Sir Neville Marriner, Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields - Mozart: Youth Symphonies, Vol. 2 (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:49 minutes | Scans included (PDF) | 2,97 GB
or DSD64 2.0 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included (PDF) | 1,51 GB
or FLAC Stereo (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included (PDF) | 1,43 GBFeatures Stereo and Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Label: Pentatone # PTC 5186 113
In the early 1970's, Marriner was among the first conductors to record Mozart's early symphonies in stereo, a fairly startling and groundbreaking enterprise for the time. Back then, most people had pretty much disregarded most of the composer's youthful writing in favor of the big later pieces. Marriner showed the world the worth of some of the earlier works. PentaTone Classics unearthed the original master tapes for a number of these Marriner recordings that Philips Records had originally done in the Quadraphonic format but never released that way. PentaTone remastered them in a series of four volumes. This second volume containing the Symphonies 20, 45, 47, 51 in D, and the Symphony 46 in C. Needless to say, Marriner and the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields perform the works with their customary sprightly vigor and refined taste, and the PentaTone engineers remastered the Philips recordings in audio highly reminiscent of how many of us recall Philips discs sounding in the early 70s.