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Proprius Records: Audiophile Best

Various Artists

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1
Som fågelen vid ljusan dag (arr. by L. Strand)
Traditional; Leif Strand; Leif Strands Kammarkor; Arne Domnerus; Bengt Hallberg; Rune Gustafsson; Georg Riedel; Egil Johansen; Leif Strand
1:53
2
My Only Son (arr. by G. Fristorp and L. Strand)
Leif Strand; Duncan Brown; Goran Fristorp; Goran Fristorp; Leif Strands Kammarkor; Rune Gustafsson
4:08
3
Oh, lady, be good!
George Gershwin; Arne Domnerus; Georg Riedel; Bengt Hallberg; Lars Erstrand; Egil Johansen
9:33
Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76  
4
No. 52. Maria vuggesang (Maria Wiegenlied)
Max Reger; Marianne Mellnas; Alf Linder
3:13
5
Hosianna, Davids son (Hosanna, Son of David)
Abbe Georg Joseph Vogler; Oscar's Motet Choir; Alf Linder; Torsten Nilsson
2:31
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15  
6
No. 7. Traumerei (Dreaming) (arr. by B. Hallberg for Saxophone and Organ)
Bengt Hallberg; Robert Schumann; Arne Domnerus; Gustaf Sjokvist
4:33
Les soirées de Nazelles, FP 84  
7
Preambule
Francis Poulenc; Rolf Lindblom
3:28
Messe a 3 voix (Mass in 3 voices), Op. 12, M. 61  
8
Panis angelicus
César Franck; Hakan Hagegard; Bengt Ericson; Anders Öhrwall
5:06
9
Exactly Like You
Jimmy McHugh; Arne Domnerus; Georg Riedel; Bengt Hallberg; Lars Erstrand; Egil Johansen
8:23
Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23  
10
I. Le monde dans l'attente du Sauveur
Marcel Dupre; Torvald Toren
6:19
11
Laudate pueri Dominum
Stefano Fabri II; Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir; Hans Fagius; Anders Eby
5:08
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626  
12
Requiem aeternam
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Margareta Hallin; Anne-Marie Muhle; Brian Burrows; Magnus Linden; St. Jacob's Chamber Choir; Stockholm Conservatory Musicians; Stefan Skold
2:44
Mini-requiem  
13
Medium Love
Georg Riedel; Jan Allan; Bengt Hallberg
3:25
14
Suite for Strings
Samuel Scheidt; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
8:19
15
Lil' Darling
Bengt Hallberg; Neal Hefti; Ad Libitum Choir; Georg Riedel; Bengt Hallberg; Egil Johansen; Per-Anders Sjoberg
4:34
16
Fabodpsalm fran alvdalen
Olov Olofsson; Mikaeli Chamber Choir; Erik Frieberg; Olov Olofsson; Ivar Lindell; Anders Eby
3:24
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    76:41
In an advertisement for Proprius some years ago, Proprius founder Jacob Boëthius wrote: “A small record company can’t afford to put out bad discs. And you, the music lover, must be confident that what you buy is good”. He was aware that, in the final analysis, quality is what counts with regard to clients, record buyers, artists and sound engineers. This statement is mirrored totally in the 2xHD philosophy. Proprius Records has always produced some of the most lifelike and incredibly realistic-sounding recordings available; from the mid-seventies on, it became pretty obvious to audiophiles that just about everything released by the label was a treasured commodity. With every recent advance in technology over the last couple of decades, these most highly regarded and sought-after recordings have been re-released with regularity; most everyone out there has probably gladly bought them several times over in several different formats. Now remastered in the optimum resolution from the original analogue tapes, using the 2xHD proprietary system, the two audiophile labels, Proprius and 2xHD share an incomparable desire to reproduce and present the highest quality and most emotional listening experience.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Proprius Studio Masters

For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips CCIR master tape was played on a Nagra-T modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made, having four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head. We did an analogue transfer for each high-res sampling and A & B comparisons were made with the original LP, using the KRONOS turntable with a BLACK BEAUTY tone arm.

Each format (96kHz, 192kHz, DSD 2.8 MHz and DSD 5.6 MHz) was created using the Merging Horus/Hapi A/D converter, calibrated to the required format and a dCS Vivaldi clock.

2xHD mastering: René Laflamme and André Perry
2xHD executive producer: André Perry

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44.1
Brett Dean: Epitaphs - Eclipse (String Quartet No. 1) - String Quartet No. 2 'And once I played Ophelia' Allison Bell; Brett Dean; Doric String Quartet
96
E-Piano: Video & Electronics (Audio Version) Alberto Rosado
96
Douce France Anne Sofie von Otter
48
Mozart: Arien Anett Fritsch; Münchner Rundfunkorchester; Alessandro De Marchi
48
J.P. Sweelinck: Fortune My Foe: Works for Harpsichord (Werke Für Cembalo) Alina Rotaru
44.1
Tchaikovsky - Korngold: Violin Concertos Anne-Sophie Mutter; Wiener Philharmoniker; London Symphony Orchestra; André Previn
44.1
Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 5 Arabella Steinbacher; Festival Strings Lucerne; Daniel Dodds
96dsd 2.8
1865: Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War Anonymous 4; Bruce Molsky
88.2
Arban: 14 Fantasias on Verdi Operas Angelo Cavallo; Michele Fontana
96
Britten: Saint Nicolas - Hymn to St Cecilia - Rejoice in the Lamb Andrew Kennedy; The Choir of King's College Cambridge; Britten Sinfonia; Stephen Cleobury
96
Bach Without Words: Transcriptions of Bach Chorales and Chorale Preludes Anna Christiane Neumann
96
Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (Live) Anna Netrebko; Sergey Skorokhodov; Alexey Markov; Vitalij Kowaljow; Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra; Emmanuel Villaume
48
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar' Alexander Vinogradov; Men’s Voices of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and the Huddersfield Choral Society; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
96
Alexej Gerassimez (Percussion): Works by E. Séjourné, A. Gerassimez, T. Broström, J. Psathas Alexej Gerassimez; Julius Heise; Nicolai Gerassimez
48

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