St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Dmitriev – Shostakovich: Symphony 7 ‘Leningrad’ (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:08 minutes | Scans included | 3,43 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,19 GB
Water Lily Acoustic # WLA-WS-77-SACD | a Pure DSD Recording
This recording, though brand new, has already acquired an almost unprecedented level of historical significance. This was the orchestra that gave the first performance in the besieged city of Leningrad of Shostakovich’s profoundly moving wartime symphony. Now, sixty years later, they return to the work with which they will always be ineradicably associated in a performance of shattering power and cinematic vividness of imagery. Shostakovich’s musical depiction of the horrors and triumphs of the battlefield have never been equaled, and in this spectacular concert recording the sonic splendor of the composer’s inspiration emerges with devastating impact. Equally remarkable is the synergy between Maestro Dmitriev and the orchestra he has headed for almost thirty years, lending this recording a particular poignancy and authenticity.
01. I. Allegretto
02. II. Moderato(poco allegretto)
03. III. Adagio
04. IV. Allegro non troppo
St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Alexander Dmitriev
Vladimir Ovchinnikov – piano
Produced and Recorded by Alexander Kavichandran
Recorded in September 2003, in the Great Hall of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, Russia
Mastering: Dawn Frank and Gus Skinas at Super Audio Center, Boulder, CO, U.S.A.
This is a pure DSD recording done with a single pair of microphones arranged in the classic Blumlein configuration. No noise reduction, equalization, compression, or limiting of any sort was used in the making of this recording.