiophile ask for? These Everest 35mm recordings by Bert Whyte at London's famed Walthamstow Assembly Hall are truly Majestic in their size and sense of orchestral realism, mostly due to the high and low frequency detail and dynamics that are recorded only on 35mm film. In the words of Len Horowitz from History of Recorded Sound, "35mm has its own wisdom." It is hard to describe other than to say that there is something about the live event that 35mm can capture and recreate that you can't get from conventional tape formats – there is a certain retained magic with 35mm, as this disc, like the rest, will attest.

Shostakovich: Symphony no. 9, Op. 70

Prokofiev: Lt. Kije Suite, Op. 60
The Birth of Kije
Kije's Wedding
The Burial of Kije

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Spot on performance, great recording.

posted on 02/21/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: Richard L.
I initially picked this disc up for the Lt. Kije Suite and does it ever deliver a great performance there! Now when I went back and listened to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9, I became REALLY impressed with this disc. I've always liked the Russian composers for the liveliness, motion and drama written into their works. This one impresses from top to bottom. Anyone looking for an introduction to Russian composers would make an excellent choice here. Come to think of it, it would make a great addition to an existing colllection. These Classic Records HDAD discs continue to impress me more every time I pick one up!

Why are there so few Hdad recordings.

posted on 03/25/2007
5 Stars
Sublime .What DVD audio promised to be. In a perfect world there would be more like this. Analogue and digital hand in hand. Hardware used meridian G98/568, Kef 105/3, Copland 402 hybrid.

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