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Zhou Long & Chen Yi: Symphony "Humen 1839" - The Rhyme of Taigu - The Enlightened

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Darrell Ang

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The Rhyme of Taigu
Long Zhou; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Darrell Ang
11:00
Symphony, "Humen 1839"  
2
I. Andante luminoso
Yi Chen; Long Zhou; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Darrell Ang
3:17
3
II. Allegro feroce
Yi Chen; Long Zhou; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Darrell Ang
9:05
4
III. Adagio tragico
Yi Chen; Long Zhou; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Darrell Ang
9:55
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IV. Allegro trascinante
Yi Chen; Long Zhou; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Darrell Ang
6:16
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The Enlightened
Long Zhou; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Darrell Ang
16:57
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    56:30
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Darrell Ang turn their attention to one of China’s leading composers, Pulitzer Prize-winning Zhou Long, on this album of world premiere recordings. Long writes consistently compelling music, demonstrated here by The Rhyme of Taigu, which revives the spirit of Chinese court music from the Tang dynasty, drawing on traditional percussion instruments. Symphony "Humen 1839", co-composed with Chen Yi, vividly commemorates the public burning of over 1000 tonnes of opium, an event that was to lead to the First Opium War between Great Britain and China.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit*, 192 kHz / 24-bit*, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded in PCM 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

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.

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

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