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RCA Living Stereo - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!
One of the most sought-after Living Stereos and deservedly so, especially for the "Song of the Nightingale" which is one of Mohr and Layton's finest efforts. The sound is truly wonderful on the Stravinsky too. The original 3-track session tapes were used in mastering for LPs and SACDs.
The JVC XRCD version gets most of it right except the sonic spectrum is so dramatically skewed to the high frequencies that the loud brass instruments sometime sound too penetrating. Prokofiev's transparent orchestration does emphasize the highs, but on this Analogue Productions SACD it all sounds subtly more recessed and perfectly natural because of the increased open airiness.
- Super Audio CD
- SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
- SACD Stereo SACD Layer
- This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
- 3-Channel Stereo 3-Track Mix Included
- Remastered from the Original 3-Track Session Tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
|Chicago Symphony Orchestra|
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Lieutenant Kije - Op.60
- The Birth of Kije
- The Wedding of Kije
- The Burial of Kije