Review by DSD August 12, 2005 (6 of 8 found this review helpful)
|If you love DVORÁK this is a must have SACD as it includes superb performances of DVORÁK's In Natures Realm, Carnival Overture and Othello: Overture by Sawalllisch conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Plus a very good performance of Liszt's Les Préludes.
The sound is extremely realistic with lots of ambiance, deep bass and a nice delicacy in the high frequencies. The soundstage is solid with excellent imaging. The only fault is the slight dryness of the Academy of Music in Philadelphia where this was recorded, and I know several people who have attended concerts in this hall and it is exactly what it sounds like live.
This is an analog recording made with custom-built triode tube electronics. The microphones were arranged in the classic MS configuration. No noise reduction, equalization, compression, or limiting of any sort was used in the making of this recording.
Congratulations to producers Simon Woods and Kavi Alexander and Associate Producer Robert E. Green.
I would love to have more recordings made this simply and with this amount of TLC in truly great concert halls.
I highly recommend this SACD!
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