Written just after the death of Stalin, the composer stated that this symphony is about the Stalinist era, but others disagree. SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10; AN-LUN HUANG:: Sebei Dance No. 2 “Lantern Festival”; RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; CHOPIN: Etude Op. 27/7 – Texas Music Festival Orch./ Mei-Ann Chen; (Extras:) Moores School Sym. […]
A compendium of 11 famous selections by Ellington, played by Dizzy and his Orchestra in hi-res. A Portrait of Duke Ellington – Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra – Verve/ HDTT, 41:09 192K/24-bit DVD-A *****: High Definition Tape Transfers has taken the old Verve 4-track pre-recorded tape from a 1960 NYC session and made a hi-res […]
RESPIGHI: Roman Trilogy – Roman Festivals; The Fountains of Rome; The Pines of Rome / Texas Music Festival Orch./ Franz Anton Krager – 5.0, 24 bit/192k high-res digital with a 2.0 version – DTS-HD MA recorded live in public concert 11 June 2016 in the Moores Opera House, University of Houston by John G. Proffitt […]
HDTT restores Polish pianist Andre Tchaikowsky’s most famous concerto recording, but even in fine sound, it’s all alone. MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 – Andre Tchaikowsky, p./ Chicago Sym./ Fritz Reiner – HDTT, 33:00 [avail. in various formats from www.highdeftapetranfers.com] ***: Polish piano virtuoso Andre Tchaikowsky (nee Krauthammer), 1935-1982, made […]
Two newly-recorded Bruckner items in hi-res surround on Blu-ray. ANTON BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in d arr. for Two Pianos – Till Alexander Korber & Reinhold Puri-Jobi, pianos – HDTT 4-channel 24/192 (2015) DTS-HD MA audio-only Blu-ray ****: ANTON BRUCKNER: Mass No. 3 in f – Cynthia Clayton sop./ Melanie Sonnenberg, mezzo/ Joseph Evans, tenor/ […]
A fine cross-section of some of the little-known works of one of the great American Romantic composers. HOWARD HANSON: An American Romantic = Concerto for organ, harp & strings; Nymphs and Satyr Ballet Suite; Concerto da Camera for piano and string quartet; Two Yuletide Pieces for Piano; Prayer for the Middle Ages; Psalms 8, 121, […]
Celebrating Jean Martinon’s Decca legacy in fine transfers from commercial reel tapes. Jean Martinon Conducts Music by IBERT, SAINT-SAENS & BERLIOZ – Paris Conservatoire Orch. – HDTT [various formats including hi-res PCM & DSD from www.highdeftapetransfers.com] (This one is DSD 64) 53:34 *****: This splendid compilation of Decca recordings made with the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra under […]
Bernard Herrmann film scores in startling surround sound! BERNARD HERRMANN : The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann – Journey to the Center of the Earth; The 7th Voyage of Sinbad; The Day The Earth Stood Still; Fahrenheit 451 – National Philharmonic Orch./ Bernard Herrmann – HDTT [various formats including hi-res 4.0 Surround Blu-ray audio […]
An excellent four-channel surround version of this standard. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade – The Philadelphia Orch./ Eugene Ormandy – RCA (1972)/transferred from an RCA quadraphonic open reel tape by HDTT – Pure Audio Blu-ray with choice of either 4.0 or 2.0 DTS-HD MA 24/192K *****: There is little more to be said about this music, and plenty […]
BARTOK: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta; The Miraculous Mandarin – London Sym. Orch. /Sir Georg Solti – HDTT 192/24 download
Wonderful Bartók from the Kingsway Hall in 1963.
B. HERRMANN: Music from Citizen Kane et al. – National Philharmonic Orch. / Charles Gerhardt – HDTT (192/24 download of open reel)
Charles Gerhardt’s classic collection of music by Bernard Herrmann makes a very welcome return.
FRANZ WAXMAN = The Classic Film Scores of Franz Waxman – Nat. Philharmonic Orch. / Charles Gerhardt – HDTT
A highly recommended part of the cream of Hollywood music history.
“Music from Great Shakespearean Films” = by SHOSTAKOVICH; WALTON; ROZSA – National Philharmonic Orch./ Bernard Herrmann – HDTT
A largely fine tribute to Bernard Herrmann can be recommended with enthusiasm.
MIKLOS ROZSA: Spellbound – The Classic Film Score Of Miklós Rózsa – The National Philharmonic Orch. / Charles Gerhardt – HDTT
The Spellbound score is made even more gripping thru Rozsa’s use of the theremin.
Fiesta a la Española – Eastman-Rochester Pops / Eastman-Rochester Orch.* / Frederick Fennell / Howard Hanson* – HDTT Hi-Res
A highly entertaining, energetic compilation of musical sunshine.
A 1957 prerecorded stereotape in hi-res of the great Joe Williams with Basie.
RAVEL: Bolero; Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2; Pavane our une infante défunte – London Sym. Orch./ André Previn – Parlophone/ Warner Classics/ Resonance Recordings/ Hi-Q xrcd24
Fantastic sonics of a great recording, playable on any CD player without special decoding.
The 1972 Solti performance of Elgar’s A-flat Symphony returns in spectacular sound from HDTT.
BRUCKNER: Mass No. 3 in f “Grosse Messe;” Symphonische Praeludium; Organ improvisation – Soloists/ Houston Sym. Chorus/ Moores School Symphony Orch./ Franz Anton Krager/ Sigurd Ogaard, organ – HDTT
An excellent version of the Mass on an audio-only Blu-ray.
DEBUSSY: Images Pour Orchestre; STRAVINSKY: Symphonies for Wind Instruments; RAVEL: Pavane Pour une Infante Defunte – Suisse Romande/ Ernest Ansermet (1961) – HDTT
One of the fine Decca masters conducted by Ernest Ansermet now in hi-res.
One of Walter’s finest recordings in enhanced hi-res sonics.
PROKOFIEV: Alexander Nevsky Cantata [TrackList follows] – Chicago Sym. Orch. & Chorus/ Rosalind Elias, mezzo soloist/ Fritz Reiner – HDDT DVD-R
Another fine hi-res version of Alexander Nevsky from Fritz Reiner.