Classic Records (DVD 24/96)
Only playable on DVD hardware. This disc is not compatible with CD hardware.
The Classic 24/96 Digital Audio Disc (DAD) is designed to be an audiophile musical reference. The process starts with the encoding of an analog signal from a live microphone feed or more commonly from an analog master tape. The highly sophisticated Analog to Digital converter (A to D) samples the analog signal 96,000 times per second (96kHz) and assigns a numerical value to each sample point. The 96kHz sampling rate is more than twice the 44,100 (44.1kHz) sampling rate used on standard CDs. The numerical value assigned at 96kHz - about every 10.4 microseconds - is stored as a 24 bit digital word. The significance of a 24 bit digital word is that there are 16.8 million different potential values for each 24 bit word! By contrast there are only 65,536 different potential values for a 16 bit word on a normal CD. The additional 8 bits on a DAD allow for over 16 million additional voltage values to represent the original analog signal. Further, 24 bit resolution offers 144 dB of dynamic range from the softest to the loudest musical note. At 144 dB of dynamic range we greatly exceed even the dynamic range available on the world's finest analog tape machines. For the first time in the history of digital audio we can provide Master Tape Sound (MTS).
Produced and recorded to 4-track by the Grammy winning team Marc Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz for Vox. This stunning performance was mixed to two track and transferred directly from the original 4-track tapes to 24/96 by Marc Aubort at Elite Recording in New York City. Don't turn the volume control up too much or you may shake the entire house. Not to be missed.
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, condoctor
Saint Louis Symphony Chorus
Jersy Semkow, conductor
Claudine Carlson, mezzo-soprano
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, op. 78
|1. Russia Under the Mongolian Yoke|
|2. Song About Alexander Nevsky|
|3. The Crusaders in Pskov|
|4. Arise Ye Russian People|
|5. The Battle On The Ice|
|6. Field Of The Dead|
|7. Alexander's Entry Into Pskov|
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
|8. Large e maestoso-Allegro non tropo|
|9. Kebti-Andantino-Allegro molto|
|10. Andantino quasi allegretto|
|11. Allegro molto|