User Details - willemvoorneveld


  Willem Voorneveld
  Music preference: Classical music from after Mozart till and including contemporary composers. Current project: (2012) Alfred Schnittke's Faust Cantate and Requiem.
  Netherlands. Former residencies: California (Los Altos near San Francisco), Munchen (Germany) Geneva (Switserland)
  Room 1: Marantz SR-12S1 7.1 receiver with UD 7006 for SACD and BR Audio playback. Elipson 1303 Jubilee (5x)and Elipson Sub
Room 2: Onkyo TX-SR875 7.1 receiver and Marantz UD8004 (For SACD & BR), Philips (upgraded) 825 speakers (5x) B&W ASW10C sub.
Room 3: Philips MCD909/12 and Philips SA963 (medevoort upgrade) for SACD and Philips DVP9000S for DSD upsampling of RB-CD playing over Elipson Futura ,Wooden Audio Technica ATH-W5000 headphones.

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 - Haitink        (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  August 1, 2012

Haitink takes the cow by the horns from the very start of the opening Allegro. He reads more detail from the score than my preferred comparison readings of this symphony; Eugen Jochum (1978) with Dresden and Giulini with VPO (1987), both on RBCD. It also seems that for Haitink this opening movement ... more
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 - Haitink        (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  July 25, 2012

Among the 10 Bruckner symphonies, the 5th would get my vote as the one with the most beautiful introduction; it evolves from silence and remains constraint till, minutes later, the Adagio commences. Attention assured. Not less convincing is the six bar orchestral end-motive, whereby the orchestra ... more
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Francesca da Rimini - Jansons        (10 of 11 found this review helpful)
  July 19, 2012

For a long time I had the Mravinsky recordings (1960’s DGG) as my preferred set for Tchaikovsky 4,5 and 6, but sound quality, as can be expected, was not good at all on the 80’s’ ADD CD’s. We know that each of Tchaikovsky’s late symphonies concerns a conflict of a courageous but deeply vulnerable ... more
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Jansons        (13 of 19 found this review helpful)
  July 18, 2012

Ok, another “Pictures at an exhibition” was not where we were waiting for (How many of them do we already have) unless there are special reasons to release one. On top of that this disc only provides 33 minutes of music, so all in all this sets high expectations. And after listening I found at ... more
Rautavaara: Book of Visions etc. - Franck          (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
  July 17, 2012

The “pièce the resistance” of this disc is the Book of Visions, a piece of 40 minutes completed in 2005, complemented with his earliest Symphony (1955) and the Adagio Celeste for String orchestra completed in 2000. The title of this disc could easily point to the evolution in Rautavaara’s composing ... more

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More competition for SACD format?
August 8, 2012
Yes, I agree. The download version of the Janacek Miss is available in 24/96, but the stereo files on the BLue-R issue itself are 16/48 whilst at the same time the MCH version is at 24/96. I would have expected that they include the stereo PCM24/96 version (or better the 88.2 from the recording) on the disk also. There does seem some space left on ... more
More competition for SACD format?
August 7, 2012
24/96 in stereo. That's the swimming pool sound I was referring to. Wit's Glagolitic Mass I found tame and average solo performers. But there is little alternative. ... more
More competition for SACD format?
August 7, 2012
I do have all Witt BR-A's for specific artistic assesments but am not convinced at all that NAXOS understands Hi-Res recording in General. All the recordings suffer from swimming pool acoustics. On its own the reproduction of the string sections and instruments in general seem fine in their Multi-Channel version, but low frequencies drown in the ... more
Discussion: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Haitink
August 3, 2012
I am in the same boat and could not agree more. So far I have not spend time on writing down any review on the Haitink/Beethoven series because I do not yet understand why they sound so fresh, new and good. Unexpected indeed. Maybe the specific acoustics of the hall help Haitink to sound better in Beethoven, or reverse, maybe Haitink uses the hall ... more
So, has Blu ray-Audio gotten any potential?
August 1, 2012
As an aside: The only real added value for an audio only BR format is for MDG to promote their 2+2+2 recording and presentation format. Instead of double using the mid and Bas channel as on SACD issues, they now could use the front (2) + surround (2) + rear (2) channels. So they would use 6.o (of the 7 available on BR) instead of 5.1. In this way ... more