Marin Alsop and her Baltimore Symphony Orchestra continue their Dvorak cycle with excellent accounts of Symphonies 6 & 9 in this audio-only Blu-Ray disc.
Two of Dvorak’s last symphonies, numbers 7 and 8, are performed by Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. While both accounts provide pleasure, I was particularly struck by the effective musical direction of the seventh symphony and a bit let down by the finale of the eighth.
John Corigliano’s Circus Maximus and Gazebo Dances are given their premiere recording by Jerry Junkin and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. Circus Maximus, the major work, is given spectacular high-resolution sound while the surround sound is used judiciously to great effect.
Confirming the news Blu-rayDefinition brought you in July (Naxos to Debut Blu-ray Audio Releases with Corigliano’s Circus Maximus), Naxos announced their forthcoming line of Blu-ray Audio releases…
Naxos, the world’s leading classical music label, known both for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent and for distributing a large number of classical labels internationally, including Opus Arte, Euroarts and 2L, has decided to join other audiophile labels such as 2L and AIX and enter into the Blu-ray Audio market.
Tom Beghin plays the entire Haydn solo keyboard repertoire on period instruments with virtual acoustics sampled in the actual performance spaces where Haydn would have worked and lived for this 4-BD high-resolution, 96kHz/24-bit set from Naxos, utilizing the Pure Audio technology.
Stefan Bock, Managing Director of msm-studios, gives Blu-rayDefinition an exclusive interview and talks about the Pure Audio standard that brings ease of use to audio-only Blu-ray releases.