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Anyone Download from BSO Classics? Will likely purchase the Nelson's Sibelius 2nd

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Posted on January 3, 2017 at 13:37:50
jdaniel@jps.net
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much better pricing than Presto, and option to sample tracks first. 24/96 resolution is clearly stated. It's available in surround as well. I listened to performance on youtube and I'm very impressed.

That said, I'm interested in some other titles as well, such as the Levine Daphnis, but its resolution isn't stated.

Other titles offered have download options described as either MP3 or "HD."

 

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Yes and the Sibelius 2 is excellent. (NT), posted on January 3, 2017 at 16:51:52
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I just wonder what they mean by "HD" on some titles, others have no resolution listed at all, but are offered, posted on January 3, 2017 at 20:30:29
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as 5 channel.

Hmmm.

 

RE: I just wonder what they mean by "HD" on some titles, others have no resolution listed at all, but are offered, posted on January 4, 2017 at 06:10:31
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Dunno. I suspect that the HDs are all 24/96 but the resolutions are undefined for the surround offerings.

 

Clarification please..., posted on January 4, 2017 at 15:59:10
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I Googled BSO classics and got two results ; Boston Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Which one ? Or another?

 

Boston., posted on January 4, 2017 at 16:36:06
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I don't think Nelsons has recorded with the Bournemouth team.

FWIW, the Bournemouth Sibelius with Berglund is very good but not in modern sound like Nelsons or Vanska.

 

RE: Boston., posted on January 4, 2017 at 17:03:26
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Thanks Kal. I also should have noticed the OP's reference to the Levine Daphnis and Chloe which I have had on SACD since it became available. I shall investigate further.

 

RE: I just wonder what they mean by "HD" on some titles, others have no resolution listed at all, but are offered, posted on January 4, 2017 at 17:17:56
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Dunno too. Looking through their offerings I see that a few are offered as HD but the majority are only in lossy formats; MP3 or standard and surround WMA. So my interpretation is that HD = 16/44.1. Going to 24/96 is too great a leap given that 16/44.1 is not specified as such yet is the most common lossless format and that they would be crazy to ignore it. NB, no I am not going to spend any money downloading a sample to find out.

 

I have the Sibelius 2 in 24/96. (NT), posted on January 4, 2017 at 18:40:16
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That was my experience, but some are indeed clearly labeled 96/24. I wont be shying away from those., posted on January 4, 2017 at 22:10:45
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After listening to samples of Levine's Daphnis, I'm a little hesitant because the pacing of his Sunrise seems a little hurried.

I guess I'll just fall back on the Munch.

 

RE: I have the Sibelius 2 in 24/96. (NT), posted on January 5, 2017 at 02:30:46
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Yes, that's one where the data rate is shown.

However, sometimes the data rate is shown, sometimes not. Sometimes titles are ony available in lossy formats, sometimes not. Sometimes the lossy formats are MP3, AIFF (rate unspecified)and WMA, sometimes only MP3. Sometimes HD is 24/96, sometimes 24/88.2, sometimes unknown. A couple of recordimgs come in 16/44.1. Sometimes AIFF attracts a premium, sometimes not. Sometimes the premium is $1, sometimes 50 cents.

Do I get any idea from this that they have a policy or that they even have a clear idea of what they are doing? Not really. It all looks like amateur time. It also gives me the opinion that if I buy an unspecified "HD" recording then what I get will be, MP3 aside, pot luck. And for some unlucky folk that HD may turn out to be 88.2 and not playable with their digital processor, especially if it is a few years old ( I recall JA complaining in several reviews that he couldn't replay his own 88.2 recordings).

 

Agreed..., posted on January 5, 2017 at 12:08:56
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after listening to the 24/96 two-channel iteration.


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RE: Clarification please..., posted on January 5, 2017 at 13:09:38
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Since the Bournemouth SO is my local orchestra in the UK, I should note that this orchestra's recordings are listed under bsolive.com whereas the Boston SO is listed at bso.org - and I second Kal's comments about the Sibelius recordings from the UK orchestra.

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Just streamed it on TIDAL..., posted on January 5, 2017 at 19:19:37
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and I'd say the folks in Boston have a keeper in Nelsons.

And, like MTT and SFO, having their own label seems to be working as well.









 

Well, all the anticipation, pulled the trigger and.... "not available in your geographic location." D'oh!, posted on January 7, 2017 at 08:35:41
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So, picked up the whole Nelsons disc on Presto, along with Fleming's Barber Knoxville, the latter kindly offered by the track.

I haven't heard the Tannhauser Overture in years.

 

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