Berlioz Harold In Italy Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD
These Living Stereo Super Audio CDs are newly remastered in DSD (Direct
Stream Digital) from original source tape by the award-winning Soundmirror
engineering team headed by John Newton. The reissue series features legendary
performances from RCA Red Seal's greatest artists including Arthur Rubinstein,
Van Cliburn, Charles Munch, Fritz Reiner and more! Original cover art is update
with a contemporary new look.
Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra bring their ineffable
elegance to Berlioz's atmospheric Byronic fantasy Harold in Italy and to four of
the composer's quicksilver concert overtures.
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"The idea behind this project is to bring us closer to the master tapes than
has ever before been possible. These Super Audio CDs are far superior to all
previous CD versions in every conceivable way, but especially in their retrieval
of hall sound and the overtone structure of the various instruments." - The
• Super Audio CD
• SACD 3.0 Multi-Channel SACD Layer
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
William Primrose, viola
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, conductor
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
1.-4. Harold In Italy / Harold en Italie, Op. 16
5. Beatrice et Benedict Overture
6. The Corsair Overture / Le Corsaire, Op. 21
7. Benvenuto Cellini Overture, Op. 23
8. Roman Carnival Overture / Le Carnaval romain, Op. 9
Recorded in 1958 and 1959.
Total Time: 72:12