Music in the Round #46 Recordings In The Round

Sidebar: Recordings In The Round

Here's a list of some of the multichannel discs I regularly use to assess equipment. Each one demonstrates some aspect of surround sound, but each is also a wonderful musical treat.

CLASSICAL

Atrium Musicae de Madrid: La Folia de la Spagna. SACD, Harmonia Mundi HMC801050.
J.S. Bach: Four Great Toccatas and Fugues. E. Power Biggs. SACD, Sony SS 87983.
J.S. Bach: Motets. Matthias Jung, Sächsisches Vocalensemble. DVD-A, Tacet 0108-3.
Barainsky, van Steen, Winterthur: Music of the Viennese School. SACD, MDG 901 1425-6.
Biber: Rosenkranz Sonatas. Riccardo Minasi, Bizzarrie Armoniche. SACD, Arts 47735-8.
"Dream of the Orient," Concerto Koln/Sarband. SACD. Deutsche Grammophon 474 9922.
Fauré, Debussy, Ravel: Piano Trios. Florestan Trio. SACD, Hyperion SACDA67114.
Handel: Arias. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo; Harry Bicket, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. SACD, Avie AV0030.
King's Consort: Coronation of King George II. SACD, Hyperion SACD67286.
Mahler: Symphony 2. Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra. SACD, Channel Classics CCS SA 23506.
Mozart: Don Giovanni. René Jacobs, Freiburger Barockorchester. SACD, Harmonia Mundi HMC801964/66.
Piazzolla: Oblivion. Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra Camera Italiana. SACD, Foné 019.
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony. SACD, RCA Living Stereo 82876663772.
Saint-Saëns: Symphony 3. Christoph Eschenbach, Philadelphia Orchestra. SACD, Ondine ODE 1094-5.
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. BD, Opus Arte OABD7031D.
Shostakovich: String Quartets 2 & 8. Rosalyra Quartet. SACD, Artegra ART 1002.
Sibelius: Theater Music. Joseph Swenson, Scottish Chamber Orchestra. SACD, Linn CKD 220.
R. Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Paavo Jarvi, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. SACD, Pentatone PTC 5186 060.
Trondheim Solistene: Divertimenti. SACD/BD, 2L 2L-050-SABD.
Vivaldi: La Stravaganza. Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori. SACD, Channel Classics CCS SA 19503.
Arcadi Volodos: Plays Liszt. SACD, Sony Classical 8869065002.
Wagner: Die Walküre. Zubin Mehta, Valencia Community Orchestra. BD, C Major 700804.

POP/ROCK

John Hammond: Rough and Tough. SACD, Chesky SACD346.
B.B. King, Eric Clapton: Riding with the King. DVD-A, Reprise 47612-9.
Willie Nelson: Night and Day. DVD-A, Surrounded By SBE-1001-9.
Roy Orbison: Black and White Night. BD, Image Entertainment ID4954OBBD.—Kalman Rubinson

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