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 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   sdtom   (Member)

http://sdtom.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/the-film-music-of-miklos-rozsacompilation/

A fine addition to the series.
Tom

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Very efficient review. Just a couple of points:

Where you say, 'best re-release of material', to the uninitiated that could sound like a re-release of the original material rather than re-recording.

"I would classify this recording as one for the occasional listener and highly recommend it to the classical listener. Remember that Rozsa was classically trained and because of the unusual contract with Hollywood would spend his summers in Italy composing material."

I just wonder what you mean by 'the occasional listener'. Perhaps that could be clarified. Also, perhaps you could put 'classical' or 'concert hall' material rather than just 'material'.

Nit-picking, I know.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Nice review. I'll look forward to getting the CD.

.....but also in the area of nit-picking, you probably need to check your consistency in the spelling of Rozsa's last name. smile

See Paragraphs 2, 3, and 4.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   sdtom   (Member)

I'll check. In my defense his name is in my word dictionary.
Tom

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

I'll check. In my defense his name is in my word dictionary.
Tom



I just checked. smile

You're OK now. smile

Just don't ever spell Sabu's name as Saboo! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

Very will performed.

I've only had a chance to listen to THE THIEF OF BAGDAD selections in my car (a minivan), so I may be wrong about this. But my very first impression was that I was listening to the music from very far away, like at the BACK of a concert hall, not in the front of the concert hall.

A minor detail, but this audio impression just struck me right off the bat.

Anyone else have this impression, or should I just blame the minivan.
smile

Ron Burbella

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Very will performed.

I've only had a chance to listen to THE THIEF OF BAGDAD selections in my car (a minivan), so I may be wrong about this. But my very first impression was that I was listening to the music from very far away, like at the BACK of a concert hall, not in the front of the concert hall.

A minor detail, but this audio impression just struck me right off the bat.

Anyone else have this impression, or should I just blame the minivan.
smile

Ron Burbella


Ron: You are correct about the sound, have to really pump up the volume where it sounds decent.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   sdtom   (Member)

Guys,
I sure don't have to do that on my system. While I admit to being spoiled by SACD's I heard no problem with mine. SACD never really took off like they thought. Our part of the recording industry hasn't ever gotten involved or did I miss out on some?
Tom

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

What does SACD have to do with this recording?????????????????

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2014 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   sdtom   (Member)

What does SACD have to do with this recording?????????????????

It is the sound standard that I measure recordings on. This recording isn't of course but Chandos does do some. Comparing it to some of them I felt it held up pretty good. Sorry for not explaining myself better.

Tom

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2014 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)

What does SACD have to do with this recording?????????????????

It is the sound standard that I measure recordings on. This recording isn't of course but Chandos does do some. Comparing it to some of them I felt it held up pretty good. Sorry for not explaining myself better.

Tom


You can download it in 24/96 from here...
http://www.theclassicalshop.net/Details.aspx?CatalogueNumber=CHAN%2010806

SACD is pretty dead

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2014 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


SACD is pretty dead


Not really, no. There's been a steady stream of releases ever since the format came out. Not a huge amount, granted, but it's still there.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2014 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   sdtom   (Member)

I have the CD so I'm getting the 24-96 sound. And I agree that some labels are issuing them on a regular basis. They do sound better but you need a chip in your CD player to hear it.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/marantz-super-audio-cd-player-dac/1309929382.p?id=mp1309929382&skuId=1309929382&st=sacd player&cp=1&lp=3#tab=buyingOptions

This is the unit I have and it has been trouble free. I like higher end Marantz equipment.
Tom

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2014 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I have the CD so I'm getting the 24-96 sound.




CDs can't provide 24/96.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2014 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

CD definitely isn't giving you this.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2014 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   sdtom   (Member)

I have the CD so I'm getting the 24-96 sound.




CDs can't provide 24/96.


What is it giving me then and how do I play the SACD's that I have (100 or so)? My computer doesn't offer that feature. I can play the HDCD from Reference as it has a way to play those thru the DVD part. Is there a way to hook up my Mac tube amp setup to my computer?
Tom

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 5:00 AM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)


SACD is pretty dead


Not really, no. There's been a steady stream of releases ever since the format came out. Not a huge amount, granted, but it's still there.


It's pining for the fjords...

Not quite as dead as DVD-A though, but the physical market in Japan is falling thru the roof at the moment that could well finish off the SACD.
There is a minority classical market still holding out though.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Fanfare reviews substantial numbers of SACDs in every issue. Reports of the death of SACD would seem to be premature. However, if BluRay offers comparable sound quality, then I could understand why that better-established medium might ultimately win out for audio as well as video.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)



http://thehighfidelityreport.com/hey-marantz-or-arent-sacd-players-antiques-already/

 
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