Orchestra: Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov
Composer: Piotr Il’itch Tchaikovsky
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 2 Hybrid SACD – DSD
Format: DFF (image+cue) (5.1+2.0)
Size: 14.4 GB
The music is widely recognized as something magical, a perennial favorite. What justifys a new recording though? Simply this: The magic of this music is more easily comprehended in live performance than a recording. This is a fine performance, but you when this recording is played on the right equipment ie, a multichannel SACD system, you get MUCH more of the magic you would hear in a live performance – its like you are there in the audience about 10 rows from the stage in a center seat, and folks, that is truly something wonderful. This recording captures all the ambiance of the hall and recreates this from five speakers in your listening room. The reflections from the back of the hall and sides of the hall are reproduced from the rear and front speakers so that reflections correctly appear to come at you from the sides and rear of the hall. No, its not absolutely perfect, but its the closest thing to it I ever heard in reproduced sound!