Crème de la Crème

Gaston Arel, Kenneth Gilbert, Lise Boucher, Musicus Orchestra, Raymond Daveluy

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During his 50 years as an Audiophile Producer and Recording Engineer, Jean De Le Durantaye has amassed a vast catalogue of classical recordings. Just before his passing, Jean and his close friend 2xHD’s René Laflamme decided to prepare a collection of some of Jean’s favorite recordings.

This collection which includes works of Bach, Couperin, Chopin, Liszt, Bartok, and Bizet, among others demonstrates the versatility of Jean’s work during his long career. Artists featured on the album include Gaston Arel, Kenneth Gilbert, Lise Boucher, Musicus Orchestra and Raymond Daveluy.

All the recordings in this collection were recorded in 2-track Analog 15 ips Tape, using a two microphone technique.  The tracks were transferred from Analog Tape to DSD and DXD and are available in Stereo DSD 512, DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64 and DXD.

Gaston Arel (Track 8)
Kenneth Gilbert (Tracks 11, 12, 13)
Lise Boucher (Tracks 3, 4, 14, 15, 16)
Musicus Orchestra (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 17, 18)
Raymond Daveluy (Tracks 9, 10)

 

Tracklist

1.
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Excerpts
01:42
2.
Carmen: Suite - Intermezzo
02:40
3.
The Dream of Love (Lebestraum no. 3)
04:37
4.
Étude de la chasse no. 5 after paganini
03:02
5.
Concerto for trumpet 2mvt
02:44
6.
Concerto for trumpet 3mvt
02:00
7.
Music for Strings, Percussions & Celesta
07:30
8.
Schübler Chorale: Wachet auf aftuns di stimme Bwv 645
04:11
9.
Chorale: Jesus, Meine Zuversich Bwv 728
02:55
10.
Chorale: O mensch, bewein dein sünde grosse Wv 622
05:17
11.
Les baricades mystérieuses
02:05
12.
Le Moucheron (the Gnat)
01:26
13.
La menetou
03:10
14.
Balade No. 1 in G Minor Op23
08:58
15.
Étude No. 2 in F Minor Op 25
01:33
16.
Étude No. 11 in F Minor (Winter wind)
03:18
17.
The barber of Séville: Overture
07:18
18.
Les Toréadors: Suite - Intermezzo
02:28

Total time: 01:06:54

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2XHDFT1233

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Analog Tape Recorder

Nagra-T Analog Tape Recorder modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Nick Doshi tube head preamplifier

Analog to Digital Converter

2xHD Custom Analog to Digital Converter at DXD (352.8 kHz)

Cables

Siltech

Mastering Engineers

Rene Laflamme – Analog Tape to DXD and DSD 64, Tom Caulfield – DXD to DSD 128 and DSD 256 Transfers

Original Recording Format

Producer

Jean De La Durantaye

Recording Engineer

Jean De La Durantaye

Release Date November 18, 2022

1 review for Crème de la Crème

    Here is another 2XHD album that deserves listening. The atmosphere is smooth and almost meditative given the story behind this post Mortum track selections. Bravo to the 2XHD Team. My favorite tracks are the 3 organ pieces. I compare 2XHD with wine from Napa valley, you can buy blindly and are rarely disappointed.

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