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  Exton -
  Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites, Bizet: Carmen Suite - Albrecht
  Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2, Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1

Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
Gerd Albrecht (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by DSD September 24, 2009 (6 of 10 found this review helpful)
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Oh my, this is a great SACD for both performances and sound. My two previous Peer Gynt Suites on SACD were the 50kHz Telarc Bizet: Carmen, Grieg: Peer Gynt - Slatkin and the 44.1kHz BIS Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites - Ruud. This is my first DSD recorded Peer Gynt. Like the BIS and unlike the Telarc this one does have all eight movements. The Telarc is missing Peer Gynt's Return and Solveig's Song.

This wonderful DSD recorded Exton SACD auditioned in high resolution 2 channel stereo has deep bass, the midrange especially the string tone is simply gorgeous, the highs are ultra extended and have that delicate sheen like they do live in concert. Indeed this SACD makes me feel like I am there.

Beautiful, exciting and powerful! Listening is a total joy! For me the test of any Peer Gynt is the mighty "In The Hall of the Mountain King" and this SACD nails it, the climatic dynamic contrasts are the best I've heard and the resulting goosebumps on my flesh amazing! This is where the Ruud on BIS runs out of steam and Albrecht even beats the mighty Slatkin on Telarc. I am hoping Exton gets wider distribution as I want many more like this one.

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Works: 3  

Georges Bizet - Carmen Suite No. 1
Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55