Dr. Peter J. Mckenzie

Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (31 of 44)
Location: Oxford, Oxon United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,292,311 - Total Helpful Votes: 31 of 44
Albert Herring [DVD] [2011] <b>DVD</b> ~ Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Albert Herring [DVD] [2011] DVD ~ Glyndebourne Festival Opera
6 of 16 people found the following review helpful
This is a superb performance of which I also have the PAL VHS and which has good colour and well above average HiFi stereo. I am thinking of the incredible difference between some of the BBC/ Glyndebourne DVDs: eg Queen of Spades: the US DVD- NTSC DD - not too bad and theUK PAL LPCM DVD, probably the best opera DVD performance, picture and audio I have seen. I have both versions as the Region 1 version was issued many, many months before the Region 2. I saw this live. It was the last note of music played in the old hall and of course, there was no room for cameras at the live performances, which means that this performance has the most perfect audio balance and production. There, a review… Read more
Anthems from King's - English Choral Favourites [D&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Cam.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The world class musicianship and sound of the choir are captured to near perfection: indeed the audio is all I plan to review: the performances and visuals are beyond any criticism I can think of: except that the multi-angle portion strikes me as a space consuming gimmick which just might have denied us full bit-rate DTS.
The surround audio is *not* Dolby Digital but DTS 5.1. Tnis is absolutely stunning - I thought initially not capable of improvement, but the disc itself disproves me. The DTS is carried at half the allowable full bit rate, which curtails the upper frequencies from about 24 kHz to 18kHz. The LPCM uncompressed stereo track conceals a standard 48kHz sampling rate (22 kHz… Read more
Anthems from King's - English Choral Favourites [D&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Cam.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The fact that the musicianship and singing are near to perfection can be taken for granted in this disc, with the world famous King's College Choir Cambridge, England in the unsurpassed acoustic of its equally famous chapel and organ. The Anthems are a lovely selection af considerable variety, some well known and some not (to me anyway).
The feature which I feel must be emphasised is the audio quality.
There is NO Dolby Digital track. There is, however, a 2 channel stereo track of quite breathtaking transparency. Partly this is because it is 24 bit (not 16 bit as usual) /48k. On my system, the speakers simply disappeared and seemed unrelated to the music which just sounded 'real'… Read more

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