We’re happy to bring you our very first HRx Sampler. If you have been thinking about jumping on the high-resolution bandwagon, this is your best opportunity!
A Classical & Jazz
TRACK LISTING CLASSICAL: Arnold: A Sussex Overture— excerpt 4:59 Malcolm Arnold / London Philharmonic Orchestra from Arnold Overtures, HR-48 (analogue master); 2 Mozart: Piano Concerto #21 in C, K. 467 — finale 6:47 Eugene Istomin / Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz from Mozart Concertos #21 and #24, HR-68 (analogue master); 3 Tchaikovsky: “Hopak,” from Mazeppa 4:12 Eiji Oue / Minnesota Orchestra from Exotic Dances from the Opera, HR-71 (analogue master); 4 Walton: Crown Imperial— finale 5:05 Jerry Junkin / Dallas Wind Symphony / Mary Preston, organ from Crown Imperial, HR-112 (digital master); 5 Satie: Gymnopedie #1 3:38 Eiji Oue / Minnesota Orchestra from Reveries, HR-99 (digital master); 6 Grainger: The Gumsuckers March 3:44 Jerry Junkin / Dallas Wind Symphony from Lincolnshire Posy, HR-117 (digital master); 7 Gottschalk: Suis Moi! Caprice 3:03 Joel Fan, piano from West Of The Sun, HR-119 (digital master); 8 Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances — finale 4:28 Eiji Oue / Minnesota Orchestra from Rachmaninoff [with Etudes-Tableaux; Vocalise] HR-96 (digital master); 9 Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite — Infernal Dance 4:31 Eiji Oue / Minnesota Orchestra from Stravinsky [with The Rite of Spring; The Song of the Nightingale] HR-70 (analogue master); 10 Liszt: Prelude on B-A-C-H 4:05 Felix Hell, organ from Organ Sensation, HR-101 (digital master); 11 Respighi: Belkis, Queen of Sheba Suite — War Dance 2:49 Eiji Oue / Minnesota Orchestra from Respighi [with Dance of the Gnomes; The Pines of Rome] HR-95 (digital master); 12 Britten: The Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra—Fugue 2:48 Michael Stern / Kansas City Symphony from Britten’s Orchestra [with Sinfonia da requiem; Peter Grimes interludes] HR-120 (digital master);
TRACK LISTING JAZZ: 13 Donaldson-Moten:“You’re Driving Me Crazy / Moten Swing” 4:23 Dick Hyman and Swing All-Stars from The Age of Swing, HR-59 (analogue master); 14 Mehling: “Yerba Buena Bounce” 3:51 The Hot Club of San Franciso from Yerba Buena Bounce, HR-109 (digital master); 15 Hyman:” Thinking About Bix” 4:03 Dick Hyman, piano from Thinking About Bix, HR-116 (digital master)
BONUS TRACK!: 16 Garson: “Trio Blues” 6:30 Mike Garson, piano; Stanley Clarke, bass; Billy Mintz, drums; Unreleased out-take from Serendipity, RR-20 (analogue master)
HRx DVD-R data discs contain exact, digit-for-digit copies of the original Reference Recordings 176.4 kHz / 24-bit digital masters. This is the ultimate in fidelity for two-channel sound: TRUE high-resolution audio, ready to load from DVD-R data discs onto your computer music server!
Absolute Sound Review: “Reference Recordings, a company at the forefront of technical advancements for the past 30 years, has broken through the technical barriers to deliver to listeners the exact high-resolution digital bitstreams created during the recording sessions… Hearing these familiar pieces for the first time in high resolution was an absolutely mind-blowing experience… If you want the undisputed state-of-the-art in music reproduction right now, HRx is one thrilling ride. But consider yourself warned: Once you hear high-resolution digital done right, there’s no going back.” – Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, January 2009
Best of Show award for “Greatest Technological Breakthrough: Reference Recordings’ HRx ultra-high resolution (176.4/24) digital music format.” (Alan Taffel: The Absolute Sound April/May 2008)
To play HRx, the files on the DVD-R data disc must be uploaded to a computer music server, which then will play the music files through your audio system. (You cannot play them on CD, DVD, or SACD players)