2013 November – Leigh H. - Focused Listening Evening
The purpose of the evening as outlined in previous emails is for the music to take centre stage and for attendees to listen to a musical work all the way through without talking just as at a live concert.
(1) Lutoslawski – Concerto for Orchestra (1954) – BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner.
Pro Tools rip of the CD layer of a Chandos hybrid SACD/CD recorded 2010.
Playing time 28 minutes.
One of Lustoslawski’s more accessible works, a full bodied piece of music at times threatening and menacing.
The recording is first rate.
(2) Rutter – Requiem – The Cambridge Singers, The City of London Sinfonia, directed by the composer John Rutter.
1986 Collegium LP.
Original digital recording.
Direct Metal Mastering.
Playing time 37 minutes.
A beautiful modern choral work.
LIGHT SUPPER: provided at the end of the music. No need to bring any food.
EQUIPMENT: Aurender S10 music server, Clearaudio Stradivari MC cartridge, Kuzma 4Point tonearm, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Devialet ADC/digital phono stage/DAC/amp, Martin Logan Ascent i speakers.