“Organism” – TRYGVE MADSEN, KJELL MØRK KARLSEN, and KJELL FLEM – Terje Winge, organ – 2L Pure Audio Blu-ray 2L-123-SABD + multichannel SACD, DTS-HD MA 192kHz/24 bit 5.1, DTS-HD MA 96kHz/24 bit 7.1, PCM 192kHz/24 bit stereo, Dolby Atmos, 9.1 Auro 3D, mShuttle: stereo MQA 96kHz + MP3 (8/25/16) (1:09:17) [Dist. by Naxos] ****: Excellent contemporary […]
TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake Suite; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Con. 2 – both Philadelphia Orch. & Ormandy – HDTT audio-only Blu-rays
Two potboilers in proper quadraphonic surround sound on Blu-ray. TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake Suite – Philadelphia Orch./ Eugene Ormandy – from RCA Quad 4-track tape 1972 – HDTT audio-only Blu-ray (4.0 & 2.0) DTS-HD MA ****: RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Artur Rubinstein, p. / Philadelphia Orch./ Eugene Ormandy – from RCA Quad 4-track tape […]
The latest reissue of the Fragile album by Yes! is on audio-only Blu-ray but the earlier DVD-A is slightly better.
Audiophile label proves less is more on this recording!
PROKOFIEFF: Symphonies No. 1 “Classical” and No. 2; Dreams – Sao Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
Another fine audio-only Blu-ray of Prokofieff symphonies with Marin Alsop.
GLIERE: Symphony No. 3 “Il’ya Muromets” – Buffalo Philharmonic Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
May be the best available version of this colorful widescreen late romantic epic, certainly sonically.
LSO Live Begins Releasing Audio-Only Blu-rays; CEA Adapts and Supports Wrong Use of 4K to Promote UHD; Yamaha Back In Computer Speaker Market; New Debate Between DisplayPort 1.3 and HDMI
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue; Strike Up the Band Overture; Promenade for clarinet & orch.; Catfish Row: Suite from Porgy and Bess – Orion Weiss, p./ John Fullam, clar. /Buffalo Philharmonic Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
Falletta’s second audio-only Blu-ray devoted to Gershwin is a success.
A solo piano audio-only Blu-ray release from the Norwegian jazz pianist/bandleader.
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concertos in E minor & D minor; Violin Sonata in F minor – Tianwa Yang, violin/ Sinfonia Finlandia/ Patrick Gallois/ Romain Descharmes, piano – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
A fine recording and performance in a format that is probably fading.
* = 12 Best Multichannel Discs of the Month CLASSICAL (Incl. HI-RES), CLASSICAL REISSUE & CL. VINYL ACHRON: Complete Suites for Violin and Piano – Shaham/Erez – Hyperion CDA 67841 VOLKMAR ANDREAE: Symphony in C Major, Op. 31; Notturno and Scherzo, Op. 30; Music for Orchestra, Op. 35; Kleine Suite, Op. 27 – Bournemouth Sym. Orch. […]
EIVIND BUENE: ‘Possible Cities/Essential Landscapes’ = Possible Cities; Grid; Landscape with Ruins; Ultrabucolic Studies; Molto Fluido; Nature Morte – Cikada (ens.)/ Christian Eggen, cond. – 2L audio-only Blu-ray + SACD
Intriguing stereo test of some spatial music for modernists.
Blu-ray audio technology provides a distinctive edge to this jazz artist.
THOMAS D.A. TELLEFSON = Complete Piano Works [Tracklist follows] – Jørgen Larsen, piano – 2L (audio-only Blu-ray)
An immense amount of excellent piano music on a single disc.
SZYMANOWSKI: Sym. No. 3 ‘Song of the Night;’ Sym. No. 4 ‘Symphonie Concertante’ – Soloists/ Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orch./ Antoni Wit – Naxos Audio-only Blu-ray
An important release, available on both audio-only Blu-ray and video DVD with 5.1 sound.
SCHUMANN: Scenes from Goethe’s Faust – soloists /Warwa Philharmonic Ch. & Orch./ Antoni Wit – Naxos audio Blu-ray
Wit builds the drama of Schumann’s oratorio very convincingly; he really shines in the hard-to-integrate Part 3.
JOHN CORIGLIANO: Circus Maximus (Symphony No. 3 for large wind ensemble); Gazebo Dances for band – The University of Texas Wind Ensemble/ Jerry Junkin – Naxos (audio-only)
A 35-minute surround sound piece in which the audience becomes the center of the activity.