From combined musical and audiophile criteria 2L has compiled the most excellent recordings they have to offer. Two of the albums presented in this collection was nominated for the American GRAMMY Awards "Best Surround Sound Album" and "Best Performance". Discover what the unique Nordic Sound is all about!
Blu-ray is the first domestic format in history that unites theatre movies and music sound in equally high quality. The musical advantage of Blu-ray is the high resolution for audio, and the convenience for the audience as one single player will handle music, films, the DVD-collection and your old library of traditional CD. What is being seen is a completely new conception of the musical experience. Recorded music is no longer a matter of a fixed two-dimensional setting, but rather a three-dimensional enveloping situation. Stereo can be described as a flat canvas, while surround sound is a sculpture that you can literally move around and relate to spatially; with surround you can move about in the aural space and choose angles, vantage points and positions.
2L prefers to record in spacious acoustic venues; large concert halls, churches and cathedrals. This is actually where the most intimate recordings can be made. The qualities 2L seeks in large rooms are not necessarily a big reverb, but openness due to the absence of close reflecting walls. Making an ambient and beautiful recording is the way of least resistance. Searching the fine edge between direct contact and openness; that's the real challenge. A really good recording should be able to bodily move the listener.
This core quality of audio production is made by choosing the right venue for the repertoire, and balancing the image in the placement of microphones and musicians relative to each other in that venue. Planning and discussions with the musicians create trust and a sense of occasion and excitement that translates onto the recordings. What 2L insists upon in the recording phase is time. They usually spend from four to six days of recording on a 60-minutes repertoire. At most projects the entire first day is spent bringing the dimensions down from a 1500-people hall to the proximity encountered on a home-visit to your living room. The challenge of this process is to get the volume down, keeping the intensity and energy up, without being intrusive.
There is no method available today to reproduce the exact perception of attending a live performance. That leaves us with the art of illusion when it comes to recording music. Recording engineers and producers need to do exactly the same as any good musician; interpret the music and the composer's intentions and adapt to the media where performing.
This Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc has been designed to offer two ways of operation, either with or without a TV screen: you can either navigate the on-screen POP-UP MENU or simply use the dedicated buttons of your remote control. The NUMERIC keys directly access the corresponding track number and the desired audio stream can be selected by the colored keys on your remote. 5.0 DT S HD Master Audio is preselected. These functions are developed by msm-studios and Lindberg Lyd and anticipate what 2L expects to find in the future profile 3 for Blu-ray players.
Blu-Ray: The HD images on the Blu-ray relates neither to NTSC nor PAL; all HD-ready or Full-HD TV-screens will by HDMI accept the on-screen menu. There are no regional restrictions on this Blu-ray disc.
Hybrid Super Audio-CD 5.1 Surround + Stereo
Super Audio CD
Ordinary CD Layer (16 BIT / 44.1 kHz)
2.0 DSD SACD Layer (2.8224Mbit/s per kanal)
5.1 DSD SACD Layer (2.8224Mbit/s per kanal)
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition - 24BIT/352.8kHz) by Lindberg Lyd, Oslo.
Blu-ray 5.1 Surround + Stereo
All Regions: Region A, B & C
2.0 LPCM 24BIT/192 kHz
5.1 LPCM 24BIT/192 kHz
5.1 DTS HD Master Audio 24BIT/192 kHz
Sony's PlayStation3 is fully compatible with this disc. Exclusive High Definition Music - video only for menu guide.
Marianne Thorsen / TrondheimSolistene
Violin Concerto no. 4 in D Major
Dena Piano Duo
Sonate in D-Dur für zwei Klaviere
3. Colorazione (excerpt)
Ellen Sejersted Bodtker
4. Vere Meininga (excerpt)
5. Crux Fidelis
Kristiansand Symfoniorkester / Solistkoret
Ola Gjeilo / T. Barber / J. Martens
8. North Country II
Stig Nilso / Anders Kjellberg Nilsson
9. Duels for 2 violins - Vivo
Berit Opheim Versto
10. Springar etter Gudmund Eide
Johannes Martens Ensemble
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
Sonata for solo violin
Tone Wik / Barokkanerne
Recitative and Aria from Cantata RV 679
13. Che giova il sospirar & Povero core
Tor Espen Aspaas
Sechs kleine klavierstücke op. 19 (1 and 2 excerpt)
14. Finale / Presto
String Quartet In D, Op. 76, No. 5
15. Finale / Presto
Kristiansand Blaseensemble / B. Sagstad
16. Overture & March 1776
Simple Symphony, op 4
17. Boisterous Bourree
18. Orgelimprovisata over DEILIG ER JORDEN
Ensemble 96 / O. Fevang
19. Immortal BACH
Made in Norway