Dvorak: Concerto in B minor / Walton: Cello Concerto – Gregor Piatigorsky, Munch (2005) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Antonin Dvorak: Concerto in B minor / William Walton: Cello Concerto
Gregor Piatigorsky, cello – Boston Symphony Orchestra – Charles Munch
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,86 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,25 GB | Full Artwork | 3% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal “Living Stereo” # 82876-66375-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, 1950s/1960s
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Contemporary, Cello

A wonderful SACD… I recently heard the Dvorak live and I found myself comparing that performance to that on this disc.

The sound is excellent, with a very wide soundstage that may surprise those not used to hi fi playback. The sense of depth is also fine. The RCA transfer issued in the 1990’s was apparently mastered from a protection or safety dupe and suffered from a horrendous tape splice about seven minutes into the first movement; I used to cringe in anticipation of that evil edit and the change in timbre and lurch it caused in the soundfield. I’m glad to say that edit is not in evidence on this transfer. The sense of Piatigorsky being present is enhanced by the three-channel playback and this is the preferred listening mode if you have the proper equipment.

I had trepidation buying this disc based upon the above review. I almost didn’t, but I finally gave in. My benchmark is Jacqueline Du Pre’s unbelievably passionate performance amidst Sargent’s very supportive conducting.

This disc has an equally passionate performance and it has a better balance. I heard no fatigue, but perhaps what one reviewer hears as fatigue another hears as sensitive meditation from a soloist who actually listens to the orchestra while he’s playing! I’d have to say Piatigorksy’s performance is just a different but equally valid emotion, like comparing gospel singing to Gregorian chant, both equally spiritual, but stylistically very different.

As far as sound goes, it’s the best I’ve heard from Living Stereo and perhaps the best I’ve heard from my stereo period! The soloist to orchestra balance is just about perfectly even, which means the orchestra is considered an equal part by the engineers. I prefer that to the “I’m ready for my closeup now Mr De Mille” balance used by most producers in order to highlight the “STAR”. sa-cd.net

SACD Info:

Antonin Dvorak: Concerto in B minor / William Walton: Cello Concerto

Gregor Piatigorsky, cello – Boston Symphony Orchestra – Charles Munch

Label: RCA Red Seal
Seriesn: Living Stereo
Catalog#: 82876-66375-2
Format: Hybrid-SACD, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Multichannel
Country: Europe
Released: 2005, 1950s/1960s
Genre: Classical
Style: Romantic, Contemporary, Cello

Tracklist:

1 Allegro 15:47
2 Adagio Ma Non Troppo 13:13
3 Finale: Allegro Moderato 13:04
4 Moderato 8:13
5 Allegro Appassionato 6:43
6 Tema Ed Improvvisazioni; Lento; Allegro Moderato 14:24

ISO

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FLAC

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Info+Art

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