Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 - Janacek - Symphonic Suite from Jenufa - Honeck - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Hybrid SACD
Reference Recordings Fresh! Series
Recorded and Mastered by Soundmirror
This release is the second Pittsburgh Live! multi-channel hybrid SACD offered as part of Reference Recordings' Fresh! series. For more than 116 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been known for its artistic excellence. The PSO has a rich history of the world’s finest conductors and musicians. Past conductors include the legendary names of Reiner, Steinberg, Previn and Maazel. This tradition was furthered in fall 2008, when celebrated Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck was named its Music Director.
The PSO is critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest orchestras, and has completed more than 36 international tours, including 20 European tours, eight trips to the Far East, and two to South America. The PSO was the first American orchestra to perform at the Vatican in January 2004 for the late Pope John Paul II, as part of the Pontiff’s Silver Jubilee celebration.
The PSO also has a long history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the PSO broadcast coast-to-coast, receiving increased national attention in 1982 when it began network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International. The PRI series with the PSO can be heard on classical WQED-FM 89.3 in Pittsburgh. Many critically acclaimed and award winning PSO recordings remain in print and available.
This release and the entire Pittsburgh Live! series are recorded and mastered by the team at Soundmirror, whose outstanding orchestral, solo, opera, and chamber recordings have received over 70 Grammy nominations and awards! Soundmirror has recorded for every major classical record label, now including Reference Recordings. The Fresh! series helps fulfill Reference Recordings’ mission to encourage new artists and give them a strong platform for promotion and sales nationally and internationally.
Antonin Dvorak (composer)
Leos Janacek (composer)
Manfred Honeck (Music Director)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
• Hybrid SACD
• Recorded and mastered by Soundmirror
• Compatible with both SACD and CD players
Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 - Janacek - Symphonic Suite from Jenufa - Honeck Track Listing:
1. Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 88 - I. Allegro con brio
2. Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 88 - II. Adagio
3. Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 88 - III. Allegretto grazioso
4. Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 88 - IV. Allegro ma non troppo
5. Janacek - Symphonic Suite from "Jenufa"