In Plade-Klassikeren we have always been known to go very much into the sound quality, and instead of buying test records with weird sounds or an indifferent content, we have here collected a selection of some of the best sounding CD discs with a proper musical content. Of course, there is a difference in how well the different records are recor...
In Plade-Klassikeren we have always been known to go very much into the sound quality, and instead of buying test records with weird sounds or an indifferent content, we have here collected a selection of some of the best sounding CD discs with a proper musical content. Of course, there is a difference in how well the different records are recorded, so we graduate them recording technology to the following standards.
TG = Technical God. Which means that the record differs from the average by having a more open and natural sound.
TF. = Technical very god. Which means that the record rises level-wise over the majority by having an excellent dynamic, a real sound balance, an excellent perspective, ie. that both the room and its dimensions are felt.
TE = Technical Excellent. Our ultimate technical character, where everything is perfect. Such as. stereo and depth perspective, sound balance, soloists and possibly. singer's voices are reproduced openly and effortlessly. The dynamics of the plates are identical to directly cut records.
TE + Where all the technical extremes are assembled together.
The difference between a TE and a TE + record can only be heard at a real reference system.
TG / F & TF / E = Average of the above groups.
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Thomas Ades: America a Prophecy. Contemporary music for Choir, with organ and Orchestra. Recorded in 2002 and 2003. 1 CD. EMI. 5576102
Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Classical Tribute. With José Carreras, Julian Lloyd Webber, Renée Flemming, Bryn Terfel, Sissel, Kiri te Kanawa, Katherine Jenkins, Lesley Garrett, og Richard Claydermann. 1 CD. Decca. 4780190-2
Angela Gheorghiu Live from Covent Garden. Arias from Rinaldo, Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, etc 1 CD EMI 5572642
JS. Bach: 5 Piano Concertos. Ramin Bahrami, Riccardo Chailly. Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig. 1 CD. Decca. 47642832
JS. Bach: Christmas Oratorio. Maria Keohane, Andrea Pellegrini, Bo Kristian Jensen, Morten Frank Larsen, sings with Trinitatis kantori and Chamberorchestra there being conducted by Per Enevold. 3 CD. Classico. Class cd 708 Super Audio CD
JS. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier. (complete) Andras Schiff. 4 CD. ECM
JS. Bach: English suites nos. 1, 3 & 6. Murray Perahia (piano). (1997) 1 CD. Sony. 53 ***Recommendation ***
JS. Bach: Goldberg Variations. Nicholas Angelich (piano). 1 cd. Virgin. 0706642
JS. Bach: Jesu meine Freude & Mozart: Mass in C. K427. + 8 other works by Bach. Anne Marie Kremer, Daniel Sans sings with the Europerian chamber choir and Freiburg baroque solists, conducted by Nicol Matt, in some recordings from 2001. Good sound. TF 1 CD. Brilliant Classics 92211 Super Audio CD
JS. Bach: Solo Cantatas & Arias. Janet Baker, Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. 2 cd. EMI. Gemini. 397732-2 Press read more ***Recommendation ***
JS. Bach: Solo piano works. Andras Schiff. 12 CD. Decca. 4806342 For more information. Press read more ***Recommendation ***
JS. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. Itzhak Perlman. (1986/87) 2 cd. EMI Masters. 085281-2 ***Recommendation ***
Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier. (complete) Sviatoslav Richter plays the piano. 4 CD. RCA. GD 60949-2 Press read more ***Recommendation ***
J.S. Bach: Violin concertos. (complete.) Nigel Kennedy, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. 1 CD. EMI. 3321112 *** Recommendation ***
Chants Sacres. Charles Gounod and Franz Schubert: Ave Maria & 3 Negro Spiritual. Barbara Hendricks sings with Stockholm Chamber orchestra, and being conducted by Eric Eriksson. 1 CD. EMI. 098811-2 *** Recommendation ***
Barbara Hendricks: Operetta Arias & Duets. 2 CD. EMI. 504675-2 ***Recommendation ***
Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra. + The miraculous manderin. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Simon Rattle, in a recording from 1994. 1 CD. EMI Classics. 5550942 Press read more
Bela Bartok: Piano Concertos no. 1 and 3. + Rhapsody no. 1 and 2. Daniel Barenboim plays piano and Yehudi Menuhin on violin, with BBC SO, conducted by Pierre Boulez. Recorded in 1969. 1 CD. EMI Classics. 5 62620-2 Press read more Great Recordings of the Century. *** Recommendation ***