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).
Janos Starker plays a jazz suite for cello and 17 percussion instruments accompanied by George Gaber. The pieces feature portraits of Jazz legends such as Miles, Dizzy, Duke and Trane among others. The sessions were recorded directly to 2-track analog tape in 1980 at the University of Indiana Opera House which is noted for its fine acoustics. Also included is the Sonata for Cello and Piano written by David Baker with Alain Planes accompanying Starker on piano. This is a purist audiophile recording with one of the 20th century's best cellists' - a treat not to be missed.
Janos Starker, cello
George Gaber, cello
Alain Planes, piano
|1. Rollins - Tribute to Sonny Rollins|
|2. Miles - Tribute to Miles Davis|
|3. Yancy - Tribute to Jimmy Yancy|
|4. Robeson - Tribute to Paul Robeson|
|5. Trane - Tribute to John Coltrane|
|6. Duke - Tribute to Duke Ellington|
|7. Dizzy - Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie|
|8. Sonata - 1st Movement - Fast|
|9. Sonata - 2nd Movement - Slow|
|10. Sonata - 3rd Movement - Fast|