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John Knowles Paine: Symphony No. 2 "In the Spring" - Oedipus Tyrannus: Prelude - Poseidon and Amphitrite

Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta

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Symphony No. 2 in A Major, Op. 34, "In the Spring"  
I. Introduction: Adagio sostenuto – Allegro ma non troppo (Departure of Winter – Awakening of Nature)
John Knowles Paine; Ulster Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
II. Scherzo: Allegro (May-Night Fantasy: Scherzo: Allegro)
John Knowles Paine; Ulster Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
III. Adagio (A Romance of Springtime)
John Knowles Paine; Ulster Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
IV. Allegro giojoso (The Glory of Nature)
John Knowles Paine; Ulster Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
Oedipus tyrannus, Op. 35  
John Knowles Paine; Ulster Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
Poseidon and Amphitrite, An Ocean Fantasy, Op. 44
John Knowles Paine; Ulster Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:04
This second volume of works by influential American composer John Knowles Paine from conductor JoAnn Falletta and the Ulster Orchestra contains one of Paine's own personal favourite pieces, his Second Symphony. The programme also includes the Prelude to Oedipus Tyrannus, an immediate hit when first performed, and the world premiere recording of Paine's last orchestral work, Poseidon and Amphitrite.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit*, 192 kHz / 24-bit*, 96 kHz / 24-bit* PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz DSD – Studio Masters

Recorded in 88.2 kHz / 24-bit
*Mastered in PCM 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit and DSD 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier and (if needed) will be EQ’d before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.
DSD and 192kHz/24Bit versions are separately generated, directly from the analog signal.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme 2xHD
Executive Producer: André Perry

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