Rafael Kubelik, Boston SO – Bedřich Smetana: Má vlast (1971) [Japan 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 75:47 minutes | Scans NOT included | 3,03 GB
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Mr. Kubelik conducted Bedřich Smetana’s “Má vlast” in several countries after his departure from Czechoslovakia, and recorded it four times, with orchestras in Chicago, Vienna, Boston and Munich. This Boston performance that is the finest of the four this conductor has recorded, and surely the most inspiriting account of “Má vlast” on CD. Although the Orfeo is a digital recording, made with an orchestra that had been Mr. Kubelik’s own for nearly two decades, it is not a match for what he achieved in Boston, and the sound quality itself is less well defined and has less impact than DG’s splendid analog recording, which is noticeably more impressive than it was on LP.
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