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World first live double-DSD concert transmission tests start this weekend

Marathon music event from Japan will be followed next Saturday by live Berlin Philharmonic concert – and all in beyond-SACD quality

UPDATE 04.04.2015: Korg DS-DAC100m… 265 more words


Dudamel Won't Lead New York or Berlin in 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced today that Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract with the orchestra through mid-2022. In addition to continuing his role as music director, he will add the title of “artistic director.”

Sir Simon Rattle Accepts New Job for 2017

Sir Simon Rattle has been appointed music director of the London Symphony Orchestra beginning in 2017. The current Principal Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic will leave his post there in 2018. 11 more words

Schubert: Symphony No. 9: First movement

Since you all seemed to enjoy that last one, here’s the second half of the first movement of Schubert’s Ninth Symphony as performed by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan.

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Sorry, Simon, London doesn't need another concert hall - Telegraph

The boy done good. Simon Rattle, our very own great conductor, has made it to the very top of the musical tree. He’s been leading the…

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Schubert: Symphony No. 9: finale

I’ve always thought this was an incredible recording, though one could make an objection that it sounds more like Bruckner than Schubert. Still, it’s some pretty amazing playing and the way the recording is engineered (if you can tell) adds something atmospheric to the experience. 14 more words

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Rattle conducts Sibelius - Symphony no.7

Rattle conducts Sibelius – Symphony no.7, in the last of a three-concert residency from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, performing all the composer’s symphonies

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle – Barbican Hall, live on BBC Radio 3, 12 February 2015. 576 more words

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