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Discussion: The Mahler Album - Amsterdam Sinfonietta

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Post by tailspn December 16, 2011 (1 of 20)
David Hurwitz of Classics Today gave this a 10/10

http://www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=13607

Post by Oakland December 16, 2011 (2 of 20)
tailspn said:

David Hurwitz of Classics Today gave this a 10/10

http://www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=13607

Just ordered it. Thanks.

Robert C. Lang

Post by tailspn December 19, 2011 (3 of 20)
I have most of the Channel Amsterdam Sinfonietta SACDs, and appreciate them not only for their musicianship, but for how they sound. They all have a richness, level of realism, and sonic detail that is typical of Channel Classics. But this one immediately struck me as different. The strings were much more realistic, as was the spaciousness.

I wasn't expecting this since the booklet tech notes stated the converters used were the Meitner and dCS, as on previous sessions. While very good, they each have an identifiable sonic signature. A note to Jared cleared up the confusion. The booklet is incorrect, this session/SACD used the Grimm converters, and it was obvious. I particularly like the Mahler 5 Adagio. I get to hear a similar size grope here in Boston, A Far Cry, and this was like sitting in front of them. Highly recommended.

Post by Anders January 13, 2012 (4 of 20)
tailspn said:

I have most of the Channel Amsterdam Sinfonietta SACDs, and appreciate them not only for their musicianship, but for how they sound. They all have a richness, level of realism, and sonic detail that is typical of Channel Classics. But this one immediately struck me as different. The strings were much more realistic, as was the spaciousness.

I wasn't expecting this since the booklet tech notes stated the converters used were the Meitner and dCS, as on previous sessions. While very good, they each have an identifiable sonic signature. A note to Jared cleared up the confusion. The booklet is incorrect, this session/SACD used the Grimm converters, and it was obvious. I particularly like the Mahler 5 Adagio. I get to hear a similar size grope here in Boston, A Far Cry, and this was like sitting in front of them. Highly recommended.

I have always liked the playing by Amsterdam Sinfonietta, but found the sound quite odd. This time it´s quite a treat just as You also noticed.
Besides the always eminent work by Jared it´s obvious that we have to thank the Grimm converter. I can just imagine what it will sound like when the new VDH cables etc are used. Judged by the recording of Lavinia Meier´s last harp recording it´s something to look forward to.

Post by pgmdir January 13, 2012 (5 of 20)
This is an incredible release. Great programming, great music making, and a recording that puts you right there. If the music appeals, and it should, don't hesitate.

Post by Hitters January 13, 2012 (6 of 20)
I believe this to be an enterprising and very interesting program. Looking forward to this one. The Amsterdam Sinfonietta is a top notch ensemble.

Post by audioholik February 22, 2012 (7 of 20)
tailspn said:

I have most of the Channel Amsterdam Sinfonietta SACDs, and appreciate them not only for their musicianship, but for how they sound. They all have a richness, level of realism, and sonic detail that is typical of Channel Classics. But this one immediately struck me as different. The strings were much more realistic, as was the spaciousness.

I wasn't expecting this since the booklet tech notes stated the converters used were the Meitner and dCS, as on previous sessions. While very good, they each have an identifiable sonic signature. A note to Jared cleared up the confusion. The booklet is incorrect, this session/SACD used the Grimm converters, and it was obvious. I particularly like the Mahler 5 Adagio. I get to hear a similar size grope here in Boston, A Far Cry, and this was like sitting in front of them. Highly recommended.

Thanks for the heads up.

I'll be getting the SACD soon... can;t wait to listen to the Adagietto from Mahler 5 and Adagio from Symphony no. 10.

Post by Iain February 22, 2012 (8 of 20)
tailspn said:

I have most of the Channel Amsterdam Sinfonietta SACDs, and appreciate them not only for their musicianship, but for how they sound. They all have a richness, level of realism, and sonic detail that is typical of Channel Classics. But this one immediately struck me as different. The strings were much more realistic, as was the spaciousness.

I wasn't expecting this since the booklet tech notes stated the converters used were the Meitner and dCS, as on previous sessions. While very good, they each have an identifiable sonic signature. A note to Jared cleared up the confusion. The booklet is incorrect, this session/SACD used the Grimm converters, and it was obvious. I particularly like the Mahler 5 Adagio. I get to hear a similar size grope here in Boston, A Far Cry, and this was like sitting in front of them. Highly recommended.

Despite my general dislike of anything that reeks of Mahler, I might give this one a go as I have AS earlier "Bohemian Album". That's one of my top 5 reference titles.

Post by Nagraboy March 1, 2012 (9 of 20)
Got this two days ago after getting a recommendation here. I've very little experience of Mahler, but thought this might be a good entry point.

From the first seconds I was actually quite stunned by how beautiful and poignant the music was. And as the disc played on, I realised what an excellent recording this is. The strings are so wheel-defined and textured, yet never harsh in an unrealistic way. Well done Channel!

The same day I also got the Handel/Croft Netherlands Bach Society disc Handel, Croft - The Netherlands Bach Society. Have yet to play it, but am expecting another wonderful musical experience from Jared and co. this evening. Arnaldo - I'll let you know how it goes later on.

Post by hiredfox March 2, 2012 (10 of 20)
Arnaldo said:

You can't go wrong with Jared & Co., although in all fairness, Jared is the Co. But keep in mind that the gem of the lot is Vivaldi: Sacred works for soprano and concertos - Florilegium.

After reading your entry (acting as a reminder), we played our disc again last night.

Sublime and a beautiful night's sleep thereafter. A perfect way to end a day.

This ensemble never disappoints.

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