Leibowitz The Power Of The Orchestra Hybrid Stereo SACD
One of the undisputed finest recordings in the history of classical music now
sounds better than ever! Simply put, The Power Of The Orchestra will blow you
away! Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Gray!
A recording this bold, this bombastic with totally jaw-dropping dynamics just
begged to be released on SACD. Unbelievable!
Recorded at Kingsway Hall and engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson, this record
couples Moussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition with Night On Bare Mountain. It
has long been considered among the greatest sounding records ever made. Perhaps
most stunning about Power of the Orchestra are the effortless dynamics, which
have been reviewed and raved about ever since the first RCA shaded dog. From the
teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy gentle plucks of strings to the WHAM!! CRASH!! SLAM!!
of a full orchestra without a bit of notice. It's heart-stopping,
jump-out-of-your-seat-type dynamics. The Power of the Orchestra - a more
appropriate title there never was. But to hear it now...! This thing's got all
the weight of an anchor but at the same time the clarity and airiness and
sparkle of a feather. Nuance, a holographic soundstage, emotion to spare - this
one's got it all. A true reference. Power, indeed.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by George Marino
• Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Gray!
• Mastered from the 3-Track Master.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Rene Leibowitz, Conductor
Modest Moussorgsky (1839-1881)
1. A Night On Bare Mountain
Pictures At An Exhibition
5. II Vecchio Castello
10. Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells
11. Samuel Goldenburg and Schmyle
12. The Market Place at Limoges
13. Catacombs: Con mortuis in lingua mortua
14. The Hut On Fowl's Legs
15. The Great Gate of Kiev