Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Delores Stevens, piano/Ives String Quartet
AIX RECORDS AIX 80005
Another quality recording from this label, both in performance and sound. You can see the performance as well as hear it. This DVDA contains all of the features of the New Jersey SO recording (see COMMENTS). Wonderfully natural sound, whether heard in stage, audience or stereo mixes.
Canyon Suite. Mississippi Suite. Niagara Falls Suite.
Bournemouth Symphony Orch/William T. Stromberg, cond.
NAXOS 5.110002 TT: 67:41
This is the first "budget" DVDA, and a huge success both as a performance and recording (see REVIEW). Superb surround in every way although one could quibble about the solo violin in On the Trail being overly prominent. Splendid big-hall effect and presence with lots of impactful low bass - check out Thunder of the Waters from Niagara Falls Suite. The production was by K&A Productions - they have made about forty recordings in multi-channel. Let's have more of them! There's no news yet that Naxos will issue multi-channel SACDs so if you want to hear this in surround, this DVDA is the only way. (NOTE: this has now been issued on SACD[REVIEW]).