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NOW available from DGG: 3 RBCDs, A PURE AUDIO BD~A in Dolby ATMOS and a Performance of the concertos with Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO on a separate BD~V. Also includes a Hardcover book!


In 1989, Krystian Zimerman and Leonard Bernstein recorded Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 5. 30 years later, Zimerman returns to these Piano Concertos. He offers an exceptional new interpretation recorded with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra. This limited deluxe 3 CD & 2 Blu-ray includes videos of all 5 concertos, breathtaking Dolby Atmos surround sound, and bonus interviews by Sir Simon Rattle. Hardcover Book (DVD size).

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Good price. Target price-matched Amazon and I got an additional 5% off with RedCard, so I ordered from them.
 

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Good price. Target price-matched Amazon and I got an additional 5% off with RedCard, so I ordered from them.
An even better deal, ubertrout. I consider all of these DGG box sets with Pure BD~A discs containing hours of content and some in ATMOS indispensable. Of course, the inclusion of RBCDs is redundant but I suppose backward compatible for those who don't have BD~A capability [and you'd be surprised at how many do NOT].
 
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Yep. And although the Atmos mix is of necessity "derived" from stereo, Siney did not use "programs. . .where you can upsample a stereo mix into Atmos and it pulls the sound apart" (I wish I knew more precisely what he was referring to there). Instead, it sounds like he used reverb plug-ins in order to recreate the room and convey a sense of being "in the best seat in the hall." Somewhat similar to the approach Steve Genewick has taken with Kind of Blue, the classic Blue Notes, etc. Not my favorite approach--especially when it comes to off-stage sounds, which Siney has not attempted to pull out of the stereo field, even though he concedes that Culshaw would certainly have been all over that if the technology had been available to him.
Well, here's our first taste:
 

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NOW available from DGG: 3 RBCDs, A PURE AUDIO BD~A in Dolby ATMOS and a Performance of the concertos with Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO on a separate BD~V. Also includes a Hardcover book!


In 1989, Krystian Zimerman and Leonard Bernstein recorded Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 5. 30 years later, Zimerman returns to these Piano Concertos. He offers an exceptional new interpretation recorded with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra. This limited deluxe 3 CD & 2 Blu-ray includes videos of all 5 concertos, breathtaking Dolby Atmos surround sound, and bonus interviews by Sir Simon Rattle. Hardcover Book (DVD size).

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Who knew Michael McDonald was moonlighting as a classical pianist?
 

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NOW available from DGG: 3 RBCDs, A PURE AUDIO BD~A in Dolby ATMOS and a Performance of the concertos with Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO on a separate BD~V. Also includes a Hardcover book!


In 1989, Krystian Zimerman and Leonard Bernstein recorded Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 5. 30 years later, Zimerman returns to these Piano Concertos. He offers an exceptional new interpretation recorded with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra. This limited deluxe 3 CD & 2 Blu-ray includes videos of all 5 concertos, breathtaking Dolby Atmos surround sound, and bonus interviews by Sir Simon Rattle. Hardcover Book (DVD size).

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Bissie is keeping up with the D-Gs. Here's this week's special (the equivalent of 3 discs' worth of FLACs for USD 17.55):
I'm not actually a big fan of the piano concertos, but both of these deals are tempting, each in their own way.
 

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Bissie is keeping up with the D-Gs. Here's this week's special (the equivalent of 3 discs' worth of FLACs for USD 17.55):
I'm not actually a big fan of the piano concertos, but both of these deals are tempting, each in their own way.
Big fan of the piano concertos, and this is a major release - and great to see BIS recording the Fabulous Philadelphians. Grabbed it.
 

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A series of articles in today's Times about the re-opening of David Geffen Hall, formerly Avery Fisher Hall--including one about Trinidadian jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles and the piece he's written for the premiere that pays homage to the neighborhood's Afro-Caribbean history. These two offer potted histories of Lincoln Center and the big hall's lifelong acoustical troubles has lots of good photos:
(I know...subscribers only, unless you haven't yet used up your monthly allotment of free articles.)
 

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A series of articles in today's Times about the re-opening of David Geffen Hall, formerly Avery Fisher Hall--including one about Trinidadian jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles and the piece he's written for the premiere that pays homage to the neighborhood's Afro-Caribbean history. These two offer potted histories of Lincoln Center and the big hall's lifelong acoustical troubles has lots of good photos:
(I know...subscribers only, unless you haven't yet used up your monthly allotment of free articles.)
This is probably a dark confession for someone who hangs around in audio forums, but I always liked Avery Fisher, and have tons of great concert memories there. I'm sure the acoustics could be improved, but it never bothered me too much.
 

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This is probably a dark confession for someone who hangs around in audio forums, but I always liked Avery Fisher, and have tons of great concert memories there. I'm sure the acoustics could be improved, but it never bothered me too much.
I only managed to hear one full-blown concert there, and several Thursday dress rehearsals (which were open to the public at bargain-basement prices). I thought its final incarnation sounded pretty good, too. Never experienced any of its earlier versions, though. Meanwhile, the roughly concurrent "renovations" of Yankee Stadium just got worse and worse. . . .
 

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Speaking of acoustics, I saw this last night. My first time at the Park Ave Amory, and I didn't know what to expect acoustics-wise.
Very natural sounding and no complaints from me.
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Speaking of acoustics, I saw this last night. My first time at the Park Ave Amory, and I didn't know what to expect acoustics-wise.
Very natural sounding and no complaints from me.
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Those NYC armories are great. A bit resonant as I recall, but those panels probably help a lot.
 

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Speaking of acoustics, I saw this last night. My first time at the Park Ave Amory, and I didn't know what to expect acoustics-wise.
Very natural sounding and no complaints from me.
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OMG--I'm so jealous! Tyshawn Sorey is one of my favorite living composers, and I've been following the evolution of this piece since its inception. Hoping it gets a good recording.
 

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An interview with Gil Rose of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, whose BMOP/sound label has a fairly extensive catalog of (largely unadventurous) surround mixes of works by modern composers:

And an interview/curated list of listening recommendations with one of those composers, David Sanford, some of whose works have gotten surround mixes on BMOP/sound and Pentatone/Oxingale:
 
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A few new releases: the BMOP/sound label manager confirmed to me that the new recording of Anthony Davis's X: The Life of Times of Malcolm X, will indeed be released on hybrid multi-channel SACD:

(I believe this Friday is a "Bandcamp Friday"!)

He also alerted me that another of the label's contemporary opera titles is streaming in Atmos on Apple Music:

Finally: a new 2L release later this month. Music of Lasse Thoresen, played by Norway's Arctic Symphony:
 

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The SACD version of the Ravel (5.0 only, obviously) is on sale for $11.50 from Presto or £8.63 from Chandos itself:

Here it is in Atmos on Apple Music:
 
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