Bartoks Concerto for Orchestra derives its name from the approach taken in treating instrument groups within the orchestra in a concertante or soloist manner throughout the piece. This virtuoso treatment, for example, is notable in the fugato section of the first movement where the brass are highlighted as well as in the second movement where pairs of instruments appear consecutively creating a brilliant passage. Stokowskis interpretation of this popular Bartok composition was recorded at the Houston Civic Center by Bert Whyte and team and originally released in March of 1961.
The HDAD PLUS which is a TWO disc set consisting of a two sided DVD-10 disc containing DVD Audio and DVD Video formats PLUS a bonus CD from a separate 16 bit / 44.1 kHz two channel capture done simultaneously for the CD format to avoid non-integer down sampling and hence provide for maximum quality for the CD all transferred DIRECTLY FROM THE 35mm MAGNETIC FILM using a vintage Westrex 1551 tape machine, with specially built playback electronics that are vastly superior to any others used on these machines to playback the original 35mm tapes. The Len Horowitz / History of Recorded Sound specially modified 1551, fitted with brand new playback heads matched to the revolutionary playback electronics was stationed at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. With Len Horowitz running the playback machine and Bernie Grundman mastering from the three track 35mm tapes, Classic Records has been able to capture the legendary sound and performances DIRECTLY FROM THE 35mm MAGNETIC FILM through an "ALL TUBE" tape playback system and at 24 bit resolution and 192 kHz sampling rate for use in both the two and three channel presentations included on both the DVD Audio and DVD Video sides of the two sided DVD-10. The level of detail and dynamics on these discs are outstanding and offer a new level of reality in the home environment!
What is a 24/96 DVD & 24/192 DVD-A? It is a High Quality 24/96 DVD & 24/192 DVD-A Hybrid Digital Audio Disc (HDAD) (Audio-ONLY DVD!) which features both 24-bit/96kHz and 24-bit/192kHz digital sampling rates. This disc is a two sided DVD based disc. One side of the disc is DVD video formatted and contains 24/96 PCM data playable on all DVD video players. The other side contains 24/192 PCM data and is playable on DVD audio players.
Houston Symphony Orchestra
Leopold Stokowski, conductor
Concerto for Orchestra