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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…

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…

ARTS Release Bach’s Christmas Oratory

ARTS Music continues their SACD release schedule with a new disc for the Christmas season, a recording of Bach’s Christmas Oratory. Diego Fasolis conducts the ensemble I Barocchisti and the Coro della Radio Svizzera. read more…

Robert Schumann Philharmonie Chenmitz (Caetani) – ‘Wagner: Overtures and Preludes’ A DVD-Audio review by Martin Fendt

A high-resolution multichannel recording of music by Richard Wagner has been long overdue, but now, thanks to Arts Music, the Robert Schumann Philharmonie (of Chemnitz, Germany), and its celebrated conductor Oleg Caetani, there is at last a thrilling DVD-Audio disc that allows us to experience all our favourite Wagnerian overtures and preludes. read more…

Coro Della Radio Svizzera, I Barocchisti (Fasolis) – ‘Handel: Messiah’  A DVD-Audio review by Martin Fendt

Coro Della Radio Svizzera, I Barocchisti (Fasolis) – ‘Handel: Messiah’ A DVD-Audio review by Martin Fendt

A new Handel’s Messiah release may not at first seem to be the most ground breaking of developments, especially there are numerous versions of this celebrated oratorio in existence, albeit many of them only “highlights”. However, this latest one from Arts Music seems to raise the bar considerably in technical terms over all others. For the first time ever, here we have the whole 2Ѕ hour marathon recorded from scratch onto one DVD-Audio disc in 96kHz, 24-bit PCM with no compression or equalisation used at any stage during production. Not only that, but with no less than twenty-four channels at the original recording, the engineers have captured the sound of the performers in a fresh and seamless manner. read more…

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