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Speaking of domesticated Rachmaninoff: Oue's Symphonic Dances on Reference is the best digital recording I've heard yet




It reminds me so much of the old Aubort/Nickrenz -engineered Ravel Vox Box in Minnesota: strings are silky-smooth as sea moss at all volumes, and winds and brass sound dew-kissed, if that makes sense. In my experience, digital's fine if engineers would simply back up the mic's a bit, and that's what Reference does.

As a performance, the musicians seem extremely enthusiastic about the piece and Oue's careful balances and attention to detail (savor all those clear harp and flute flourishes echoing cymbal crashes) doesn't get in the way of the forward momentum. The central lyrical section of the final mov't is gorgeous. Really.

FWIW, my "Europeanized" (irony) reference has always been Janson's with the St. Petersburg on EMI.

You'd never mistake the above for a Melodiya, but that's OK here.

People are currently raving about Reference's DSD sound of in Detroit and Kansas, but IMHO Oue's "ancient" recording slightly surpasses them both, at least based upon what I've heard so far.


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Topic - Speaking of domesticated Rachmaninoff: Oue's Symphonic Dances on Reference is the best digital recording I've heard yet - jdaniel@jps.net 08:28:26 03/07/17 (55)

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