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Really excellent SQ on this new recording from Chandos: https://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHSA%205164

 

I think it might be the first hi res version of these pieces, excepting the Bernstein SACD transfers? Perhaps surprising it's "only" recorded in 24/96 when some other Chandos SACDs at least are native DSD.

 

I love this music, saw it the other day and intended to d/l. Thanks for reminding me.

 

From the previews, all sounded promising other than Hoedown, where the orchestra displays a very British sense of this traditional dance rhythm from the American West; it feels to me as if they're trying to catch up with the beat. But overall I am really looking forward to it.

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Really excellent SQ on this new recording from Chandos: https://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHSA%205164

 

I think it might be the first hi res version of these pieces, excepting the Bernstein SACD transfers? Perhaps surprising it's "only" recorded in 24/96 when some other Chandos SACDs at least are native DSD.

 

Very nice - if you like these, there's also a recent 24/96 release from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra / Litton and a DSD64 redo of the famous Detroit Symphony recording with Slatkin. All of them sound great and are great fun :)

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Really excellent SQ on this new recording from Chandos: https://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHSA%205164

 

I think it might be the first hi res version of these pieces, excepting the Bernstein SACD transfers? Perhaps surprising it's "only" recorded in 24/96 when some other Chandos SACDs at least are native DSD.

 

Billy the kid is available in SACD from acousticsounds, transferred from RCA living stereo recordings; and also from a few other sources in hi-res. As are Appalachian Spring and Rodeo.

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I have this physical CD from MTT and like it very much.

 

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Interesting if the high resolution Chandos version will be better in the performance? What I can see unique, is the fact that Chandos releases all of the most favorite Copland's music on one album IMHO.

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I have the Redbook from Reference Recordings of Copland. Also a very good recording.

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Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

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I have the Redbook from Reference Recordings of Copland. Also a very good recording.

 

Is that the "chamber" version? If so, I have the LP. Great sound quality of course, but I miss the big dynamics a full orchestra can provide.

One never knows, do one? - Fats Waller

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. - Einstein

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As this is styled "Copland Orchestral Works Volume 1" I hope that promises good things for future Chandos releases , especially Symphony 3.

 

I have and like both the Oregon Symphony recording on Pentatone and an old Detroit Symphony RB on Chandos, but another hi res version would be welcome.

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