℗ 2015 2xHD - Ondine

George Enescu: Symphony No. 2 - Chamber Symphony

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannu Lintu

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"... Lintu conducts with real penetration and his obvious advocacy for the music strongly held my attention ... (his) interpretation ensures the emotional impact of the writing comes over with telling effect."
- MusicWeb International

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Symphony No. 2 in A Major, Op. 17  
I. Vivace, ma non troppo
George Enescu; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
II. Andante giusto
George Enescu; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
III. Un poco lento, marziale
George Enescu; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
IV. Allegro vivace, marziale
George Enescu; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
Chamber Symphony in E Major, Op. 33  
I. Molto moderato, un poco maestoso
George Enescu; Members of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
II. Allegretto molto moderato
George Enescu; Members of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
III. Adagio
George Enescu; Members of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
IV. Allegro molto moderato
George Enescu; Members of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    69:06
"... an important, adventurous release ... Ondine’s engineering is excellent in both symphonies ... this isn’t music for casual listening, but it certainly belongs on the shelf of every serious collector."
- ClassicsToday.com

"... what I especially appreciate about this production is its clarity, a crucial virtue in music that can summon some pretty crowded climaxes. You only need to venture two minutes into the opening movement to sample the first of them."
- Gramophone

"Four Stars. There are other good versions of this sumptuous work (the Second Symphony) ... but this Finnish account is at least their equal in impetus and recorded sound ... Lintu and his players sympathetically expound (the Chamber Symphony), at once elegiac and exploratory ... this is a little masterpiece."
- BBC Music Magazine

This is the first volume in an Enescu series from conductor Hannu Lintu, on which the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra demonstrates its mastering of great orchestral colour and impressive imagination.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Ondine Studio Masters

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 analogue from the original DXD master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analogue signal is then sent through a high end tube preamplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the MSB Platinum Studio ADC plus. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.

DSD and 192 kHz / 24-bit versions are separately generated, directly from the analogue signal.

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

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