This SACD will play on all 2 channel (stereo) SACD players.
This is the first SACD compilation disc of the 14 releases from Channel Classics. There is a normal CD layer on this CD for those who do not have a SACD player (or for listening with a walkman and in the car). How does one describe the difference in sound quality between normal CD and SACD? It is not just a difference between sampling the sound from 44 thousand times a second to 2.8 million.
Listening in SACD stereo immediately gives that feeling of openness. Depth of sound. The total clarity of the instruments. And of course the large dynamic range. The music is not a block of sound from the speakers, but it seems to be there without being able to touch it.
For those of you that have multichannel, the sensation of sitting in the concert hall can now be experienced.
There are no rules for creating multichannel recordings but the goal has been to reproduce the acoustic characteristics of the performance space. To create the feeling of sitting in the fourth row. One is not conscious of the surround speakers (only by switching them off would you immediately hear the effect).
SACD multichannel creates more emotion in the music, no matter where you sit because it is not
necessary to sit in the ‘hot spot’ (middle of the triangle from your speakers) to experience this ‘emotion’.
I have been fortunate to have worked closely in Eindhoven Holland with Philips Research and Development from the early stages to help develop and promote this new technology. Now, two years later, their dedication and belief in SACD has been vital in seeing the results. Many important labels from around the world are all beginning to produce their own SACD recordings. In another year SACD will become standard for most quality labels in all genres! -- The Netherlands Bach Society W.A. Mozart ....C. Jared Sacks
1. Concerto in G major, opus 4 no. 3 -Allegro - Rachel Podger, baroque violin & Arte Dei Suonatori A. Vivaldi - La Stravaganza
2. Ave Maria - The Gents - The Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal R. Parsons
3. Sonata in A major -Recitativo-Fantasia - Pieter Wispelwey, violoncello & Paolo Giacometti,
piano C. Franck
4. Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts Premier Concert -La Livri - Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord & Rachel Podger, baroque violin & Jonathan Manson, viola da gamba
J. Ph. Rameau
5. Lamento della Ninfa - Johannette Zomer, soprano & Cappella Figuralis Love
& Lament C. Monteverdi
6. Pianoconcerto in a, opus 54 -Intermezzo: andantino grazioso - Paolo Giacometti, piano & The Arnhem
Philharmonic R. Schumann
7. Suite in E minor -Lentement-Vite-Lentement - Florilegium - G. Ph. Telemann - Tafelmusik
8. Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, opus 33 -Allegro non troppo - Pieter Wispelwey, violoncello & Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
Bremen C. Saint-Saëns
9. Fantasias & Airs -No. 2 in a minor - The Locke Consort - J. Jenkins
10. Anxiety - Alfredo Marcucci, bandoneón & Ensemble Piacevole Touched by Tango Astor Piazzolla
11. & 12. III Sequenz - no. 3 Rex tremendae &
VIII Communio - Lux eterna - The Netherlands Bach Society W.A. Mozart
Requiem in D minor KV 626
13. Barcarola & Dialogo - Pieter Wispelwey, violoncello B. Britten - Three
suites for violoncello solo Suite no. 3, opus 87
14. Toccata - Vif - Dejan Lazic, piano M. Ravel - Retrospection
Le Tombeau de Couperin -
15. Seconde Allemande - Mieneke van der Velden, pardessus de viole & Glen Wilson, harpsichord F. Couperin - Pièces de viole - Concerts 3 & 11 Onzième Concert - Les Gouts-Réunies
16. Historia di Jephte - Johannette Zomer, soprano & Cappella Figuralis Love & Lament G. Carissimi
17. Allegro - Rachel Podger, baroque violin & Arte Dei Suonatori A. Vivaldi - La Stravaganza
Concerto in D major, opus 4 no. 11