Various Artists – Proprius Records Audiophile Best (2016) DSF DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC

Various Artists – Proprius Records Audiophile Best (2016)
DSF Stereo DSD128, 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 01:16:51 minutes | 6,06 GB | Genre: Classical, Choral, Jazz
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:16:51 minutes | 1,38 GB
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: nativeDSDmusic | Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD / Proprius Musik AB

In an advertisement for Proprius some years ago, Proprius founder Jacob Boëthius wrote: “A small record company can’t afford to put out bad discs. And you, the music lover, must be confident that what you buy is good”. He was aware that, in the final analysis, quality is what counts with regard to clients, record buyers, artists and sound engineers. This statement is mirrored totally in the 2xHD philosophy.

Proprius Records has always produced some of the most lifelike and incredibly realistic-sounding recordings available; from the mid-seventies on, it became pretty obvious to audiophiles that just about everything released by the label was a treasured commodity. With every recent advance in technology over the last couple of decades, these most highly regarded and sought-after recordings have been rereleased with regularity; most everyone out there has probably gladly bought them several times over in several different formats.

Now remastered in the optimum resolution from the original analog tapes – using the 2xHD proprietary system – the two audiophile labels, Proprius and 2xHD share an incomparable desire to reproduce and present the highest quality and most emotional listening experience.


Traditional, Leif Strand (1942)
1 Som fågelen vid ljusan dag (arr. L. Strand) 01:53
Goran Fristorp (1948), Duncan Brown (1947), Leif Strand (1942)
2 My Only Son (arr. G. Fristorp and L. Strand) 04:08

George Gershwin (1898-1937)
3 The Man I Love: Lady, be Good!: Oh, lady, be good! 09:33

Max Reger (1873-1916)
4 Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76: No. 52. Maria vuggesang (Maria Wiegenlied) 03:13

Georg Joseph Vogler (1749-1814)
5 Hosianna, Davids son (Hosanna, Son of David) 02:31

Bengt Hallberg (1932-2013), Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
6 Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 7. Traumerei (Dreaming) 04:33

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
7 Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84: Preambule 03:28

César Franck (1822-1890)
8 Messe a 3 voix (Mass in 3 voices), Op. 12, M. 61: Panis angelicus: Panis angelicus 05:06

Jimmy McHugh (1894-1969)
9 Exactly Like You 08:23

Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)
10 Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23: I. Le monde dans l’attente du Sauveur 06:19

Stefano Fabri II (1670-1755)
11 Laudate pueri Dominum 05:08

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
12 Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Introit: Requiem aeternam 02:44

Georg Riedel (1934)
13 Mini-requiem: Medium Love 03:25

Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
14 Suite for Strings 08:19

Bengt Hallberg (1932-2013), Neal Hefti (1922-2008)
15 Lil’ Darling 04:34
Olov Olofsson
16 Fabodpsalm fran alvdalen 03:24

Oscar’s Motet Choir, Mikaeli Kammer and the Kor Jazz Group
Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir, Drottningholms Barockensemble
Anders Eby, Stefan Skold, Per-Anders Sjoberg, Torsten Nilsson, Leif Strand
Arne Domnerus, Rolf Lindblom, Goran Fristorp, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Torvald Toren, Leif Strands Kammarkor, Margareta Hallin, Ad Libitum Choir
Marianne Mellnas, Jan Allan, Hakan Hagegard, Mikaeli Chamber Choir



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