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Divertimenti Blu-specCD


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  • Blu-ray Audio (May 1 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Blu-specCD
  • Label: L2l
  • ASIN: B0025ZIU82
  • Other Editions: Blu-ray Audio
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,793 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike on Dec 17 2008
Format: Blu-ray Audio
Ce Blu-ray audio est une vraie découverte. J'ai écouté autant la version SACD que la version Blu-ray et cette dernière a vraiment toute la texture musicale que je souhaitais un jour écouter à la maison. La version SACD est un peu plus douce, plus veloutée que la version blu-ray. La piste LPCM 5.1 est extraordinaire. Dès le départ tu es emporté par la qualité sonore et musicale. L'enregistrement a été exécuté afin que tu sois placé au centre de l'action musicale. Ce n'est pas un remix. Bravo 2L pour cet extraordinaire réussite.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
A Little Clarification Aug. 23 2008
By Neaklaus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Audio
This is a 2 disc set from 2L Called "Divertimenti". The first disc is an
SACD Hybrid that features 69:00 mins. of works by Britten, Bacewicz, Bjorklund, and Bartok. All works for String Orchestra. The recordings are
done in DXD or Digital Extreme Definition.The SACD disc is the usual Three layers DSD Stereo, DSD Surround and regular CD Stereo. On the second disc which is a Blu-Ray Disc, the same works are featured available in Linear PCM 24bit/192khz,both Stereo and 5.1Surround, dts-hd MA 5.1 Surround,24bit/192 and Dolby TrueHD24bit/192, 5.1 Surround, and Dolby Digital 48khz,5.1 Surround and The perfomers are the Trondheim Soloists. The only Video on the second disc is the menu guide, this disc is being refered to as the first
release of a purely music only Blu-Ray disc. I suspect that the performances are all first rate, as all these works are a real showcase for any string orchestra.
24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
First BD-Audio Sept. 9 2008
By B. Hendriksen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Audio
Tonal quality is first rate, especially through my Panasonic BD-50 blu ray player.
By comparison even better than the SACD disc through my Linn Unidisk player.
However, the surround mix (while very involving) places you in the middle of the orchestra, which I do not like.
From the booklet it seems this was deliberate- I wonder why then 2L don't use this mixing in their other SACD's?
Their normal 5.1 SACD's are also of prime quality (think BIS, Linn and HM quality) and make you feel in the second row which I prefer...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Collectors Disc for Sure Dec 19 2009
By Robert Salita - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Audio Verified Purchase
The ultimate Blu-Ray showoff disc. Impressive use of Blu-Rays advanced audio abilities. Sure to be a classic Blu-Ray disc. They're out of print and new ones are incredibly expensive. I was able to snag one used.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Stunning Dynamic range sound through my Paradigms July 22 2009
By V. Mohammed - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Audio Verified Purchase
This recording is like no other, however, you have to be able to reproduce the sound to appreciate it. I can hear a definite difference with this compared to other CD's over my PS3, Pioneer elite receiver and Paradigm Speakers. Love it.
Cons: Music selection
Pros: Sound and recording quality
Not quite up to the hype... Jan. 12 2012
By maelje - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Audio Verified Purchase
I had very high hopes for this release, based in large part on the number of reviews I'd read on amazon and elsewhere. And being a surround sound addict, I was anxious to hear how the various divertimenti presented here would sound in a multi-channel format. But one of the main reasons I bought this double disc was its inclusion of Bela Bartok's "Divertimento for Strings."

Alas, this is not my favorite performance of the Bartok piece, which is among his most accessible works and which has become something of a classic in the modern classical repertoire. It's impeccably recorded, of course, and the surround mix is quite balanced and appealing without being over the top. However, my preferred recording remains that of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which to my ears is far more energetic.

Still, this release has its great moments, and IMHO the greatest of them is the3 "Carmina" by Terje Bjorklund. It's an absolutely gorgeous performance. The Britten and Bacewicz pieces included here ("Simple Symphony" and "Concerto for String Orchestra," respectively) also are quite good.

So: Yes, I would recommend this to surround fans hungry for classical in the multi-channel format. As for the Bartok ... in my opinion, you can't have too many versions of his "Divertimento" anyway.

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