2012 Covers Jones Iso

VA - Vogtland Philharmonie /Fraas - Sounds of Hollywood Vol. 2 (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

VA - Sounds of Hollywood Vol. 2
Vogtland Philharmonie / Stefan Fraas
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,41 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 805 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Ars Produktion # ARS 38 120 | Country/Year: Germany 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical, Pop, Stage & Screen | Style: Modern Classical, Soundtrack

This is the second album of themes from famous Hollywood films as well as pop classics in the film music genre, performed in spectacular hi-res surround sound by this Bavarian orchestra. (…) Great fun for movie music/hi-res surround fans!" 4/5 ~audiophile-audition
Frederic Chopin - Hardy Rittner - Complete Etudes (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Frederic Chopin - Hardy Rittner - Complete Etudes
Hardy Rittner plays a Conrad Graf Piano (c. 1835)
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,23 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 938 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 904 1747-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano, Period Instrument

"…Outstanding. I cannot recommend this disc highly enough." "…This is a remarkable recording which reveals Chopin in a new light." ~SA-CD.net
Heinrich Schütz - Musikalische Exequien & Motetten / Johann Herman Schein - Suite Nr. 10 (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Heinrich Schütz - Musikalische Exequien & Motetten / Johann Herman Schein - Suite Nr. 10
Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben, Rainer Johannes Homburg / Musica Fiata
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,37 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,03 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 902 1784-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred, Vocal

"This new SACD by the Hymnus Choirboys of Stuttgart and Musica Fiata demonstrates how Schütz worked with opulent Italian impressions while serving as court chapel master in Dresden and employs the finest 2+2+2 technique to transport lavish sound and Venetian grandezza straight to you in your living room…" ~prestoclassical
Josef Suk - BBC Symphony Orchestra - Jiri Belohlavek - A Summer's Tale / Prague (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & Hi-Res FLAC}

Josef Suk - A Summer's Tale / Prague
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Jiri Belohlavek
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,83 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,23 GB | Full Artwork: 106 MB
Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHSA 5109 | Country/Year: UK 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…This new Belohlavek version gives us the best of both worlds by combining nobility of utterance and a passionate advocacy of this stirring music in glorious 5.0 multi-channel sound.
The committed playing of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in both works exemplifies their respect both for Belohlavek as arguably the finest interpreter of Czech music alive today and their enthusiasm for the composer's regrettably still neglected output. This SACD is a mandatory purchase for lovers of Suk's opulent scores and audiophiles alike." ~sa-cd.net
Johann Sebastian Bach - L. St. John, Violin / M.-P. Langlamet, Harp - Sonatas (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & Hi-Res FLAC}

Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonatas
Lara St. John, Violin / Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Harp
SACD ISO: 3,23 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 1,14 GB | Full Artwork: 268 MB
Label/Cat#: Ancalagon # ANC 139 | Country/Year: UK 2012 | 5% Rec. Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"…As usual, Ancalagon gives us an absolutely first-rate production, superb booklet notes in full color, and some of the best Super Audio surround sound on the market today. I keep insisting that small group chamber music provides some of the best opportunities to show off surround sound, and this disc proves the point. When the music is as brilliant and sparkling as we have here—Bach would certainly be thrilled—there simply remains no excuse under the sun to avoid acquiring this disc immediately. This composer oozes from the souls of these two performers." 5/5 ~Audiophile Audition
Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Complete Chamber Music For Strings Vol. 1 (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & Hi-Res FLAC}

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Mandelring Quartett - Complete Chamber Music For Strings Vol. 1
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,57 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,27 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: audite # 92.656 SACD | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Classicism, Romantic, Chamber Music

"…The observations of the dynamic markings are scrupulous and add greatly to the excitement as they seem to be able plumb ever greater tonal depths at either end of the dynamic spectrum. Perhaps most impressive of all is the respect shown by the Mandelring's for the unnumbered quartet of 1823, which although written some 2 years prior to the great octet shows the rapidly growing style of the young Mendelssohn. They play it with the same professionalism and joy that characterises their other performances…" ~sa-cd.net
Robert Schumann - Orchestre dcd Lausanne, Zacharias - Symphonies No. 2 & 4 (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2 C Major Op. 61 / Symphony No. 4 D Minor Op. 120
Christian Zacharias - Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,62 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 863 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 940 1745-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

"…Producer and recording engineer Werner Dabringhaus does excellent work in the Métropole of Lausanne. Since the CD cover notes this as Volume 1, we can expect the First and Third Symphonies to follow. That should be worth waiting for. I hope Zacharias and his band will be given further assignments; this SACD speaks well to the partnership." ~audiophile-audition
Schumann - Gerhard Oppitz / Bamberger Symphoniker - Works For Piano & Orchestra (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Robert Schumann - Works For Piano & Orchestra
Gerhard Oppitz - Bamberger Symphoniker / Marc Andreae
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,57 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,19 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Tudor # 7181 | Country/Year: Switzerland 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

"…The sound is every bit as good as the playing - all players are just "there" and all the highlighting of textures and balance adjustments are obviously not the work of the engineers. Enormously recommended. " ~sa-cd.net
Frederic Chopin - Hardy Rittner - Complete Etudes (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Frederic Chopin - Hardy Rittner - Complete Etudes
Hardy Rittner plays a Conrad Graf Piano (c. 1835)
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,23 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 938 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 904 1747-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano, Period Instrument

"…Outstanding. I cannot recommend this disc highly enough." "…This is a remarkable recording which reveals Chopin in a new light." ~SA-CD.net
Ludwig van Beethoven - Ronald Brautigam - Eroica, Variations (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Ronald Brautigam - Eroica, Variations (1796-1802)
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,60 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,19 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-SACD-1673 | Country/Year: Sweden 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Piano

"…Like the previous releases in this series, BIS's sound is excellent. All I can say are the usually adjectives of praise. Since I received this disc a month and a half ago I've probably listened to the Eroica Variations nearly 20 times – like the previous releases, it's Beethoven played to perfection." (sa-cd.net)