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.
Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra derives its name from the approach taken in treating instrument groups within the orchestra in a "concertante" or soloist manner throughout the piece. This virtuoso treatment, for example, is notable in the fugato section of the first movement where the brass are highlighted as well as in the second movement where pairs of instruments appear consecutively creating a brilliant passage. Stokowski's interpretation of his popular Bartok composition was recorded at the Houston Civic Center by Bert Whyte and team and originally released in March of 1961. The HDAD Plus is a two-disc set consisting of a two-sided DVD-10 disc containing DVD Audio and DVD Video formats, plus a bonus CD from a separate 16 bit/44.1 kHz two channel capture done simultaneously for the CD format to avoid non-integer down sampling and hence provide for maximum quality – all transferred directly from the 35mm magnetic film using a vintage Westrex 1551 tape machine.
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