“Elements Rising” = YVES RAMETTE: Introduction et Allegro; STEVEN BLOCK: Fire Tiger; RAIN WORTHINGTON: Night Stream; Rhythm Modes; PAULA DIEHL: Gambit; ALLAN BRINGS: Duo for Violin and Cello – var. performers/Moravian Philharmonic Orch. Ch. Players/Petr Vronsky – Navona
Some interesting works of fairly undiscovered composers.
BACH, BERLIOZ, CHOPIN and others [TrackList Follows] – various artists – Linn Super Audio Collection Vol. 7 – Linn
Not a traditional hi-res test disc, but fine music played and recorded at the very highest quality.
“Duende” – D. SCARLATTI Harpsichord Sonatas; “Pandora’s Box” Sampler of Skip Sempé & Capriccio Stravagante [TrackList follows] – Skip Sempé & Olivier Fortin, harpsichords/ Capriccio Stravagante – Paradizo (2 CDs)
A wonderful sampler of Skip Sempé’s work with Capriccio Stavagante as well as a prime collection of Scarlatti Sonatas for Harpsichord.
An amazing amount of work went into this German attempt to capture the enhancements of stereo vinyl sound without its usual side effects.
WAGNER: Opera Excerpts = Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Prelude; Siegfried Idyll; Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung; Siegfried’s Funeral March; Götterdämmerung Immolation scene — Petra Long, sop./Budapest Festival Orch. /Ivan Fischer – Channel Classics
Well-performed and well-recorded excerpts of Wagner.
Another excellent sampling of the label’s variety of music and artists, all in hi-res surround.
“Gustavo Dudamel Discoveries” – Varied program of selections performed by four different orchestras [TrackList follows]; Documentary DVD “The Promise of Music” by Enrique Sanchez Lansch, on the El Sistema music school founded by Dudamel – DGG (CD+DVD)
A fine sampling on CD of examples of some of Dudamel’s best recordings, plus a striking DVD documentary on El Sistema.
Two jazz sampler SACDs from Swedish label Opus 3.
Fourth hi-res sampler highlights musical talent and superior recording expertise.