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Label:
  Telarc - http://www.telarc.com/
Serial:
  SACD-60641
Title:
  Barber: Adagio, Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, etc. - Slatkin
Description:
  Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings, Gabriel Faure: Pavane Op. 50, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Johann Pachelbel: Kanon, Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings Op. 48, Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from Country Derry (Danny Boy)

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical - Orchestral
Content:
  Stereo
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  PCM
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Reviews: 1

Review by thepilot December 25, 2004 (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This has always been a splendid collection of memorable masterpieces and especially the celebrated Barber Adagio comes of splendidly with strings that soar above the stave. The recording was very good indeed despite the fact that it was an early 16bit/50kHz soundstream recording. The DSD remastering has brought even higher definition, bloom and wide dynamic range. The orchestra play like angels for maestro Slatkin and the Adagio and Pachelbel's Kanon are the highpoints of this wonderful collection. Pity it is not multichannel and not original DSD because the performances are really perfect. The sound quality could have been a little bit more transparent, but the air and bloom around the string sections and the velvety quality of the strings really ravish the ear.

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Works: 7  

Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
Gabriel Fauré - Pavane in F sharp minor, Op. 50
Percy Grainger - Irish Tune from Country Derry (Danny Boy)
Johann Pachelbel - Kanon
Peter Tchaikovsky - Serenade for String Orchestra in C major, TH 48 Op. 48
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis (1910, rev. 1913/19)
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves (1934)