Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Benjamin Britten – Britten: War Requiem (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:11:04 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Decca
“DECCA has used the most recent digital and Cedar technology to improve the original sound, under the overall supervision of veteran technician James Lock. This is one of the great performances of recording history.” Over half a century has passed since this classic DECCA recording was made in Kingsway Hall, London in January 1963. While the performance remains a benchmark, time has left the original analogue master tapes more fragile than ever. For this Britten centenary edition, DECCA has gone back to the original tapes and used the latest techniques and extensive comparison with the earliest LP pressings and subsequent remasterings, to make a definitive transfer. For the first time ever, all audio processing has been achieved in the 96 kHz 24-bit domain. The Studio Master HighRes-Download affords an unprecedented opportunity to hear the recording at this resolution.