Wagner Wotan's Farewell 24/96 DVD & 24/192 DVD-A & CD
High Quality 24/96 DVD & 24/192 DVD-A Hybrid Digital Audio Disc (HDAD) - Audio-ONLY DVD!
This release is a compilation of Stokowski/Houston performances recorded at
the Houston Civic Center by Bert Whyte and originally released in 1960.
Compositions include Stokowski arrangements of “Wotan’s Farewell” and “Magic
Fire Music” from Wagner’s “Die Walkure”, “Mazurka in A minor”, “Prelude in D
minor” and Waltz in C sharp minor” by Chopin. Also included is the not often
performed or recorded “Fantasy on a Hymn Tune” composed by Thomas Canning.
The HDAD PLUS which is a TWO disc set consisting of a two sided DVD-10 disc
containing DVD Audio and DVD Video formats PLUS a bonus CD from a separate 16
bit / 44.1 kHz two channel capture done simultaneously for the CD format to
avoid non-integer down sampling and hence provide for maximum quality for the CD
all transferred DIRECTLY FROM THE 35mm MAGNETIC FILM using a vintage Westrex
1551 tape machine, with specially built playback electronics that are vastly
superior to any others used on these machines to playback the original 35mm
tapes. The Len Horowitz / History of Recorded Sound specially modified 1551,
fitted with brand new playback heads matched to the revolutionary playback
electronics was stationed at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. With Len
Horowitz running the playback machine and Bernie Grundman mastering from the
three track 35mm tapes, Classic Records has been able to capture the legendary
sound and performances DIRECTLY FROM THE 35mm MAGNETIC FILM through an "ALL
TUBE" tape playback system and at 24 bit resolution and 192 kHz sampling rate
for use in both the two and three channel presentations included on both the DVD
Audio and DVD Video sides of the two sided DVD-10. The level of detail and
dynamics on these discs are outstanding and offer a new level of reality in the
What is a 24/96 DVD & 24/192 DVD-A? It is a High Quality 24/96 DVD & 24/192 DVD-A Hybrid Digital Audio Disc (HDAD) (Audio-ONLY DVD!) which features both 24-bit/96kHz and 24-bit/192kHz digital sampling rates. This disc is a two sided DVD based disc. One side of the disc is DVD video formatted and contains 24/96 PCM data playable on all DVD video players. The other side contains 24/192 PCM data and is playable on DVD audio players.
Houston Symphony Orchestra
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
1. Wotan’s Farewell & Magic Fire Music from "Die Walkure"
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
3. Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4
4. Prelude in D minor, Op. 28, No. 24
5. Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2 (transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski)
6. Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan for Double String Quartet and String