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Linn Super Audio Collection 6 – [Playlist Follows] Linn Records

Another excellent sampling of the label's variety of music and artists, all in hi-res surround.

Published on December 16, 2012

Linn Super Audio Collection 6 – [Playlist Follows] Linn Records multichannel SACD AKP 408, 64:11 [9/26/12] (Distr. by Naxos) ****:

In the sixth volume of their SACD samplers, Linn brings listeners 15 recent tracks by a cross-section of their award-winning artists. Jazz vocalist Claire Martin gets things started with “Lazy Afternoon.” Among the classical ensembles featured are Phantasm, The Dunedin Consort, the Retrospect Trio, Capella Nova, The Prince Consort, The Avison Ensemble, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. This “mixtape” of some of their best performers is put together with great love and attention and can serve as an introduction to some of their complete SACDs. Other solo performers on these tracks include cellist Richard Tunnicliffe, pianist Gottlieb Wallisch, tenor James Gilchrist and percussionist Kuniko Kato.

Musically the range is from early music, and straight-ahead jazz to rather avant material such as the percussion version of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint. Sonics, as usual with Linn, are among the very best, with 5.0 hi-res surround on all tracks.

TrackList:
Moross, Jerome : Lazy Afternoon
Reich, Steve : Electric Counterpoint (version for percussion) Movement 3
Byrd, William : Browning a 5, for instrumental consort (“The Leaves Bee Greene”)
Handel, George Frideric : Esther Act 3. Scene 1. Air
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K. 330 Andante cantabile
Britten, Benjamin : On This Island, Op. 11 Nocturne
Purcell, Henry : Sonata in G minor, Z. 790 5. Largo
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Apollo et Hyacinthus Duetto
Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 3. Courante
MacMillan, James : Lux aeterna, for chorus
Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8/4, RV 297 “Winter” (from The Four Seasons) 1. Allegro con molto
Brahms, Johannes : Am Donaustrande, waltz for vocal quartet & piano, 4 hands (Liebeslieder Waltzes), Op. 52/9
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for oboe, violin, viola & cello in F major, K. 370 3. Rondeau allegro
Rogier, Philippe : Missa Philippus Secundus Rex Hispaniae Agnus Dei
Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 Marche au supplice

—John Sunier




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