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Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" – Bernstein, NYPO (2007) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” – Bernstein, NYPO (2007) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO & FLAC
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 84:35 minutes | 6,38 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 1,57 GB
Label: Sony Music Japan | Year: 1963, 2007 | 3% Recovery Info

“DSD Remastering on a Legendary Recording!

“This legendary first commercial recording by Leonard Bernstein of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 has until now, only been available in generally inferior-sounding LP, open-reel, and CD formats, using a master tape derived from the original recording session tapes. It has never until now, been given the opportunity to show the sonics it likely had, and which it now reveals via SACD. This performance is a true “desert island” recording of the work in audiophile format. Remastering Engineer Andreas K. Meyer was tapped to remaster via the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) process, the entire Columbia/Sony Masterworks cycle for the domestic Carnegie Hall label of Mahler symphonies as recorded by Leonard Bernstein, and the results show improvement, not only on that issue, but on this one as well. Copies of Meyer’s DSD remasterings were sent to Japan for issuance on SACD (including this issue), but for some odd reason, the remasterings of these recordings still have to appear as a domestic issue SACD, at least as of this writing.

“Among the improvements of the DSD/SACD remastering vs. the original issues using the old master tape: There is a better sense of “air” around the individual instruments, and a better semblance of the halls in which the recordings were made, adding to a greater sense of “live” presence. Dynamics have been slightly increased, as well as a slight deepening of the bass frequencies. Also, the dynamics at the point of the last movement huge drum roll are improved; one of the best on all Mahler 2nd recordings.

“The greatest benefits overall, have been the increase in presence of the recording to allow individual instruments to stand out, as well as a slight increase in dynamics, which helps the impact of this recording. If you have one of the earlier formats that didn’t use the Meyer remastering, I’m sure you’ll be able to pick up the improvements in this issuance vs. the earlier. A superb recording!” – Stereophile

ISO/SACD Disc 1:
1. Allegro Maestoso
2. Andante Moderato

ISO/SACD Disc 2:
1. Scherzo. in Ruhig Fliessender Bewegung
2. “Urlicht.” Sehr Feierlich, Aber Schlicht
3. Im Tempo Des Scherzos. Wild Hera

FLAC Tracks 24bit/88,2 kHz Stereo:
1. Allegro Maestoso
2. Andante Moderato
3. Scherzo. in Ruhig Fliessender Bewegung
4. “Urlicht”. Sehr Feierlich, Aber Schlicht
5. Im Tempo Des Scherzos, Wild Herausfahrend

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Tourel, Jennie Tourel, Mezzo-Soprano
Lee Verora, Soprano
The Collegiate Chorale
Recorded September 1963



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