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Discussion: Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 - Davis

Posts: 7

Post by hiredfox November 20, 2010 (1 of 7)
It's here at last. Thanks Chaz for delivering on that promise.

Post by Windsurfer November 20, 2010 (2 of 7)
It just went on my Wish List!

Post by hiredfox November 20, 2010 (3 of 7)
It is maybe not the time to ask Chaz for more but it is my understanding of previous comms that all the LSO Live recordings have been in native DSD, so technically it should be feasible for them to relaunch their whole back catalogue of RBCD only stuff from 2000 as SACD.
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The ones I want, I really, really want are 'Harold in Italy' [LSO 0040] & Symphonie Fantastique [LSO 0007]

Post by diw November 20, 2010 (4 of 7)
Are these both MC recordings?

And if so, I vote for Harold also...

Post by stvnharr November 20, 2010 (5 of 7)
hiredfox said:

It is maybe not the time to ask Chaz for more but it is my understanding of previous comms that all the LSO Live recordings have been in native DSD, so technically it should be feasible for them to relaunch their whole back catalogue of RBCD only stuff from 2000 as SACD.
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The ones I want, I really, really want are 'Harold in Italy' [LSO 0040] & Symphonie Fantastique [LSO 0007]

You might want to check some of the early rbcd issues, if you have them. I think the first dozen or so were not done in DSD. I got rid of my LSO LIVE rbcd's long ago as I thought they would all be reissued in sacd, which has happened in only a couple instances.
I don't know when they started recording in multichannel. I don't think they would want to do a stereo sacd, just my hunch.

Post by Windsurfer November 20, 2010 (6 of 7)
hiredfox said:

The ones I want, I really, really want are 'Harold in Italy' [LSO 0040] & Symphonie Fantastique [LSO 0007]

Sigh and sigh again. I suppose they would only be stereo. For those titles, those performances though, I would make an exception to my normal rule. Yes, they would surely be something I would immediately purchase, especially the "Harold". Should Harold ever become available on Boston Symphony Classics - there was dynamite performance last February, I would not be so enthusiastic about a stereo only Davis.

Post by hiredfox December 31, 2010 (7 of 7)
Here at last is the disc that will forever lay to rest the myth that SACD is only marginally better than RBCD so ergo 'not worth the candle' in the eyes of many critics of high res audio. This disc is a transformation and a revelation, if like me you enjoyed the RBCD version of this LSO Live recording from the early naughties.

Chaz and his colleagues may well have pulled out all the stops to ensure this re-mastering in DSD would be top notch, whatever they have succeeded in spades to give us a Sixth that will surely rank as not only it's best performance on record but by far the most satisfying recording of the symphony ever to be put on disc. The Fifth does not lag far behind either although I was always distracted by Sir Colin's mumbling along in a rather hesitant first movement.

This is a must buy for all Sibelians and a sheer delight and I thank Chaz and the whole team at LSO Live for delivering on their promise with an exemplary recording in time for Christmas.

I hope it sells well even as a re-release - of course, the subtleties will be lost on many and the disc may not even command a review on recording quality alone - because it will encourage LSO Live to do it again with the earlier LSO Lives that didn't make it to SACD.... such as the Berlioz symphonies...

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