Various Artists – SACD The Ultimate Audio Experience: The Classical Sampler (2003) MCH SACD ISO

Various Artists – SACD The Ultimate Audio Experience: The Classical Sampler (2003)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 01:10:00 minutes | Covers | 4,3 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2003

The subtitle of this SACD is “The Ultimate Audio Experience”. But open the notes, and you discover that all the tracks save one are from 44, 48, and 96KHz PCM sample original sources. There are some great performances here –- forever trapped in mid-definition resolution. They date from 1993 to 2003, a surprising number of them being recorded in 2001-2003, after DSD recording was available. In listening to this SACD, I was beginning to have doubts about the SACD format until I noticed the sources in the liner notes.
The one DSD recording here is the Dvorak Slavonic Dance op. 71 #1 with Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra Dvorák: The Slavonic Dances [SACD]. My reference is Reiner’s performance Dvorak: Slavonic Dances & Brahms: Hungarian Dances / Fritz Reiner Conducting The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and I would have to say that I prefer Fischer’s performance, which has tremendous nuance and exuberance.

Tracklist:

Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911):
1. Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, Pt. 1 – Kräftig. Entschieden – excerpt 5:30
Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez
Antonín Dvorák (1841 – 1904):
2. 8 Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, B. 147 – No.1 in B (Molto vivace) 4:13
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer
3. Rusalka, Op.114, B. 203, Act 1 – Mesicku na nebi hlubokém 5:02
Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gianandrea Noseda
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827):
4. Violin Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50 8:20
Anne-Sophie Mutter, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur
Francesco Gasparini (1661 – 1727):
5. Ecco che alfin ritorno, Critical Edition: Dr. Alessandro Borin – Il nocchier nella procella 3:19
Andreas Scholl, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone
Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924):
6. La Bohème, Edited Francesco Degrada (1988), Act 1 – “O soave fanciulla” 4:03
Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, Simon Keenlyside, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Riccardo Chailly
Vincenzo Bellini (1801 – 1835):
7. La Sonnambula, Act 2 – Ah, non credea mirarti 6:37
Renée Fleming, Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Of St Luke’s, Patrick Summers
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644 – 1704):
8. Missa Salisburgensis – Kyrie 5:50
Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel, Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Players
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 – 1881):
9. Pictures at an Exhibition (Orch. Ravel) – Promenade I – 1. Gnomus 3:56
Wiener Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev
Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911):
10. Symphony No. 2 in C Minor “Resurrection”, Tracking of Symphony by Gilbert Kaplan – 5th Movement – Sehr langsam und gedehnt (“der grosse Appell”) & Pesante 4:48
Gilbert Kaplan, Wiener Philharmoniker
Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849):
11. Waltz No.8 in A flat, Op.64 No.3 2:31
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Gaetano Donizetti (1797 – 1848):
12. Don Pasquale, Act 3 – Com’è gentil…tornami a dir 3:47
Juan Diego Flórez, Andrea Menafra, Rossella Perrone, Giulio Patara, Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Frizza
Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883):
13. Tannhäuser, WWV 70, Act 3 – Wie Todesahnung… O du mein holder Abendstern (Wolfram) 5:34
Bryn Terfel, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado
Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992):
14. Turangalîla Symphonie – 5. Joie de sang des étoiles 6:20
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Takashi Harada, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly

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