I like those discs, too, especially the second one. If you're an Adams fan, you might also enjoy this Berlin Philharmonic set:
Thanks for those recommendations, humprof. I'm on a hiatus of acquiring new disks at the moment, but will add them to my 'records to order' bookmark file.I like those discs, too, especially the second one. If you're an Adams fan, you might also enjoy this Berlin Philharmonic set:
Simon Rattle, a friend and associate of John Adams of many years, is naturally included in the edition. He conducts the Passion oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary which, with multi-faceted, pulsating music, is devoted to the fascinawww.berliner-philharmoniker-recordings.com
The most discrete mix of an Adams piece I've heard, though, is on this OOP disc with Kristian Jarvi conducting:
John Adams / Lepo Sumera, Kristjan Järvi, Symphony Orchestra Of Norrlands Opera - Shifting LandscapesView credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2001 SACD release of Shifting Landscapes on Discogs.www.discogs.com
Agreed. Some of the pieces--maybe even the album's overall conceit--are a bit...recherché. But others are quietly moving. And the sound is just stellar, and utterly immersive.Moving through some of the recent new recordings I've gotten through various comments on this thread, here is a really interesting keeper. I don't know if has been discussed someplace (a quick search didn't bring up much of value).
H e (a) r by Nordic Affect. Sono Luminus. It is highly discrete. And truly (for me) surprising in what a string trio + harpsichord + voices can do when approached in a contemporary way.
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Artist: Nordic Affect Composers: María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Mirjam Tally, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir Format: 1 CD + 1 Pure Audio Blu-ray DSL-92224www.sonoluminus.com
Does anyone have impressions on it? I'd love to hear! (ok, that is a groaner of a pun, but I'm serious)
This Saturday, May 2nd, Cappella Romana are livestreaming one of their "Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia" concerts (recorded at Stanford last year, I think). Details here:I just ordered Lost Voices from Hagia Sophia from Capella Romana. It uses acoustic synthesis to produce a multichannel mix (including Atmos channels apparently) to recreate the acoustic of Hagia Sophia. We'll see how it works out. The release has a stereo CD and a Bluray with multichannel , etc. Musically, Capella Romana specializes in less well-known Eastern Christian chant and choral music.
Thank you for posting the link. I was planning to myself - glad you got it out there faster!This Saturday, May 2nd, Cappella Romana are livestreaming one of their "Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia" concerts (recorded at Stanford last year, I think). Details here:
I thought Traviata was stereo only?Apparently this came out in the fall and I just missed it. Anyone have thoughts on the mix? I'd note we also have Kleiber's recording of Traviata on MCH SACD:
I have it but this really isn't the time to play an opera loud all the way through given that my partner has been stuck with me for 2+ months at this point. It's not that expensive at least...I wonder if the difference between this and some of the other DG reissues is that this one may never have had a legitimate multichannel mix to begin with? The "surround" logo on the cover of the 2004 SACD looks suspiciously like Dolby Surround, so it's possible that DG just slapped together a processed 5.1 mix. Just speculating of course. I can't find anyone who comments in any detail on the surround mix.