Channel Classics Issues Tango and Ravel SACDs

Channel Classics is a record label based in Holland. They have been an early adopter of the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) recording system and are now releasing some of their albums in Multichannel SACD.

Their two newest SACD releases are “Touched by Tango” by Alfredo Marcucci & Ensemble Piacevole (Channel Classics SACD CCS SA 17202) and “Ravel: Piano Works” by Dejan Lazic, Piano (Channel Classics SACD CCS SA 17502). Both of these releases are Hybrid Layer Multichannel SACDs which are playable on CD and SACD equipment.

Previous Channel Classics SACD Releases
The Tango and Ravel Multichannel SACDs from Channel Classics are the latest in a series of Multichannel SACD releases from the label.

The earlier SACD releases, all Hybrid Layer Multichannel SACDs are:

  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme; Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto by Pieter Wispelwey, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonic (Channel Classics SACD CCS SA 16501)
  • Love and Lament: Works of Monteverdi, Carisimi, etc. by Cappella Figuralis, Jos van Veldhoven conductor (Channel Classics
    SACD CCS SA 17002)
  • Britten: Suites for Cello & Solo Violin by Pieter Wispelwey (Channel Classics SACD CCS SA 17102)
  • Fantazias and Aires: Rediscovered Works of John Jenkins by the Locke Consort (Channel Classics SACD CCS SA 17602)
  • Mozart: Requiem by the Netherlands Bach Society (Channel Classics SACD CCS SA 18102)

    Channel Classics Works to Promote the SACD Format
    Not only has Channel Classics been one of the early adopters when it comes to SACD, they are also working to promote the SACD format. Channel Classics is working closely with Philips on a promotion where key record stores that carry SACDs will get a SACD player from Philips to enable in store demonstrations of SACD discs. This will enable customers to hear SACD recordings via speakers or headphones starting in September.

    More SACDs In The Works
    In addition to recording new Classical albums in DSD, the staff at Channel Classics plans to release some additional SACD titles later this year. They are also exploring the possibility of beginning to release their new Classical releases as single inventory, hybrid Multichannel/Stereo SACDs.

    Touched by Tango by Alfredo Marcucci and Ravel: Piano Works by Dejan Lazic are now available at Tower Records stores as well as web and record stores in Europe and the US that carry SACDs.