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HE 2006: Telarc Releases Round Up and Brecker Brothers in SACD Surround and Presents LAGQ Live

HE 2006: Telarc used this weekend’s HE 2006 show to launch their two newest SACDs: a newly created Surround Sound edition of the classic Round Up album featuring Frankie Laine and Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and a Surround Sound SACD entitled Some Skunk Funk by the Brecker Brothers with several jazz all stars and the WDR Big Band recorded live at Leverkusener Jazztage. read more…

HE 2006: Sony Prepares for Blu-Ray Disc Format Launch

HE 2006: The launch of the next-generation Blu-Ray disc format was a featured attraction at this weekend’s Home Entertainment 2006 (HE 2006) show in Los Angeles. HE 2006 is sponsored by Primedia, the publishers of Stereophile Magazine and is being held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport. read more…

Universal Musics U.S. Labels Announce 3 Upcoming SACD Releases

Universal Music Group’s operation in the United States has announced the upcoming release of three Super Audio CDs in the American market. The new SACDs include a new Classical Music Surround Sound SACD arriving in the Fall and two SACDs by the Moody Blues. read more…

Bert Ostlunds Pathfinder is Latest Opus 3 Surround Sound SACD Release

Guitarist Bert “East” Ostlund is featured on the newest Surround Sound Super Audio CD release from Opus 3 Records. It is a Single Inventory Hybrid Multichannel Super Audio CD with the SACD disc serving as both the SACD and CD edition of the album. read more…

Melba Recordings Debuts First SACD in Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Cycle

Die Walkьre is the first SACD release in Melba’s recording of the State Opera of South Australia’s 2004 production of Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Cycle. The cycle of four operas which comprise The Ring is the largest single recording project ever undertaken in Australia. read more…

Shostakovich from WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln and Avie Records

WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln and musical director Semyon Bychkov feature on the latest SACD from Avie Records. Since becoming Music Director of the WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln in 1998, Semyon Bychkov has enjoyed an enormously fruitful relationship with the celebrated ensemble, especially evident in his acclaimed series of recordings for Avie. read more…

BIS Announce Three New SACDs

BIS Records have recently released three new SACDs featuring the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Peter Herresthal with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Bach Collegium Japan.

Sofia Gubaidulina – ‘…The Deceitful Face of Hope and of Despair’ (Concerto for flute and large orchestra, 2005) and Sieben Worte for cello, bayan and strings (1982) features performers Sharon Bezaly (flute) Torleif Thedйen (cello) Mie Miki (accordion) and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mario Venzago. read more…

Beethoven Symphonies in TACET Real Surround Sound

TACET have release an SACD of Beethoven Symphonies No. 7 and No. 8, performed by the Polish Chamber Orchestra.

The following information is from Andreas Spreer of TACET.

“There are plenty of recordings of Beethoven’s symphonies already! read more…

ARTS Release SACD of Peruvian Music

One of the latest SACDs from ARTS Music is the strangely titled ‘Esa Noche Yo Baila – Feast und Devotion in High Peru of the 17th Century’ performed by Musica Ficta.

Not entirely a mainstream title, even for SACD, so we’ll leave the description to ARTS Music’s Andrea Hentschke:

“It’s no longer a secret among lovers and classicists of historic music performances that the repertoire of 17th century Latin-American music holds real treasures. read more…

Szymanowski Quartet and Markus Groh SACDs Released by Avie Records

The Szymanowski Quartet recently released an SACD on the Avie Records label featuring music by Hadyn, Bacewicz and Dvorak, and a second from young pianist Markus Groh featuring the music of Liszt.

The Szymanowski Quartet, a BBC New Generation Artist in 2001, makes its commercial recording debut with three contrasting works that perfectly demonstrate these young instrumentalists’ immense charisma and countless fine qualities, in the elegance of Haydn to the rustic hues of Dvorak, and the folk-tinged neo-classicism of their Polish compatriot Grazyna Bacewicz who was a protйgй of the ensemble’s namesake. read more…

Nat King Coles Greatest Hits in Super Audio CD Stereo

A collection of 17 of Nat King Cole’s Greatest Hits are now available on a new Hybrid Layer Stereo Super Audio CD from Top Music International. The new SACD is entitled “The King of Sound” and is another in the series of Audiophile Super Audio CD releases from Top Music International. read more…

New Luiza Borac SACD from Avie Records

Luiza Borac’s latest SACD for Avie, which includes Enescu, The Two Piano Sonatas, Nocturne, Prelude and Fugue, Piиce sur le nom de Faurй, Scherzo, will be released on 27th February.

Text from Melanne Mueller:

Luiza Borac caused a sensation with her debut disc for Avie, of Enescu’s Three Piano Suites. read more…

5 Moody Blues 5.1 Surround Sound SACDs Coming to Europe in March

Five classic albums by the Moody Blues will be released in Super Audio CD 5.1 Surround Sound this March in the U.K. The Surround Sound SACDs will arrive as Deluxe Editions of the group’s original albums and will include Days of Future Passed, In Search of the Lost Chord, On the Threshold of a Dream, and A Question of Balance. read more…

New Arts Music SACD boasts Crystal Clear 24-bit 96kHz Sound

Arts music has announced their latest SACD release, Bach Suites Nos. 1 – 4, performed by Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti. The following information from Andrea Hentschke of Arts:

“Diego Fasolis and his ensemble “I Barocchisti” have been acclaimed from the press many times as one of the best ensemble for ancient music. read more…

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