Thread: Minnesota Sibelius BIS sessions begin

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Post by Naun June 22, 2011 (1 of 27)

Post by nydo June 22, 2011 (2 of 27)
I really look forward to these sacd's, as the Sibelius performances on tour to Carnegie over the last five years or so have been amazing, including the 5th symphony a few years ago.

Post by Ernani71 June 22, 2011 (3 of 27)
Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 are perhaps my favorite pieces ever. I'm a little concerned about Vanska, though. His Bruckner 3 on BIS is a favorite recording here on sa-cd.net, but I'm not that thrilled by it. The Minnesota Orchestra will be in Miami in March, so I'll have a chance to hear Vanska conducting Sibelius and Beethoven live.

Post by bissie June 23, 2011 (4 of 27)
Ernani71 said:

Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 are perhaps my favorite pieces ever. I'm a little concerned about Vanska, though. His Bruckner 3 on BIS is a favorite recording here on sa-cd.net, but I'm not that thrilled by it. The Minnesota Orchestra will be in Miami in March, so I'll have a chance to hear Vanska conducting Sibelius and Beethoven live.

Don't be. My chief producer came back and was literally g-l-o-w-i-n-g with the results. He used words like sensational - and he never, but never says that, typical British stiff upper lip that he has. So I am expecting precisely that.

Robert

PS..Bruckner 4th...

Post by AmonRa June 23, 2011 (5 of 27)
I have known Osmo Vänskä since before the SIbelius Hall was built in Lahti. Besides being a nice person he is the master of quiet detail, which means he deserves the best possible recording technology and best/quiet halls to make the intricate delicious textures and details audible. It starts to look like I have to replace my Paavo Berglund (a more complex individual for sure...) set done with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Vänskä's new recordings. I hope for a discounted box set in not too distant future...

Post by Chris June 23, 2011 (6 of 27)
AmonRa said:

I have known Osmo Vänskä since before the SIbelius Hall was built in Lahti. Besides being a nice person he is the master of quiet detail, which means he deserves the best possible recording technology and best/quiet halls to make the intricate delicious textures and details audible. It starts to look like I have to replace my Paavo Berglund (a more complex individual for sure...) set done with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Vänskä's new recordings. I hope for a discounted box set in not too distant future...

While also hoping that the BIS team have by now really mastered the "difficult"??
Minnesota Hall,and orchestra which has IMHO been clearly more realistically recorded by "Reference Recordings", using 24/176.4 than by BIS so far using 24/44.1,judging from the only BIS recordings I have heard from there,the justly famous Beethoven set.
But I can not and will not wait for a discounted box set, I will rather eagerly expect the first release asap!
This year I hope?

Regarding Berglund I don´t know anything about his personality more than his charming looks,not unlike Sibelius himself in older days,and the fact that he is/was? one of very few left handed conductors.
His Kullervo and Schostakovich symphonies for EMI are still great on LP though.

Post by nucaleena June 23, 2011 (7 of 27)
Robert, how will you be recording this, - at what resolution? Please dont say 24/44.1 as this would be a real lost opp for a composer who demands the freedom from walls and barriers of DSD (or DXD).

Post by bissie June 23, 2011 (8 of 27)
nucaleena said:

Robert, how will you be recording this, - at what resolution? Please dont say 24/44.1 as this would be a real lost opp for a composer who demands the freedom from walls and barriers of DSD (or DXD).

OK, I won't say it.

Robert

Post by bissie June 23, 2011 (9 of 27)
Arnaldo said:

You've said it already, as per below:

/showthread/71020/71083/y#71083
Post by bissie May 11, 2011 (22 of 81)
"... BTW we now seem, after some investments and soul-searching, to be in the position to record everything - except PERHAPS the very largest recordings - in true hi-res. Possibly this theme can be laid at rest now for good."

You misunderstood my attempt of humour: My short answer was to the sentence "Please dont say 24/44.1....". And, since it isn't, I won't say it.

Robert

Post by Ubertrout June 23, 2011 (10 of 27)
bissie said:

You misunderstood my attempt of humour: My short answer was to the sentence "Please dont say 24/44.1....". And, since it isn't, I won't say it.

While I've thought many BIS 24/44.1 discs sounded very good on SACD, and didn't hold back from purchasing before, I'm happy to hear this.

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