Complete Album 44.1kHz PCM
Complete Album 96kHz PCM
Complete Album 96kHz PCM
Complete Album 2.8MHz DSD
Complete Album 5.6MHz DSD
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Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano
Paul Jacobs, organ
Recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall — a venue of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, City and County of San Francisco.
Synchrony recorded December 8–10, 2010. Piano Concerto, Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra, and Amériques recorded March 3-17, 2012.
Producer: Jack Vad
SFS Media Manager: Andrew Eiseman
Engineering Support: Denise Woodward, Gus Polleck, Uwe Willenbacher, Jonathon Stevens
Post Production Support: Jonathon Stevens
Cover Photo: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco by Jeanette Yu
Jeremy Denk photo: Michael Wilson
Paul Jacobs photo: Christina Wilton
MTT photo: Terrence McCarthy
All other photos: Kristen Loken
If you're new to high resolution audio, we suggest downloading the 44.1kHz WAV album in the column on the left. This format will play in iTunes without additional setup.
Provenance: Recorded and Mixed to 96kHz, 24-bit WAV PCM. The 9624 WAV files (9624 is our shorthand for 96kHz, 24-bit encoding) are the original digital file generation received from the artist or label. The DSD and FLAC files are considered second generation and made from conversions using our Blue Coast conversion methods. DSF and FLAC will offer the convenience of metadata that the WAV files will not.
After several blindfold tests, it is our opinion that the 9624 WAV files sound the best, followed by DSF and after that the FLAC 9624. The difference is minimal. We suggest you purchase files for your best performing home DAC. The DAC will make more difference than the file type.
|Click the arrows for audio samples (samples are the first 3 minutes of each movement):||44kHz (WAV)
Henry Cowell - Synchrony:
Henry Cowell - Piano Concerto:
|2.||Play||I. Polyharmony [3:48]|
|3.||Play||II. Tone Cluster [7:07]|
|4.||Play||III. Counter Rhythm [3:58]|
Lou Harrison - Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra:
|5.||Play||I. Allegro [5:47]|
|6.||Play||II. Andante (Siciliana in the form of a double canon) [2:10]|
|7.||Play||III. Largo [6:56]|
|8.||Play||IV. Canons and Choruses (Moderato) [3:16]|
|9.||Play||V. Allegro (Finale) [4:51]|
Edgard Varèse - Amériques:
|10.||Play||Amériques (1927 version) [22:02]|
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