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Blu-ray Audio, Hybrid SACD - DSD, 26 August 2008
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- Product Dimensions : 17.15 x 13.34 x 1.27 cm; 121.9 Grams
- Manufacturer : 2-L
- Original Release Date : 2008
- Label : 2-L
- ASIN : B0025ZIU82
- Number of discs : 2
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The divertimento as a musical genre dates back to the nineteenth century. Divertimenti were composed for various social occasions and were intended to be light, uncomplicated and cheerful. Such pieces were often scored for small string ensemble. Over the years this effortless, elegant form has appeared in many different musical styles and, to a large extent, set the standard for the virtuosic chamber music we know today. A number of the most prominent composers of our age have engaged with this most fascinating musical style and have contributed to its further refinement as a chamber-symphonic showpiece.
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Alas, this is not my favorite performance of the Bartok piece, which is among his most accessible works and which has become something of a classic in the modern classical repertoire. It's impeccably recorded, of course, and the surround mix is quite balanced and appealing without being over the top. However, my preferred recording remains that of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which to my ears is far more energetic.
Still, this release has its great moments, and IMHO the greatest of them is the3 "Carmina" by Terje Bjorklund. It's an absolutely gorgeous performance. The Britten and Bacewicz pieces included here ("Simple Symphony" and "Concerto for String Orchestra," respectively) also are quite good.
So: Yes, I would recommend this to surround fans hungry for classical in the multi-channel format. As for the Bartok ... in my opinion, you can't have too many versions of his "Divertimento" anyway.