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The First Selection of High-Resolution Classics

Various Artists

Available in 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC and 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD high resolution audio formats

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The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring)  
1
I. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi; Cho-Liang Lin; Sejong; Anthony Newman
3:16
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie)  
2
Overture
Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia; Christian Benda
9:50
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (version with cornet obbligato)  
3
II. Un Bal (Valse): Allegro non troppo
Hector Berlioz; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
6:45
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, MWV O 14  
4
I. Allegro molto appassionato
Felix Mendelssohn; Tianwa Yang; Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla; Patrick Gallois
12:59
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178 "From the New World"  
5
IV. Allegro con fuoco
Antonín Dvořák; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop
11:50
Sinfonietta, JW VI/18  
6
I. Allegretto
Leoš Janáček; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Antoni Wit
2:32
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand"  
7
Part I. Veni, creator spiritus
Gustav Mahler; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir; Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University Choir; Warsaw Boys Choir; Polish Radio Choir; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Antoni Wit
1:26
8
Boléro, M. 81
Maurice Ravel; Lyon National Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
15:18
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. P. Breiner for orchestra)  
9
IX. La cabane sur des pattes de poule - X. La grande porte de Kiev
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
10:53
10
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. F. Grofé for piano and orchestra)
George Gershwin; Orion Weiss; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
18:28
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:33:17
From Vivaldi to Gershwin and Rossini to Ravel, critics have raved about both the performances and the audio quality of these recordings by celebrated orchestras and conductors from around the world. A great compilation for testing or showing off a sound system, all the selections have earned distinction as high-resolution classics.
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 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

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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