2013 is quickly approaching and we’re taking a look back through our 2012 releases!
San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Extended Suites From the Ballets
Producers Victor and Marina Ledin’s 2012 portfolio (including Delibes: Syliva and Coppélia) has been nominated for the 2013 Producer of the Year (Classical) GRAMMY Award!
“Both scores receive first-rate performances… [Martin West] obviously knows the scores like the back of his hand… As such, both Coppélia and Sylvia are performances of grace and elegance… [Keith] Johnson captures his usual glorious sound.” —Anthony Kershaw, Audiophilia.com
“The beautifully full and rich Keith Johnson recording will please most music lovers with not even a hint of harshness or distortion to be heard.” —Karl Lozier, PositiveFeedback.com
Engineer Keith O Johnson’s results befit the label’s audiophile status, creating a sonic space that merges the immediacy of a dance hall with the vibrancy of a concert hall.” — Ken Smith, Gramophone Magazine
The Reference Recordings bass drum has massive impact…The Reference strings are silky sweet, and I have never heard a triangle reproduced with such clarity and focus. The famous saxophone solo in the “Barcarole” must be heard to be believed…you are not likely to hear a better-recorded performance of these extended suites” — Arthur Lintgen Fanfare Magazine
Which leads us to the third reason for hitting the “buy” tab. This latest release from Bay Area’s Reference Recordings, captured over two days at Skywalker Sound by Grammy Award–winning recording engineer Keith O. Johnson and recordist Sean Royce Martin, is sensational. That’s SENSATIONAL. — Jason Victor Serinus, San Francisco Classical Voice