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Proprius Records: Audiophile Best

Various Artists

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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
My Only Son (arr. by G. Fristorp and L. Strand)
Leif Strand; Duncan Brown; Goran Fristorp; Goran Fristorp; Leif Strands Kammarkor; Rune Gustafsson
Oh, lady, be good!
George Gershwin; Arne Domnerus; Georg Riedel; Bengt Hallberg; Lars Erstrand; Egil Johansen
Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76  
No. 52. Maria vuggesang (Maria Wiegenlied)
Max Reger; Marianne Mellnas; Alf Linder
Hosianna, Davids son (Hosanna, Son of David)
Abbe Georg Joseph Vogler; Oscar's Motet Choir; Alf Linder; Torsten Nilsson
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15  
No. 7. Traumerei (Dreaming) (arr. by B. Hallberg for Saxophone and Organ)
Bengt Hallberg; Robert Schumann; Arne Domnerus; Gustaf Sjokvist
Les soirées de Nazelles, FP 84  
Francis Poulenc; Rolf Lindblom
Messe a 3 voix (Mass in 3 voices), Op. 12, M. 61  
Panis angelicus
César Franck; Hakan Hagegard; Bengt Ericson; Anders Öhrwall
Exactly Like You
Jimmy McHugh; Arne Domnerus; Georg Riedel; Bengt Hallberg; Lars Erstrand; Egil Johansen
Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23  
I. Le monde dans l'attente du Sauveur
Marcel Dupre; Torvald Toren
Laudate pueri Dominum
Stefano Fabri II; Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir; Hans Fagius; Anders Eby
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626  
Requiem aeternam
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Margareta Hallin; Anne-Marie Muhle; Brian Burrows; Magnus Linden; St. Jacob's Chamber Choir; Stockholm Conservatory Musicians; Stefan Skold
Medium Love
Georg Riedel; Jan Allan; Bengt Hallberg
Suite for Strings
Samuel Scheidt; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Lil' Darling
Bengt Hallberg; Neal Hefti; Ad Libitum Choir; Georg Riedel; Bengt Hallberg; Egil Johansen; Per-Anders Sjoberg
Fabodpsalm fran alvdalen
Olov Olofsson; Mikaeli Chamber Choir; Erik Frieberg; Olov Olofsson; Ivar Lindell; Anders Eby
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 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Naxos 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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