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Johann Strauss: Waltzes

Wiener Symphoniker, Yakov Kreizberg

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1.1
Kaiserwalzer (Emperor Waltz), Op. 437
Johann Strauss II; Wiener Symphoniker; Yakov Kreizberg
11:23
1.2
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), Op. 325
Johann Strauss II; Wiener Symphoniker; Yakov Kreizberg
12:52
1.3
Künstlerleben Waltz (Artists' Life), Op. 316
Johann Strauss II; Wiener Symphoniker; Yakov Kreizberg
9:39
1.4
Nordseebilder (Northsee Pictures), Op. 390
Johann Strauss II; Wiener Symphoniker; Yakov Kreizberg
8:46
1.5
An der schönen, blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op. 314
Johann Strauss II; Wiener Symphoniker; Yakov Kreizberg
10:24
1.6
Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), Op. 388
Johann Strauss II; Wiener Symphoniker; Yakov Kreizberg
9:53
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    62:57
"... warmly recommended."
- Fanfare

"... beautifully captured luxurious orchestral sound with resonance, an admirable sense of space ... these are beautifully played."
- ClassicalCDReview.com

"Four Stars ... PentaTone’s recording producer apparently worked in close association with Kreizberg to capture the infinite colours and dreamy, instrumental flavourings which grace the individual waltzes in this collection. So the snare drum, the bass drum, the zither (in the Vienna Woods), the oboes, the brass, the harp, the flute, the triangle and the cymbal each receive their allotted 15 minutes of musical fame and definition."
- Audiophile Audition

Yakov Kreizberg and the Wiener Symphoniker recorded this collection of Strauss waltzes in June 2004; the album has been highly widely-praised for Kreizberg's interpretations as well as its sonic qualities, described as "dreamy" by Audiophile Audition.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Executive Producers: Yakov Kreizberg & Job Maarse
Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording Engineer: Roger de Schot
Editing: Elie Bellama, Nora Brandenburg
Recorded at the Konzerthaus, Vienna, June 2004

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Schoeps MK 2, DPA 4006 & DPA 4011 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics
Microphone preamps: Custom build by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul

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