3 (Version 1877)
Thomas Zehetmaier gets off to a fantastic start with Anton Bruckner's
Symphony No. 3, the work marking his discographic debut as the principal
conductor of the Musikkollegium Winterthur. This prizewinning, richly
traditional Swiss orchestra once again offers a compelling performance
enhanced by agile flexibility of chamber character. The overwhelming
acoustics of the Winterthur Town Church contribute their share to
the magnificent Bruckner sound, which here has been perfectly captured
in three-dimensional 2+2+2 recording technology and released on
a high-resolution Super Audio CD.
Schubert, Symphony Nr. 5
Mozart's Symphony in A major K. 201 and Schubert's Symphony in
B flat major D. 485, two works by consummate young masters, in a
gripping live performance by the Dogma Chamber Orchestra from Dortmund's
Konzerthaus - could the music enthusiast possibly ask for anything
finer? Perhaps that this exhilarating feast of tonal artistry be
made available in the best possible sound quality? Well, this Super
Audio CD brings you an original 2+2+2 recording in 3-D sound, high
resolution, and sensitive tonal balance - nobody could ask for more!
op. 64 1, 2,
Haydn, the glorious inventor of the string quartet, took the genre
to new heights in his op. 64. Perfectly balanced in form and harmony,
the pieces comprising this number are directly interrelated. And
this was precisely what the impresario Peter Salomon was looking
for when he hired the sought-after retiree on the spot for his London
The Leipzig String Quartet is back! After a compulsory break of
two years the top ensemble from Saxony now continues its Haydn edition.
Nos. 1, 2, and 6 round off Haydn's op. 64 - a marvelous combination
of emotional dedication and consummate classicism displaying a historical
backdrop and refreshing virtuosity!
Sonatas Vol. 8
Frans van Ruth, piano
An astonishing success story goes into its second overtime on Vol.
8 of our Dutch Cello Sonata series. This time this release is really
supposed to mark the conclusion, and for this occasion Doris Hochscheid
and Frans van Ruth have selected sonatas by Georg Hendrik Witte
and Wouter Hutschenruyter made to order for a crowning culmination.
Utrecht was the hometown of both composers, but their paths also
crossed in other places.
Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Orgeln in St. Michaelis Hamburg
A total of four organs group themselves around the listener in
three dimensions in St. Michael's Church in Hamburg, and all four
instruments are spectacularly employed on this Super Audio CD. Church
music director Christoph Schoener has designed a very special program
for the organs in his workplace: music by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
that has never been heard before in just this way. Schoener pulls
all the stops on the central console and covers a spectrum ranging
from the complete late-romantic forces of the entire organ system
to the filigree murmuring of individual tone colors. A special treat:
a solo for the echo organ installed high above in the ceiling sphere!