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Great Comedy Overtures: The Barber of Baghdad - Donna Diana - Fra Diavolo - Martha - Il matrimonio segreto - The Merry Wives of Windsor - Mignon - Si j'etais roi - Susanna's Secret - Zampa - Zar und Zimmermann

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Lance Friedel

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Zampa  
1
Overture
Ferdinand Herold; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel
8:27
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor)  
2
Overture
Otto Nicolai; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel
8:22
Il segreto di Susanna  
3
Overture
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel
3:06
Mignon  
4
Overture
Ambroise Thomas; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel
8:24
Donna Diana, Act I  
5
Overture
Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel
6:01
Martha  
6
Overture
Friedrich von Flotow; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel
8:24
Fra Diavolo, S. 18  
7
Overture
Daniel-Francois Auber; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel
8:13
Zar und Zimmermann  
8
Overture
Albert Lortzing; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel
6:05
Il matrimonio segreto, Act I  
9
Overture
Domenico Cimarosa; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel
6:43
Si j'etais roi  
10
Overture
Adolphe Adam; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel
7:18
Der Barbier von Bagdad  
11
Overture (arr. F. Mottl for orchestra)
Peter Cornelius; Felix Mottl; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Lance Friedel
8:39
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    79:42
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra presents some of the world’s most popular comic opera overtures, filled with gorgeous tunes, brilliant orchestration and race-to-the-finish endings. Led by conductor Lance Friedel, the orchestra performs concert repertoire staples such as Hérold’s dramatic Zampa, Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna and Lortzing’s Zar und Zimmermann.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit*, 192 kHz / 24-bit*, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded in 96 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

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

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 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.

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