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Divertimenti - Britten, Bartok, Etc / Gimse, Trondheimsolistene [Audio-Only Blu-ray]


Release Date: 08/26/2008 
Label:  Two-l   Catalog #: 50   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenGrazyna BacewiczTerje BjorklundBéla Bartók
Conductor:  Oyvind Gimse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim Soloists
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 2-disc set consists of a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players plus an audio-only (i.e., with no video content) Blu-ray disc of the same music playable only on Blu-ray players.



Surround yourself with this sumptuous string-playing – but is Blu-ray gold standard?

This is in some ways historic, as the first audio classical Blu-ray disc. The sound is spectacular in whatever format you use (a hybrid version is also included) but the jump to Blu-ray is, as in vision, a leap forward. None of which would matter were the performances not uniformly excellent. Will this be a one-off or the trickle
Read more before the flood?

-- Gramophone [11/2008]
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Works on This Recording

1. Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Oyvind Gimse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim Soloists
Written: 1933-1934; England 
2. Concerto for Strings by Grazyna Bacewicz
Conductor:  Oyvind Gimse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; Poland 
3. Quartet for Strings "Carmina" by Terje Bjorklund
Conductor:  Oyvind Gimse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Norway 
4. Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz 113 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Oyvind Gimse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Budapest, Hungary 

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