Dutton Vocalion & Dutton Epoch Surround Sound SACDs (Gerhardt Soundtracks, A Little Night Music, Classical) (Sept 2018)

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Just popped up on Facebook - 5 new releases - 2 classical, 2 soundtrack, 1 musical.

https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLK4616
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLK4620
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLK4626
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7358 (Barenboim/Rubinstein Beethoven 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos - following the release of 3&4: https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7345, only 5 is left)
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7362 (Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra in the Alexander Nevsky Cantata, plus a new quad mix of the same forces performing the Lt. Kije Suite the following year)
 
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Just popped up on Facebook - 5 new releases - 2 classical, 2 soundtrack, 1 musical.

https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLK4616
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLK4620
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLK4626
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7358 (Barenboim/Rubinstein Beethoven 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos - following the release of 3&4: https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7345 - only 5 is left)
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7362 (Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra in the Alexander Nevsky Cantata, plus a new quad mix of the same forced performing the Lt. Kije Suite the following year)

Wow...thanks for posting. I'm going to order all of them.
 
The classical albums are an immediate order, and I'm probably going to get the Gerhardt soundtracks. Probably going to skip the Sondheim - really don't care for him.

I actually have both Gerhardt albums from HDTT [High Definition Tape Transfers] on BD~A 4.0 and they really do sound spectacular. I'm a Sondheim fanboy and it does contain the classic "Send In The Clowns." I did order ALL 5.

Really, ubertrout, thanks for posting.
 
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Classical/Soundtrack Clueless Luddite Alert!

I have no idea about any of these musically, so they're all potentially on the shopping list if the surround sounds good, so just one thing before I click "Buy It Now", how discrete is the surround on any of the titles in this latest batch? thanks in advance(s) ;)
 
Classical/Soundtrack Clueless Luddite Alert!

I have no idea about any of these musically, so they're all potentially on the shopping list if the surround sounds good, so just one thing before I click "Buy It Now", how discrete is the surround on any of the titles in this latest batch? thanks in advance(s) ;)

I only have the two Gerhardt discs and they are both fredblue DISCRETE. I'm sure A Little Night Music is likewise discrete and the two Classical discs are probably RCA CD~4 vintage so based on the previous ones, I'm sure they're discrete as well.

And if they're not to your satisfaction............send them back for a FULL refund [and be a bitch].
 
Intresting note:
"REMIXED IN QUADRAPHONIC SOUND from the original analogue multi-track tapes by Michael J. Dutton".

MJD is getting his feet wet into quad mixing? That's opening more than one Pandora's box...
 
Alexander Nevsky is a very early film soundtrack that Prokofiev converted into a cantata. It's very popular and you've probably heard it before ("The Battle on the Ice" is particularly well-known). It's a pretty similar story with Lt. Kije, although there it's more orchestral than a choral work (although this version does include sung words as part of it, which not every performance does).

Beethoven's 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos are...Beethoven. The 1st was actually written second and is a more interesting work IMO.
 
Intresting note:
"REMIXED IN QUADRAPHONIC SOUND from the original analogue multi-track tapes by Michael J. Dutton".

MJD is getting his feet wet into quad mixing? That's opening more than one Pandora's box...
He's been doing it for a while, and the fidelity is excellent, although the mixing choices are more conservative than classical quads of the era.
 
I only have the two Gerhardt discs and they are both fredblue DISCRETE. I'm sure A Little Night Music is likewise discrete and the two Classical discs are probably RCA CD~4 vintage so based on the previous ones, I'm sure they're discrete as well.

And if they're not to your satisfaction............send them back for a FULL refund [and be a bitch].
I'd expect the Prokofiev disc to have a more adventurous mix. The Beethoven disc is likely more normal classical mix.
 
Classical/Soundtrack Clueless Luddite Alert!

I have no idea about any of these musically, so they're all potentially on the shopping list if the surround sounds good, so just one thing before I click "Buy It Now", how discrete is the surround on any of the titles in this latest batch? thanks in advance(s) ;)
I'm in the same boat! I've only recently been delving into classical, and that is really due to this forum. I'm doing my part and ordering all 5 and am hoping to discover some great music in the process!
 
Alexander Nevsky is a very early film soundtrack that Prokofiev converted into a cantata. It's very popular and you've probably heard it before ("The Battle on the Ice" is particularly well-known). It's a pretty similar story with Lt. Kije, although there it's more orchestral than a choral work (although this version does include sung words as part of it, which not every performance does).

Beethoven's 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos are...Beethoven. The 1st was actually written second and is a more interesting work IMO.
I am really curious about the Nevsky. I will wait for your opinion on it before I order it.
 
Just popped up on Facebook - 5 new releases - 2 classical, 2 soundtrack, 1 musical.

https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLK4616
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLK4620
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLK4626
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7358 (Barenboim/Rubinstein Beethoven 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos - following the release of 3&4: https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7345 - only 5 is left)
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7362 (Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra in the Alexander Nevsky Cantata, plus a new quad mix of the same forced performing the Lt. Kije Suite the following year)

Thanks a lot for the information! The Gerhardt soundtrack suites are beautiful on standard CD already - ordered.
 
Really looking forward to hearing the Roob disc. :)

Thank you Mr. Dutton!

Seems we'll only be missing the Concerto No. 5 to have the full box set.

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No classic rock or easy listening this cycle. šŸ˜£

I wouldn't exactly classify the two Charles Gerhardt Film Series [Citizen Kane/Franz Waxman] titles as 'Easy Listening' but if you have the slightest interest in classic film scores, these two discrete beauties are worth checking out, IMO.
 
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