Britten's Orchestra HDCD
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SKU:
RR-120CD
UPC:
030911112028
Out of Print! Only 1 copy available!

TAS Audiophile Demo Disc!

2011 Grammy Award Winner for:
• 'Best Surround Sound Album'
• 'Producer Of The Year, Classical' (David Frost)


The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a symphonic tour-de-force and audio spectacular, featuring all sections of the symphony, separately and together. Based on a famous theme by Henry Purcell, Britten writes in essence his “Concerto for Orchestra,” taking the ensemble apart, then reassembling it in a grand and jubilant finale. Dynamic range is extreme.

Britten was a dedicated pacifist, and the Sinfonia da requiem from 1940 is his musical plea for peace. It begins with stark and dramatic drumbeats that will be a test for even the finest sound systems, and builds to tremendous climaxes. This early work is regarded by many as the finest of all his orchestral scores.

Peter Grimes, Britten’s most popular opera, is heard most often in the orchestral Sea Interludes and Passacaglia, some of his most haunting and atmospheric orchestral music. “Prof.” Johnson’s transparent sonics allow one to “hear into” all these scores as never before.

Perhaps the most striking aspect of this new recording is the performance by Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony. Ears will perk and eyebrows will be raised when critics hear what’s happening in Kansas City. Its Symphony plays these challenging scores at a level the “Big Five” will envy. RR has made many fine orchestral recordings, and they feel that this is their very best.

This release was produced by four-time Grammy Award winner David Frost. He and Michael Stern have been friends since childhood, so this Britten project is very much a family affair. David Frost says he is "honored" to work with engineer Keith Johnson for the first time, and is full of enthusiasm for the sound quality of the masters.

Musicians:
Kansas City Symphony
Michael Stern, conductor

Selections:
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
1. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
2-4. Sinfonia da Requiem

2. Lacrymosa
3. Dies irae
4. Requiem aeternam
5-9 Peter Grimes:. Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia
5. Dawn
6. Sunday Morning
7. Moonlight
8. Passacaglia
9. Storm
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Out of Print! Only 1 copy available!

TAS Audiophile Demo Disc!

2011 Grammy Award Winner for:
• 'Best Surround Sound Album'
• 'Producer Of The Year, Classical' (David Frost)


The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a symphonic tour-de-force and audio spectacular, featuring all sections of the symphony, separately and together. Based on a famous theme by Henry Purcell, Britten writes in essence his “Concerto for Orchestra,” taking the ensemble apart, then reassembling it in a grand and jubilant finale. Dynamic range is extreme.

Britten was a dedicated pacifist, and the Sinfonia da requiem from 1940 is his musical plea for peace. It begins with stark and dramatic drumbeats that will be a test for even the finest sound systems, and builds to tremendous climaxes. This early work is regarded by many as the finest of all his orchestral scores.

Peter Grimes, Britten’s most popular opera, is heard most often in the orchestral Sea Interludes and Passacaglia, some of his most haunting and atmospheric orchestral music. “Prof.” Johnson’s transparent sonics allow one to “hear into” all these scores as never before.

Perhaps the most striking aspect of this new recording is the performance by Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony. Ears will perk and eyebrows will be raised when critics hear what’s happening in Kansas City. Its Symphony plays these challenging scores at a level the “Big Five” will envy. RR has made many fine orchestral recordings, and they feel that this is their very best.

This release was produced by four-time Grammy Award winner David Frost. He and Michael Stern have been friends since childhood, so this Britten project is very much a family affair. David Frost says he is "honored" to work with engineer Keith Johnson for the first time, and is full of enthusiasm for the sound quality of the masters.

Musicians:
Kansas City Symphony
Michael Stern, conductor

Selections:
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
1. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
2-4. Sinfonia da Requiem

2. Lacrymosa
3. Dies irae
4. Requiem aeternam
5-9 Peter Grimes:. Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia
5. Dawn
6. Sunday Morning
7. Moonlight
8. Passacaglia
9. Storm
ISBN
ASSOC
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Genre
Classical
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Britten's Orchestra
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Additional Artists
Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony
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Multi Channel
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Colored
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1
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Direct to disc
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CD
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