Sorcerer's Apprentice / Symphony in C / Peri Hybrid SACD - DSD, Super Audio CD - DSD
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This recording is much more...alive...than the other, more readily available recording that I've seen online and in music stores. Unfortunately for me, I bought the CD version right before the SACD hybrid disc was released...The worst part is that because it's so hard to come by, I paid nearly as much as I would have for the SACD version!
Any way you can get this recording, though, I recommend it. The second movement of his Symphony in C is worth 10 bucks just by itself. I heard this recording on NPR one night while driving across the country, and I spent 3 months looking for this recording. I had almost given up when I found a used copy on Amazon.
From the regal "Fanfare" (which I programmed as my bride's processional at our wedding)to the Symphony in C, Dukas' (1865 - 1935) gift for lush orchestration is a pleasant surprise to new listeners and refreshing to find on one disc for those already familiar with his work. While Dukas doesn't break new compositional ground, lovers of Beethoven, Franck and Debussey will find much to like here. The Symphony will be a revelation to most, and its gorgeous 2nd movement is worth the purchase price by itself.
The performers do a wonderful job breathing life into the music. Jesus Lobos-Cobos maintains control without squashing enthusiasm and the Cincinnati responds with a balance of exuberence and delicacy.
The sound engineering and mastering are up to Telarc's usual high standards. I have only listened to the SACD layer as I love the added realism, naturalness and clarity of this format. This recording uses multichannel technology to effectively expand soundstage ambiance to concert hall dimensions, delivering on the promise of an SACD "you are there" experience.
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I just like Dukas' music. As good as the iconic Sorcerer's Apprentice is, the other two pieces are fine compositions as well. Read morePublished 17 months ago by hifiman5
Great recording and performance. Wonderful sound. The performance of the underrated Symphony in C was what really satisfied me, although the other pieces weren't far behind.Published on April 30, 2013 by Dominic Lucarelli