Stephen Hough, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton -
Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra; Paganini Rhapsody (2004)
PS3 Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DST 64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 144:42 minutes | Scans included (PDF) | 6,71 GB
or FLAC Stereo 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included (PDF) | 2,39 GB
The combination of Dallas and Litton offers a conductor who adores Sergei Rachmaninov (he has recorded all the symphonies) and understands the works from a pianist’s perspective, an orchestra with a glorious and old-fashioned string sound of the kind with which the composer would be familiar, a hall to record in which is one of the best in the world, and let’s not forget Stephen Hough who has already won two Gramophone ‘Record of the Year’ accolades for his concerto recordings. As the results here triumphantly show, all our hopes have been fulfilled, and more.