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Opus 3 Releases Maria Winther’s Dreamsville in Super Audio CD Surround Sound

Opus 3 Releases Maria Winther’s Dreamsville in Super Audio CD Surround Sound

Audiophile label Opus 3 Records in Sweden continues to release albums in Super Audio CD Surround Sound. In their latest release, the label is presenting a new Swedish jazz singer named Maria Winther in an album titled Dreamsville. The disc is named after the Henry Mancini penned song that leads off the album.

As with all of the recent Opus 3 Surround Sound SACD releases, Dreamsville is a Single Inventory Hybrid Layer Super Audio CD release. It has Surround Sound SACD, Stereo SACD and Stereo CD Audio versions of the music on the album on each disc. The Super Audio CD serves as both the SACD and CD edition of the album. read more…

Opus 3 Releases Surround Sound Super Audio CD by David Wilczewski

Dave Wilczewski, a member of the group Vital Information, is highlighted on the latest Surround Sound Super Audio CD release from Opus 3 Records entitled Room In The Clouds. As with recent Opus 3 SACD releases, Room In The Clouds 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…

Opus 3 Releases Surround Sound Showcase 2005 Sampler

Showcase 2005 is the newest Surround Sound SACD release from Opus 3 Records in Sweden. The new Showcase album is a sampler that features 15 musical selections from recent Super Audio CDs released by the label. read more…

Opus 3 Releases New Blues Album in SACD Surround Sound

Opus 3 Records, the audiophile label based in Sweden that specializes in new DSD recordings, has released their latest SACD Surround Sound disc. Entitled Autum Shuffle, a new album by guitarist Peder af Ugglas features 13 songs composed and arranged by the artist. read more…

Kjell Fageus – ‘Brahms: Clarinet Trios’  An SACD review by Mark Jordan

Kjell Fageus – ‘Brahms: Clarinet Trios’ An SACD review by Mark Jordan

One of the hardest difficulties encountered in recordings of the late Brahms chamber works with clarinet is that of finding a soloist with the right temperament. Intense, virtuosic solo stars such as Richard Stolzman are very impressive, but sometimes their individuality is a roadblock to the necessary interaction with the other performers. On the other hand, an orchestral player too used to being restricted by the boundaries of large group playing can come off as not sympathetic enough to the constantly shifting moods of such pieces as the Clarinet Trio, Op.114 and the Clarinet Quintet, Op.115. Or else, he or she too plays the role of haughty star. Swedish clarinetist Kjell Fageus is well situated, however, having a declared preference for small ensemble playing, and his ability to communicate without dominating makes this release enjoyable. read more…

Opus3 Release Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble ‘Across the Bridge of Hope’

The latest Opus3 SACD is ‘Across the Bridge of Hope’, featuring the Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble. It’s the company’s thirteenth hybrid disc and their eighth multi-channel 2/2.0 title.

The Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble was founded in 1993 and consists of sixteen singers, all of whom are active as soloists, church musicians or music teachers in the north of Sweden. read more…

Opus3 Release ‘The Complete Songs’ by the Lars Erstrand Trio and Quartet

Opus3 Release ‘The Complete Songs’ by the Lars Erstrand Trio and Quartet

The Complete Songs’ by the Lars Erstrand Trio and Quartet is the latest SACD release from Opus3 Records. It is the label’s second pure Direct Stream Digital recording, wherein the entire signal path remains in the DSD domain throughout. read more…

Global Percussion Network – ‘Rauk’ An SACD review by Stuart M. Robinson

The Global Percussion Network is a group of musicians brought together by Swedish composer, vibraphone and marimba virtuoso Anders Еstrand. No stranger to ensemble works as a performer with Susan Francher and Mark Engebretson, Mattias Wager or the Like One trio (with Bjцrn Meyer and Martin Lцfgren), for the purposes of this recording Еstrand has brought together an equally esteemed group of artists. read more…

Opus3 Records Release the Global Percussion Network’s ‘Rauk’

Opus3 Records’ latest multi-channel SACD release is ‘Rauk’, by the Global Percussion Network. It’s the first SACD disc from Opus3 to have been produced specifically for the format and was recorded using Direct Stream Digital (DSD) throughout the entire signal path. read more…

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