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classical chamber music in DSD format

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Anyone know of good classical chamber music available in DSD? I haven't really started to dig into the selections but I suppose that in the classical domain there might be only the showpieces like "Firebird Suite" of "The Planets" (neither of which I care to listen to or own).

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An artist I like myself is Lavinia Meijer. She plays harp. Her recordings on Channel Classics are available in addition to SACDs as DSD downloads. Links to her albums below. The label also has a nice selection of other DSD recordings, but I can't recommend any of them personally having not heard any of them.

 

http://www.channelclassics.com/meijer-33912.html

 

http://www.channelclassics.com/meijer-29709.html

 

http://www.channelclassics.com/meijer-31711.html

 

http://www.channelclassics.com/meijer-28908.html

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Thanks, T J Elite, looks interesting, good harp music (not arrangements) and looks like Channel Classics is a valuable source of DSD files because they provide tracks at all rates down to MP3. Before I drop the big bucks on a DSD album I want to preview a few tracks and get a sense of the overall recording quality, and a few MP3 tracks can be purchased inexpensively.

 

It looks like DSD albums are only available as the full album, not tracks--is that typical?

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Originally Posted by johncarm View Post
 

Thanks, T J Elite, looks interesting, good harp music (not arrangements) and looks like Channel Classics is a valuable source of DSD files because they provide tracks at all rates down to MP3. Before I drop the big bucks on a DSD album I want to preview a few tracks and get a sense of the overall recording quality, and a few MP3 tracks can be purchased inexpensively.

 

It looks like DSD albums are only available as the full album, not tracks--is that typical?

I only purchase SACDs myself, not DSD files, so I can't comment on whether album-only releases are typical or just something Channel Classics practices. Like you said it's nice they offer practically all formats a person might desire.

 

Below are two music video with Meijer performing. YouTube sound quality and edited in length for the videos, but still a reference for how she performs and beautifully put together videos in general. The second is from an album she did for Sony Classical.

 

Channel Classics also has a YouTube channel if you want to explore more of their artists. Link to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/channelclassics/videos

 

 

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I listed to the YouTube videos. I'm not all that familiar with the sound of harp but the recorded sound seems to lack body, has kind of a distant perspective which doesn't really serve harp music well. I'll check out some other Channel Classics. I'm interested in that Bach B Minor Bass recording.

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Just listened to the some of the Bach B Minor Mass 30 second clips on Channel Classics. Sounds nice, might have to get that DSD file, but I would probably buy the entire MP3 album first to make sure I like the music enough---could save me money if I end up finding the music undesirable. 

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Oh, by the way, I wish Channel Classics allowed 90 second previews instead of 30 seconds. ITunes switched to 90 seconds a while back (at least they did for a time, not sure if they still do) and it makes a lot more sense. 30 seconds is just not enough time to know if you like something. If they are concerned about giving away free music, they needn't be--no one who loves the music is going to be content with a 90 second clip once they know they love it.

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