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  1. It was made an opt-in feature in a recent update, so in the default setting it doesn’t write any musicbrains tags to your files.
  2. 😂 sounds like a 19th century disease…
  3. I hope it sinks, and Qobuz picks up the castaways.
  4. My impression: Some really great singing in part 2, but weird tempo choices and a lack of mystery…
  5. I don’t see comments under the article…?
  6. A requiem by a modern composer. I liked this more than I thought I would. The composer used a grand canvas to paint on. An antidote (to my ears) to so much modern classical music that seems afraid to make a big statement. The premiere in 2017 was met with great reviews in the Netherlands.
  7. Played on the 1643 Van Hagerbeer organ in the Pieterskerk in Leiden, with parts dating from the 15th century. Tuned in meantone temperament, and apparently wind was provided by human-operated bellows.
  8. Good question. Bottesini is often recorded with piano accompaniment, but I prefer the full treatment. I guess the CPO album with Furtok and the RSO Frankfurt is my favourite (excellent recording quality too). As for Mikyung Sung: there is a singing-like quality in her tone, and an intensity in her vibrato, that touches me more than most recordings.
  9. I know it's not an album... but this performance of Bottesini's double bass concerto is the best I've heard. She is an amazing musician.
  10. pdvm

    HQ Player

    I'm using Audirvana (with Qobuz) and HQPlayer Desktop on the same machine (M1 MacBook Air). This worked for me: 1. Download and install BlackHole (I chose the 2channel option because I only listen stereo) 2. In Audirvana, set output device to Blackhole 3. In Audirvrana audio settings, set Exclusive Acces OFF, Large CoreAudio I/O buffer OFF. 4. In HQPlayer Desktop, set input to CoreAudio, device to BlackHole 5. In the source path, enter audio:default/44100/2 6. Click on the single empty track line that appears, to start conversion of the blackhole stream bij HQPlayer 7. Start playing in Audirvana. Voila! As mentioned, HQplayer sees everything as a 44,1kHz audio stream from that point, and streaming other sample rates won't work (I figured this out when a 48kHz version of Bruckner 8 was playing a semitone too low and conspicuously slow...). It's interesting, but has limitations. You can manually change the source path to audio:default/96000/2 etc, but on this laptop, results get inconsistent (probably a buffering thing from both sides, Audirvana and HQPlayer). Of course, you can also convert all higher sample rates to redbook in Audirvana, but that defeats the purpose for me. So I only use it for redbook content.
  11. I can second the Honeck/Pittsburgh Beethoven 3 and the Strauss album! Honeck's other Strauss recordings (Don Juan, Tod und Verklärung, Till Eulenspiegel) are also great btw.
  12. pdvm

    HQ Player

    Thank you!! Finally, through BlackHole, I am able to use Audirvana as a front end for HQPlayer! I was wondering, have you found a way to make BlackHole (or another program, through BlackHole) automatically change the input sample rate in HQPlayer, the way Roon is able to?
  13. The Qobuz stream sounds absolutely glorious! (in fact I don't know if it's the remastered version, the album art looks like the original Philips recording)
  14. In this spirit... (the original recording was Philips)
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