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The Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 2

Release Date: 01/01/2006 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 284   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAntonín DvorákBenjamin BrittenFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Alison MitchellArtur PizarroAlison McGillivrayEmma Bell
Conductor:  Joseph SwensenAlexander JaniczekDavid McGuinnessRichard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber OrchestraScottish EnsembleConcerto Caledonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Linn Records is pleased to announce the release of The Linn Surround Sound Collection Vol. 2, our superb new SACD sampler. Following numerous requests from the audiophile community, Linn Records has produced a stunning new collection of demonstration quality tracks that showcase our artists at their very best. Encompassing classical, jazz and Celtic music, The Linn Surround Sound Collection Vol. 2 exemplifies Linn Records' commitment to quality, originality and diversity. Many of the artists featured on The Linn Surround Sound Collection Vol. 2 have never before appeared on a Linn Records sampler CD. Making their debut are La Scala and Covent Garden favourite Emma Bell, whose soaring soprano voice garnered her numerous five star reviews for Read more her 2005 album "Handel Operatic Arias", the inimitable Girl Talk, a trio of divas whose witty and politically incorrect showstoppers have delighted UK audiences for seven sell-out years, Ian Shaw, recently nominated for 'Best Vocalist' at this year's BBC Jazz Awards and named Britain's leading male jazz singer by The Guardian and Baroque specialist Alison McGillivray whose debut album "Geminiani Cello Sonatas" was awarded Best Classical CD of 2005 by the Financial Times. Tracks by William Carter and Ian Bruce, not originally released on the SACD format, have been specially mastered for inclusion on this compilation. Particularly exciting is the inclusion of a new track by Barb Jungr, from her new album "Walking in the Sun" due for release in October 2006. This is the first time a new track has ever been previewed on a Linn sampler. Read less

Works on This Recording

Czech Suite in D major, Op. 39/B 93: 2nd movement, Polka by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Joseph Swensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Bohemia 
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 5th movement, Aria Italiana by Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Concerto for Flute no 1 in G major, K 313 (285c): 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alison Mitchell (Flute)
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Pizarro (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Sonatas (6) for Cello and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 4 in B flat major: Allegro by Francesco Geminiani
Performer:  Alison McGillivray (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Overtures (6), Op. 1: no 2 in C major - Allegro by (Earl of Kelly) Erskine
Conductor:  David McGuinness
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Caledonia
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1761; Scotland 
Ariodante, HWV 33: Orrida agli occhi miei by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emma Bell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Egarr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Written: 1735 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A truly balanced sampler ... May 8, 2012 By D. Leung (Hong Kong, N/A) See All My Reviews "This is not because I play my CDs via balanced connections. This disc is a quality product which covers a lot of ground across the spectrum of various kinds of music. The really precious thing about it is all tracks are equally good in sound and context. Not a single track was boring. No track was underpar. From the start to finish my attention was fully drawn to it and I did not leave my seat.
Congratulate Linn on achieving such brilliant CD sound from an SACD at such a reasonable price. Also thanks to Arkiv for stocking it as many shops do not now."
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