Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer – Dvorak: Symphonies 8 & 9 (2010) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer – Dvorak: Symphonies 8 & 9 (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 4.24 GB
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.42 GB

As orchestras and conductors have been demonstrating for more than a century, you don’t have to be Bohemian to play Dvorák. All you need is profound musicality, a deep love of life, and an overwhelming urge to communicate. These are all qualities that Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra demonstrate in full in this 2000 Channel Classics recording of the composer’s Eighth and Ninth symphonies. In these performances, one hears not only edge-of-the-chair excitement from the Hungarian musicians, one hears joy, happiness, and good old-fashioned fun. Listen to the rollicking horn trills in the Eighth’s Finale, the thundering timpani in the Ninth’s Scherzo; the interplay between winds, strings, and brass in the coda of the Eighth’s Scherzo; the lush string tone in the Ninth’s Largo; the headlong rush of the Eighth’s opening Allegro con brio; or the awesome power of the Ninth’s closing Allegro con fuoco. Although there are dozens of great recordings of both these works, these performances deserve to be heard by anyone who loves life, love, and joy. While the digital sound is a bit thin, it is also very clear, very clean, and very, very colorful.


Symphony No. 9 in E minor ‘From the New World’, Op. 95
1. Adagio – Allegro molto 11:29
2. Largo 11:26
3. Scherzo: Molto vivace 7:21
4. Allegro con fuoco 11:05

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
5. Allegro con brio 10:09
6. Adagio 10:34
7. Allegretto grazioso – Molto vivace 5:42
8. Allegro ma non troppo 10:26

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Ivan Fischer – conductor

Year of release:
original release 2002
Channel re-release 2010
Recording Location: Budapest Hungary
Recording Engineer / Mastering: Hein Dekker, Erdo Groot
Running time: 78:00

Technical Specifications:
Microphones: Bruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps
Digital Converters: DSD Super Audio/Meitner Design AD/DA
Speakers: Audiolab, Holland
Software: Pyramix Editing, Merging Technologies
Mixing Board: Rens Heijnis, custom design
Mastering Room: B+W 803d series speakers, Classe 5200 Amplifier
Cables: Van den Hul

Produced by Hein Dekker



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