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.
This, Sibelius' only violin concerto, was completed in 1903 and contains segments that require virtuosity to do full justice to its technical and interpretive intricacies. Just such a virtuoso, in Tossy Spivakovsky, plays violin on this Everest recording of Tauno Hannikainen conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. This recording is another Bert Whyte sonic triumph on 35mm film. In addition to the concerto, Whyte and team recorded Sibelius' last tone poem, Tapiola, referred to by many as a consummate masterpiece written with extraordinary simplicity and directness.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47
Tapiola – Tone Poem, Op. 112