This recording of the World Orchestra of Jeunesse Musicales was produced during the latter’s stay in Canada at 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 distinguished 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.
Orchestre Mondial Des Jeunesses Musicales
Pierre Hetu, Conductor
Total time: 00:52:03
|Analog Tape Recorder||
Nagra IVS Recorder
|Analog to Digital Converters||
dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi Clock (DSD 64) , Ayre QA9 Pro (DSD 128), dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock (DXD)
|Digital to Analog Converters||
Nagra HD Dac and dCS Vivaldi DAC
Rene LaFlamme at 2xHD Mastering – Analog to DSD Transfers
The digital transfer was made in DSD directly from the original 15 ips master, using the original Nagra IV-S Analog Tape Recorder without any noise reduction.
|Original Recording Format|
André Clerk, Jean de la Durantaye, Yolande Roberge
Jean de la Durantaye
Wilfrid Pelletier Hall, Place De Arts, Montreal Canada in July 1976
|Recording Type & Bit Rate||
Analog to DSD128
|Release Date||March 13, 2015|
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