I saw this on Elusivedisc...curious how it will sound. I guess the main competitor is Reiner. We still don't have a world-class Scheherazade in surround, although there have been a few attempts.And LOOK what just came out of left field: Leopold Stokowski's very first London Phase 4 Recording of Rimsky~Korsakov's SCHEHERAZADE coupled with Marche Slave newly remastered  in stunning 96/24 sonics on Stereo SACD
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I saw this on Elusivedisc...curious how it will sound. I guess the main competitor is Reiner. We still don't have a world-class Scheherazade in surround, although there have been a few attempts.
I've heard it, I believe on CD. It's a sonic knockout, with that somewhat artificial spotlighting that works for a showpiece like this. And Stokowski has the feel - I don't think he ever met Rimsky but he was already 18 and a conservatory student when Rimsky died, and there's a certain understanding of the idiom.I recall listening to this on 7 1/2 ips Open Reel years ago, ubertrout and this remaster is an aural masterpiece. Exquisite performance and remastering!
Scheherazade was recorded in 1964 at Kingsway Hall in London and Marche Slave in 1972 LIVE at Royal Albert Hall. Arthur Lilley was recording engineer for both!
I've heard it, I believe on CD. It's a sonic knockout, with that somewhat artificial spotlighting that works for a showpiece like this. And Stokowski has the feel - I don't think he ever met Rimsky but he was already 18 and a conservatory student when Rimsky died, and there's a certain understanding of the idiom.
My only question is diminishing returns, especially on those without a super high-quality stereo system.
One of the most prolific conductors recording in surround, from the quad days to today. His Mahler cycle is still underrated I think.MTT back on the podium (after brain surgery):
One of the most prolific conductors recording in surround, from the quad days to today. His Mahler cycle is still underrated I think.
Now in the November Gramophone Editor's choice.New in surround, Beethoven, Berg & Bartok Violin Concertos from Frank Peter Zimmermann and the Berliner Philharmoniker. Blu-ray and download.
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EDIT: I am seeing (in audacity) and hearing (in Roon) some clicks at the end of some of the surround files (flac and wav)
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I can speak for the new Penderecki album by the Tippett Quartet. Upmixes nicely with Dolby Surround Upmixer:
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Yes: Fischer is my go-to for the 3d, and while Bernstein was my first experience with Mahler (and consequently my point of reference in many ways), the artificial reverb that Sony Japan added to those 3-channel stereo recordings doesn't do much for me, surround-wise.
But I'm always learning something new here: I had no idea of those Chailly and Boulez recordings in surround. Now I want to hear them all! (Including the Horenstein.)
Any thoughts on the Nott/Bamberg recordings?Wow--recently laid my hands on both the Chailly and the Boulez (which as I mentioned also got an Atmos upgrade for the streaming services), and they're both fantastic. Hard to decide among these two and Fischer. All have great sonics and "big-ambient" surround. The Chailly has the most thunderous bass, perhaps...
So, same. But...I enjoyed them but I don't find them competitive with those mentioned and others.
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