Norwegian record label 2L has announced they will be releasing two more Blu-ray Audio Disc titles, Mozart/Grieg Vol. II and The Nordic Sound. The Blu-ray Discs, packaged together with hybrid multichannel SACDs (Super Audio CDs) in two-disc sets, will contain only limited video content for menu navigation, just as 2L’s previous Blu-ray Audio Disc titles DIVERTIMENTI and Sonar.
Mozart/Grieg Vol. II features the Dena Piano Duo of Heide Görtz and Tina Margareta Nilssen playing the Mozart/Grieg Fantasia for two pianos in C minor, Mozart’s Sonata in D for two pianos and Grieg’s Old Norwegian Melody with variations.
The Nordic Sound is a 19-track sampler from the 2L catalogue including performances such as Marianne Thorsen / TrondheimSolistene — Mozart: Violin Concerto in D major – Allegro, Cikada Duo — Nordheim: Colorazione (excerpt), and Engegårdkvartetten — Haydn: String Quartet op. 76, no. 5 – Finale/Presto.
Technical specifications for both titles is as follows:
Hybrid Super Audio-CD 5.1 SURROUND + STEREO:
– Ordinary CD (16 BIT / 44.1 kHz)
– 2.0 DSD (2.8224Mbit/s per channel)
– 5.1 DSD (2.8224Mbit/s per channel)
The hybrid SACD looks like a normal CD and plays on all standard players and computers.
Produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition – 24BIT/352.8kHz) by Lindberg Lyd, Oslo.
Blu-ray 5.1 SURROUND + STEREO:
– 2.0 LPCM 24BIT/192 kHz
– 5.1 LPCM 24BIT/192 kHz
– 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio 24BIT/192 kHz
Both Blu-ray titles are fully compatible with Sony’s Playtsation 3 and stand-alone Blu-ray Disc players. Exclusive High Definition Music – video only for menu guide.
Additionally, 2L has announced that effective April 1, 2009, 2L will be distributed in the USA and Canada by NAXOS of America, and in Hong Kong and China by NAXOS Far East.
Naxos of America, the Leader in Independent Classical Music Distribution in North America, is the exclusive American distributor for Naxos, Marco Polo, Naïve, Chandos, Michael Nyman Records, Dorian Sono Luminus, Tudor, Oehms, Concerto, cpo, Dacapo, CBC Records, Canary Classics, Capriccio, Phoenix Edition, Jazz Icons, Early-Music.com, ATMA, Azica, Navona, PentaTone, Profil, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Arthaus DVD, BBC/Opus Arte, TDK, EuroArts, Medici Arts and 2L. Naxos of America has two offices: a central headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee and a publicity office in New York City.
Naxos Far East is covering the territories of HONG KONG, CHINA, TAIWAN, and SINGAPORE, representing the labels First Impression Music, Reference Recordings, Proprius, BIS, Harmonia Mundi, SDG, Ondine, Capriccio, BBC, Opus Arte, Arthaus, TDK, Euroarts, Bel Air and 2L. Naxos’ headquarters is in the Hong Kong SAR.