This recording of the World Orchestra of Jeunesse Musicales was produced during the latter’s stay in Canada on the occasion of the 21st Olympiad held in Montreal in the summer of 1976. The Orchestra took part in the official opening of the games.
An initiative of Gilles Lefebvre, president and founder of the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, the World Orchestra was born in 1969 thanks to the financial support of the cultural branch of the Ministry of External Affairs of Canada. The project entailed the formation each year for a duration of one month of an orchestra of about one hundred players carefully selected among the member countries of the International Federation of Jeunesse Musicales. Maximum age of the performers was set at 23. The original concept also involved placing the orchestra under the leadership of outstanding conductors.
The first orchestra was assembled at the Orford Arts Centre in the summer of 1970 and was entrusted to the internationally acclaimed Erich Leinsdorf. Thereafter the adventure was renewed each summer, with the Orchestra giving concerts in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, the United States, Great Britain. Israel and Belgium, and led by such distin- guished conductors as Karel Ancerl, Jean Martinon, Leonard Bernstein, Witold Rowicki and Zubin Mehta. In 1976 the World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales returned to the Orford arts centre. the conductor on this occasion was Pierre Hétu.
Total time: 00:52:08
digital transfer to DSD – Nagra IVS Recorder
2XHD mastering – Rene LaFlamme
For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/2”, 30ips NAB master tape was played on a modified TELEFUNKEN M15 Tape recorder with SAKI head, using a hi-end tube preamplifier with OCC silver cables. We did an analog transfer for each HiRes sampling and A & B comparisons were made with both the original LP, using the Kronos turntable, as well as with the best available CD, using the Nagra HD Dac and dCSVivaldi DAC, throughout the process.For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips NAB master tape was played on the original NAGRA IVS recorder without any noise reduction, using a hi-end tube preamplifier with OCC silver cables. We did an analog transfer for each HiRes sampling and A & B comparisons were made with both the original LP, using the Kronos turntable, as well as with the best available CD, using the Nagra HD Dac and dCS Vivaldi DAC, throughout the process.
DSD was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock DXD 352.8kHz was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock DSD2 was done using Ayre QA9pro
|Original Recording Format|
Andre Clerk, Jean de La Durantaye
Jean de La durantaye
Wilfrid Pelletier Hall, Place De Arts, Montreal Canada
|Recording Type & Bit Rate||
Analog to DSD128
|Release Date||March 13, 2015|
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