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Karajan Conducts Wagner vol.1

Over the time of the blog, this was requested a number of times, but for a variety of reasons it never happened. Hopefully this will make up for that.

The Stereo SQ encoded HD source used for this decode is available here

Vox CD’s at 20% off

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Naxos has taken over the Vox catologue, and as an opening offer it is possible to purchase the CD’s directly from them with 20% off and free postage (UK).

As you’ll be aware, VOX released many quadraphonic albums, and some of them have made it to CD, so if your after any of them it may be easier to grab them on a remastered CD rather than chasing the aged LP’s

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Nimbus UHJ Releases

Nimbus has been the one constant when it comes to Ambisonic/UHJ releases since the insertion of the system, but although the company still releases albums using UHJ they haven’t been marked as such for some time.

Nimbus are planning to add information regarding which releases are and aren’t UHJ to their website, along with information on how they record them, but in the meantime they have allowed me to pass on this information that should help those who are unsure whether they have, or are about to purchase, is UHJ or not.

UHJ (Nimbus produced albums)

Series: 5000, 7000, 7700, 7800, 8700

Not UHJ (externally purchased/licensed albums)

Series: 2500, 2700, 6000

Pentatone “Spring Promotion” on Quadraphonic Releases

Pentatone are having a clear-out of some of their Philips and DG sourced Quadraphonic releases. Only those shown below are in this promotion, which gives 20% off the listed price until the end of April 2018.

To get the discount you need to use the code: SPRING2018

Beethoven: Symphony No.9

Bizet: Carmen

Puccini: La Fanciulla Del West

Purcell: Dido & Aeneas

Grieg: Peer Gynt

Mozart: Piano Concertos

 

Holst: The Planets, Strauss: Thus Sprach Zarathustra

Deutsche Grammophon would appear to be releasing their Quadraphonic masters from the 1970’s themselves instead of granting Pentatone further access to their vaults.

Released on 6th April 2018. Amazon UK

THE DARK SIDE ILLUMINATED – A REQUIEM MASS FROM THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

THE YAMPA VALLEY CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS:

THE CHORAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!

OBSCURI LATERIS ILLUMINATI
THE DARK SIDE ILLUMINATED

A REQUIEM MASS

FROM

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

BY

JOSEPH PETER BECKER

SUNDAY, MAY 27
THE STEAMBOAT CHRISTIAN CENTRE
3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO

TICKETS: $35.00

This new work by composer, JOSEPH PETER BECKER, engages the secular wisdom of PINK FLOYD’S iconic DARK SIDE OF THE MOON in a dialogue with the wisdom of HOLY SCRIPTURE—sometimes in harmony, sometimes in tension, and always with spirited agility.

This concert will feature the STEAMBOAT CHAMBER SINGERS, who sing under the direction of CHRISTEL HOUSTON; AMERICAN FLOYD, KANSAS CITY, one of the best Pink Floyd Tribute Bands in the United States, and Soprano, NICOLE LOPEZ-HAGAN; and will be directed by the composer, JOSEPH PETER BECKER.

The STEAMBOAT CHAMBER SINGERS can be seen here: https://youtu.be/Qnr09HKYuP4

AMERICAN FLOYD, KANSAS CITY, can be seen here: https://pinkfloydkc.com/

NICOLE LOPEZ-HAGAN can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/nicole-lopez-hagan

To interview the composer, email DR. BECKER here: josephpeterbecker@gmail.com

To hear excerpts from the demo (with virtual singers, come to the concert to hear the real thing), click here: https://soundcloud.com/yampa-valley-choral-society

The entire work, with real-time English translation, (again with virtual singers) can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/200914544 This is a private video, and the password is, “requiem.”

You don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime performance. Tickets are expected to go quickly, so get yours today!

TICKETS may be purchased here: http://www.yampavalleychoralsociety.org/news

For more information, contact Sharon Smith here: info@yampavalleychoralsociety.org

+Obscuri Lateris Illuminati Poster

Mahler’s Third – Ambisonic Recording

Mahler’s Third

Due for release in 2018