This record of Maurice Duruflé’s great organ works, begins with another of the greatest masterpieces of 20th-century French organ literature: Symphonie-Passion by Maurice Dupré, a work central to the same intensively creative period as Duruflé belonged to. Duruflé himself raises a grandiose memorial to his colleague Jehan Alain, who fell in the World War II. We also hear his first organ work, Scherzo, Op.2. The whole is played by Torvald Torén – one of Scandinavia’s most eminent interpreters of the French organ music – in a recording which bears the unmistakable signature of sound engineer Bertil Alving.
Total time: 01:24:30
|Original Recording Format|
For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips CCIR master tape was played on a Nagra-T modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made with four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head.We did an analog transfer for each high-res sampling and A & B comparisons were made with the original LP, using the KRONOS turntable with a BLACK BEAUTY tone arm. 192kHz was done using Ayre QA9pro 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
|Recording Type & Bit Rate||
Analog to DSD128
|Release Date||May 9, 2015|
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