Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances & Vocalise Hybrid Stereo SACD
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the May 2010 Issue of
TAS Harry Pearson's Super Disc List!
Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original Vox Turnabout label master tapes!
Donald Johanos conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Little needs to be said
about this audiophile classic known for its demonstration qualities with very
low, deep bass and overall smooth and warm sound.
"The tape recording was made at a speed of 30 inches-per-second, using a
transport modified to produce exceptionally good motion: a specially developed
constant-velocity recording curve was employed for improved signal-to-noise
ratio. The lacquer masters were made directly from the original tape, thus
avoiding further transfer degradation. The result is a recording of exceptional
clarity, naturalness and freedom from vices prevalent generally in the art."
- from the original liner notes
"If ever there was a piece of symphonic music perfectly suited for
non-classical music lovers to find a way into the genre, this would be it. The
music, based on folk themes, is tuneful, accessible and rhythmically sweeping.
The orchestration provides a rich, colorful palette of strings, horns,
woodwinds, percussion and unusually, even a saxophone. The recording, produced
in McFarlin Auditorium at Southern Methodist University is relatively dry and
intimately voiced. Dynamics are explosive and orchestral timbres remarkably
accurate. The stereo spread is realistically compact given the close to the
stage perspective. " - Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com, Music 10, Sound
• 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 from the Original Vox Turnabout label master tapes!
• Mastered at AcousTech by Kevin Gray
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Donald Johanos, conductor
Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Symphonic Dances for Orchestra, Op. 45
1. Non allegro
2. Andante con moto: Temp di valse
3. Lento assai; Allegro vivace
"Vocalise" for Orchestra, Op. 34, No. 14