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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 [Blu-ray] [2011]
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 [Blu-ray] [2011]
Dvd ~ Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Price: £28.98

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3.0 out of 5 stars A feedback on the sound quality of this recording, 6 May 2011
Three stars only for the quality of audio recording. There is nothing to add to the rave reviews of the fine music making, which all other reviewers has been focusing on.
The only real drawback of this blu-ray disc is the fact that the DTS-HD Master Audio audio track is encoded at only slightly higher bitrate of 1.8 Mbps then a core DTS of 16-bit/48 KHz/1.5 Mbps found on the standard DVD disc.
Ironically enough the same production team at the Accentus (producer Michael Beyer) has produced the blu-ray disc of Abbado's Mahler 5th symphony for the EuroArts. This blu-ray disc has a DTS-HD MA track of 24-bit/48 KHz/4.3 Mbps which is a huge improvement over the sound track of standard DVD recording of the same concert issued 6 years ago.
So I do not recommend to pay a premium for this blu-ray disc compared to the same recording on a standard DVD. The picture quality of the standard DVD is probably less appealing on a huge TV screen, but this is a no issue for a music lover - just sit more then 3 meters away from the screen.
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