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Dutton Epoch Announces 6 Surround Sound SACD Classical Music Releases (October 19, 2019)

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Linn Records actually released another Copland & Chávez program just a few months ago: Pan-American Reflections, pairing Copland’s 3d Symphony with Chávez’s 2d (“Sinfonía India”). Unfortunately it’s only an RBCD. Although Linn used to release multi-channel SACDs (hall-ambient only, but still), they stopped a while ago. They do sell this one as a 24/192 “Studio Master” FLAC download, though--at a steep price--if you gotta have the super-hirez.
That's certainly his most popular piece - we have the Bernstein recording as well as his own on Everest and a few recent ones. I don't actually know the piece but this could be a good impetus to listen.
 

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That's certainly his most popular piece - we have the Bernstein recording as well as his own on Everest and a few recent ones. I don't actually know the piece but this could be a good impetus to listen.
Listened to the Sinfonia India today at the office. It's...fine? Not objectionable but not terribly interesting either from my perspective - more notable for its inclusion of indigenous instruments when that was uncommon than for melodic invention. I can imagine his works being a good fit for surround though.
 

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Poll created, but I still get totally confused with what to call these things.

Carlos Chávez/Aaron Copland - THE FOUR SUNS/APPALACHIAN SPRING [SACD] makes sense to me, because it's artist/title

CHAVEZ: FOUR SUNS/SELECTIONS FROM PIRAMIDE & COPLAND: APPALACHIAN SPRING [SACD] is fine, but it's got two complete artist/title listing, which is going to totally screw up the poll software.

Then again, half the time I can't tell who the artist/conductor is vs the composer, and then the title.

My aging brain can deal with 'THE BEATLES - Abbey Road'. Neat and clean, artist, title.

These classical things wipe me out. The official title from the DV website is

"Chávez: Pirámide & The Four Suns/Copland: Appalachian Spring (complete ballet)/Copland Rehearses Appalachian Spring" o_Oo_Oo_O
 

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Listened to the Sinfonia India today at the office. It's...fine? Not objectionable but not terribly interesting either from my perspective - more notable for its inclusion of indigenous instruments when that was uncommon than for melodic invention. I can imagine his works being a good fit for surround though.
Came across an interesting piece on Chávez from the Times in 2015, when the Bard Music Festival devoted two weekends of programming to him. Sounds like the Sinfonía India was sort of made-to-order to please his patrons....
 
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Slowly making my way through this batch. Yesterday & today it's the E. Power Biggs Bach sinfonias + Music for Organ, Brass and Percussion. Wow! I'm not a huge organ-music fan--I mainly got this one out of loyalty to Dutton (and in memory of my mom, who was a church organist herself and who made a point of catching Pipedreams on the local NPR station every week). But this is a quad demo disc, for sure.
 

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I finally opened my E Power Biggs six organ concertos Dutton sacd.
Enjoying it so far.

I do have a question there is a bonus track listed Sonata to Cantata 31 Easter Cantata that's is only on the SACD layers.
Where did it come from? Mr Dutton doesn't say......
 

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I finally opened my E Power Biggs six organ concertos Dutton sacd.
Enjoying it so far.

I do have a question there is a bonus track listed Sonata to Cantata 31 Easter Cantata that's is only on the SACD layers.
Where did it come from? Mr Dutton doesn't say......
its an Easter Cantata Easter Egg from Santa Dutton masquerading as the Easter Bunny!! hoppity hoppity hop!! 🐣 🥰

(tbh i skipped Argent for tonight, i wasn't in the mood to hear it again so soon.. and am playing this E. Power disc now instead, only part way through the first Organ, Brass, Percussion album but blow me down its just... astounding in surround!!!! demo material indeed 🤩
 

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I have to look for my vinyl copy of the Bach disc to check. But if the Easter Cantata is included why is Michael listing it as a bonus track not included on the cd layer.......unless not enuf time on the Cd layer?
 

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Copland Conducts Copland Appalachian Spring is a fave of mine. I first got it on a 2ch LP w/bonus 7" rehearsal disc. I bought a used SQ a few years back.

My SACD is en route from Dutton. I have another order with these new releases behind it.

The definitive performance. You NEED it!!
I'll be sure to put that one in my next order; along with some traveling mates 😋
 

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Intrigued by the attempt to synch up George Gershwin's piano roll of Rhapsody in Blue to a newly recorded orchestration helmed by Michael Tilson Thomas, I bought this album on SQ. Unfortunately, the pianolist set the tempo much faster than Gershwin ever intended. The resulting performance was so discomforting that I got rid of the album shortly afterwards.
 
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