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)
Total time: 01:06:54
DSD 512 fs, DSD 256 fs, DSD 128 fs, DSD 64 fs, DXD 24 Bit, FLAC 192 kHz, FLAC 96 kHz
Gaston Arel, Kenneth Gilbert, Lise Boucher, Musicus Orchestra, Raymond Daveluy
Bach, Bartók, Bizet, Britten, Chopin, Couperin, Haydn, Liszt, Rossini
|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)
Rene Laflamme – Analog Tape to DXD and DSD 64, Tom Caulfield – DXD to DSD 128 and DSD 256 Transfers
|Original Recording Format|
Jean De La Durantaye
Jean De La Durantaye
|Release Date||November 18, 2022|
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Here is another 2XHD album that deserves a listen. The atmosphere is smooth and almost meditative given the story behind these post mortem track selections. Bravo to the 2XHD Team.
My favorite tracks are the 3 organ pieces. I compare 2XHD albums with wine from Napa Valley, you can buy blindly and are rarely disappointed.
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