New HRx Releases!

Greetings Audiophiles, we are pleased to announce that the recent release Britten's Orchestra is available as an HRx disc in time for the holidays! It's the perfect gift for the audiophile on your list.

We also have another HRx that we are releasing &mdash Eugene Istomin (piano) with Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart Concertos Nos. 21 and 24! Click HERE to purchase!

Here are the details:

A legendary pianist! Two recordings by one of America's greatest musicians.

with Gerard Schwarz and the SEATTLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MOZARTConcertos Nos. 21 and 24
"The Absolute Sound Super Disc List"

Istominand Schwarz have performed these immortal concertos many times, and insisted on recording them in long, complete takes in order to capture the live experience. "Prof." Johnson's HDCD wizardry pays large dividends in natural, high-resolution string textures and huge, three-dimensional soundstage. "RECORDING OF THE MONTH" --Stereophile, May 1996
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Britten's Orchestra

Michael Stern
Kansas City Symphony

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a symphonic tour-de-force and audio spectacular, featuring all sections of the symphony, separately and together. Based on a famous theme by Henry Purcell, Britten writes in essence his “Concerto for Orchestra,” taking the ensemble apart, then reassembling it in a grand and jubilant finale. Dynamic range is extreme.

Britten was a dedicated pacifist, and the Sinfonia da requiem from 1940 is his musical plea for peace. It begins with stark and dramatic drumbeats that will be a test for even the finest sound systems, and builds to tremendous climaxes. This early work is regarded by many as the finest of all his orchestral scores.

Peter Grimes, Britten’s most popular opera, is heard most often in the orchestral Sea Interludes and Passacaglia, some of his most haunting and atmospheric orchestral music. "Prof." Johnson’s transparent sonics allow one to “hear into” all these scores as never before.

Perhaps the most striking aspect of this new recording is the exceptional performance by Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony. RR has made many fine orchestral recordings, and we feel that this is one of our very best.

This new release was produced by four-time Grammy Award winner David Frost. Frost says he is honored to work with engineer Keith Johnson for the first time, and is full of enthusiasm for the sound quality of the masters.

Sound Samples / Downloads -

Track Listing: 1 The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra; 2–4 Sinfonia da requiem: 2 Lacrymosa, 3 Dies irae, 4 Requiem aeternam; 5–9 Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes & Passacaglia: 5 Dawn, 6 Sunday Morning, 7 Moonlight, 8 Passacaglia, 9 Storm.
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