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Discussion: Schoenberg: Gurrelieder - Gielen

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Post by terence May 1, 2007 (1 of 21)
i wonder what year this performance comes from, is it live, is it multichannel, and what kind of resolution it was originally recorded in?

Post by seth May 1, 2007 (2 of 21)
terence said:

i wonder what year this performance comes from, is it live, is it multichannel, and what kind of resolution it was originally recorded in?

It looks like they were performing it last fall.

http://www.br-online.de/kultur-szene/klassik_e/pages/cho/cho_weitere.html

Post by terence May 7, 2007 (3 of 21)
haenssler give a publication date of 21.05.2007 on their website.

but i can't find any info on whether it's stereo or multichannel.

Post by Polly Nomial May 7, 2007 (4 of 21)
I believe it will be a stereo/MCH release.

Post by terence May 7, 2007 (5 of 21)
is that an expression of faith or a statement of certitude? (either way i hope you're right!).

Post by Polly Nomial May 7, 2007 (6 of 21)
A bit of both! I'm fairly sure from earlier conversations with Hänssler that they are only going to release SACD's in stereo/MCH hybrid's - there is always the possibility that my memory proves fallible though.

Post by terence May 7, 2007 (7 of 21)
thanks PN - let's keep our fingers crossed....

Post by Polly Nomial June 9, 2007 (8 of 21)
Right, now I've got it in my hands I can confirm that it is a MCH/Stereo hybrid release, recorded live (but no applause); no details about the recording type (i.e. DSD) explicitly but they did use a Sonopress to master this release.

Initial impressions are that the sound is spectacular (just as this music deserves) in a natural way; the reading may be a little relaxed for all tastes.

A review is to follow...

Post by terence June 9, 2007 (9 of 21)
great - look forward to reading it!

Post by Polly Nomial June 9, 2007 (10 of 21)
Well, after listening to this set through a couple of times illustrates the dangers of just flitting about for favourite highlights. As a whole it is a very warm and convincing reading with a few minor blemishes (not entirely unexpected for this gargantuan score!) Hänssler look to have given us yet another mighty choral epic.

The sound is unquestionably first rate - it quite supersedes anything you'll have heard on any other medium.

I am having trouble taking this one out of the player (but I must because my family needs the sleep!)

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