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Leonard Slatkin conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for this recording of Bizet's Carmen Suites Nos. 1 & 2 alongside a Suite from Grieg's Peer Gynt.
Ultra High Definition 32-Bit Mastering!
Ultra High Definition 32-Bit Mastering is a proprietary ultra-high-quality mastering system. This leading-edge system has achieved unprecedented sonority and musicality, reproducing as closely as possible the sound of the original master tape! This format employs what is currently the highest attainable resolution bit depth (word length) in the professional audio field, i.e. 32-bit. 32-bit resolution makes possible maximized, undistorted dynamics, and the lowest noise floor, allowing even the quietest musical information to be heard more clearly. This breakthrough results from the development, through years of experience and application of advanced digital technology, of a sophisticated A/D and D/A processing system.
Ultra HD 32-Bit Mastering does not specify a sampling rate; this allows flexibility in meticulously choosing the appropriate bandwidth for a particular recording. The higher the sampling rate -- for example, 192 kHz -- the greater the bandwidth. However, merely employing the greatest bandwidth may not guarantee the ultimate sound. With some recordings, a lower sampling rate -- 96 or 176 kHz -- may offer better musicality and more homogeneous harmonics. This determination requires careful and discerning auditioning and professional judgment. In the end, the human beings hearing and emotions should be the final arbiter, rather than the print-out of testing equipment or technical measurements.
Recognizing these variables, FIM nevertheless tries to use 32-bit depth and 192 kHz bandwidth whenever the original analog master is at hand. Alternatively, if the original recording is on 24/96, the 32/96 may eventually be used to maintain the integrity of the sonority particular to that recording. With this flexibility, First Impression Music believes that preeminent sound is only achievable when the chemistry of the recording, mastering, glass-stamper making, replication, and quality control is right. As always, listening is believing.
This recording has been mastered by the new Ultra High Definition 32-Bit Mastering process, which creates an unbelievable sound surpassing other formats!
The benefits of Ultra HD 32-Bit Mastering:
Ambience of Analogue Sound
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Delivers what musicians originally intended!
Ultra HD Mastering
Original Audiophile Label, Telarc Release!
Playable on ALL CD Players!
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Carmen Suite, No. 1
1. Prelude to Act I
2. Aragonaise (Prelude to Act IV)
3. Intermezzo (Prelude to Act III)
5. Les Dragons d'Alcala
6. Les Toreadors (Introduction to Act I)
Carmen Suite, No. 2
7. La Garde Montante
8. Danse Boheme
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Suite from Peer Gynt, Op. 55, 46
9. Ingrid's Lament
10. Arabian Dance
11. Morning Mood
12. Ase's Death
13. Anitra's Dance
14. In the Hall of the Mountain King
Total Time: 43:47