Robert Shaw - Orff: Carmina Burana

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Limited Run of Only 2,000 First Edition Pressings Available for Optimal Sound Quality!!! Ultra High Definition 32-Bit Mastering Produced Using PureFlection Process! This Ultra HD 32-Bit Mastering CD will play on ALL CD players! Noble, emotional, renowned music that moves the heart as well as the feet. A Better CD Production Process - The Pure Reflection (PureFlection) Process: FIM UHD CDs now sound undeniably better than ever! FIM's first priority is to locate a factory that at offers the latest technologies throughout its entire production chain, from the best A-grade polycarbonate materials, to testing and accurate quality control tools. The factory must produce a detailed specification sheet which ensures the discs produced demonstrate the same quality as the original recording. To assure us of the best results, FIM has enlisted the help of one of the most experienced mastering engineers in the industry to craft the glass disc for the final replication process. Winston Ma continually maintains close rapport with him, as well as the original recording engineers, the mastering engineers and the manufacturer to achieve consensus regarding musicality and the sound spectrum. FIM's glass mastering-disc engineer maintains expertise in the latest technologies: he currently uses a special blu-ray recordable mastering thermal process technique to create small smooth grooves which result in precision fidelity. He is meticulous in ensuring the best track pitch and the distance between the spiral of the pits, to reduce the amount of noise the tracking servo in the drive picks up from adjacent tracks, thus ensuring the best parameters on Cross Talk (XT) by minimizing the servo noise of the Drive during playback of the replica results. To further ensure the best quality, FIM stipulates the most extensive test specification requirements. Pure Reflection (PureFlection) discs show in every CD booklet the full spectrum of specification of a given CD in the following categories: BLER (17 items) BERL (9 items) Physical (6 items) Jitter (6 items) E22 Graph and BLER Graph The concept of UHD 32-Bit PureFlection is the transformation of a superior sound into something truly exceptional, enhancing the experience without interfering in it. Sit back, relax and listen to the new sound of a UHD 32-Bit PureFlection CD! Ultra High Definition 32-Bit Mastering! Ultra High Definition 32-Bit Mastering is a proprietary ultra-high-quality mastering system. This leading-edge system has achieved unprecedented sonority and musicality, reproducing as closely as possible the sound of the original master tape! 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This determination requires careful and discerning auditioning and professional judgment. In the end, the human being’s hearing and emotions should be the final arbiter, rather than the print-out of testing equipment or technical measurements. Recognizing these variables, FIM nevertheless tries to use 32-bit depth and 192 kHz bandwidth whenever the original analog master is at hand. Alternatively, if the original recording is on 24/96, the 32/96 may eventually be used to maintain the integrity of the sonority particular to that recording. With this flexibility, First Impression Music believes that preeminent sound is only achievable when the chemistry of the recording, mastering, glass-stamper making, replication, and quality control is right. As always, listening is believing. This recording has been mastered by the new Ultra High Definition 32-Bit Mastering process, which creates an unbelievable sound surpassing other formats! Robert Shaw conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. Rhythm is the driving force behind Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Whether loud and bombastic or sorrowful and gut-wrenching, this work is intensely dramatic. The musical setting of twenty-five poems is sung in medieval Latin and German. The benefits of Ultra HD 32-Bit Mastering: • Ambience of Analogue Sound • Higher Resolution • Undistorted Dynamics • The Lowest Noise Floor, allowing even the quietest musical information to be heard more clearly! • Richer Sound Field • Master-Tape Quality Sound!!! • Delivers what musicians originally intended! Features: • Limited Run of Only 2,000 First Edition Pressings Available! • Produced using PureFlection (Pure Reflection) Process • Ultra HD Mastering • Beautifully packaged • Playable on ALL CD Players! • Re-mastered by Michael Bishop at Five/Four Productions, Ohio, USA • Produced by Winston Ma Musicians: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Robert Shaw, conductor Judith Blegen, soprano Hakan Hagegard, baritone William Brown, tenor Atlanta Boy Choir Selections: Carl Orff (1895-1982) Carmina Burana 1. O Fortuna 2. Fortune plango vulnera 3. Veris leta facies 4. Omnia sol temperat 5. Ecce gratum 6. Tanz 7. Floret silva nobilis 8. Chramer, gip die varwe mir 9. Reie (Orchestra) and Songs 10. Were diu werlt alle min 11. Estuans interius 12. Olim lacus colueram 13. Ego sum abbas 14. In taberna quando sumus 15. Amor volat undique 16. Dies, nox et omnia 17. Stetit puella 18. Circa mea pectora 19. Si puer cum puellula 20. Veni, veni, venias 21. In trutina 22. Tempus est iocundum 23. Dulcissime 24. Ave formosissima 25. O Fortuna Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) Symphonic Metamorphosis 26. Allegro 27. Turandot, Scherzo 28. Andantino 29. Marsch

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Record Label First Impression Music - Lasting Impression Music
Music Genre Classicals