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- Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 - Berlioz Overtures Le corsaire and Le carnaval romain - Moores School Symphony Orchestra - Franz Anton Krager, conductor
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Great recording in surround, but music is boring!
nice all around
The strings play quite well, though the brass (particularly the horns) are somewhat challenged. Nice spacious recording with one balance issue - the tuba part is far too prominent. Not a recording that commands attention unless you are a surround nut (which, unfortunately, I am).
Title: Bruckner Symphony No. 7 in E Major (1885, ed. Haas/Nowak)
Berlioz Overture, Le corsaire, op. 21 and Overture, Le carnaval romain, op. 9
Artist(s): Moores School Symphony Orchestra - Franz Anton Krager, conductor
Recording Info: Produced & Recorded by John Gladney Proffitt
High Resolution 24/192k - Surround Sound 5.0
Recorded in public concert 1 October 2016 in the Moores Opera House, University of Houston
“I'm amazed by the quality of the Moores School Symphony Orchestra - despite some passing and inconsequential flaws in the playing (understandable in a one-shot live performance - the concert was a couple of months ago), I would never guess that this is a university level ensemble. Some of the treacherous, high-lying parts for the cellos in the first movement of the Bruckner are played with incredible depth of tone which really impressed me….As with the HDTT Respighi album, I love the sound quality, even if the Moores Opera House acoustic is once again too dry. But what I really love is the holistic entirety of the sound that engineer John Proffitt has captured - never is there the sense that the balances are being manipulated in the control room. This is really gratifying for a listener like me, and is so much better than the sound on so many recordings where the engineers want to see themselves as artists in their own right. Well, maybe they are artists, but they should practice (as Mr. Proffitt does) the art that conceals the art!
Overall, I found this new Bruckner/Berlioz album to be an engaging and enjoyable recording (I listened to the 24/192 multi-channel version, although, as usual with HDTT, many formats, platforms and resolutions are available.) I feel fortunate to have heard it, and I'll be returning to it again for sure!”
Chris, posted in AudioAsylum.com on 9 December 2016
ANTON BRUCKNER (1824 – 1896)
Symphony No. 7 in E Major (1885, ed. Haas/Nowak)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio. Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam
3. Scherzo. Sehr schnell
4. Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht schnell.
HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803 – 1869)
5. Overture, Le corsaire, op. 21
6. Overture, Le carnaval romain, op. 9