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Label: Reference Recordings
Cat No: RR132SACD
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 29th September 2014
WorksThe Miraculous Mandarin (suite), op.19 Sz73
Symphonic Metamorphosis on themes by Weber
The Love for Three Oranges: Suite, op.33
ArtistsKansas City Symphony Orchestra
'Miraculous Metamorphoses' contains classic modern masterpieces by Hindemith, Prokofiev and Bartok. It is also the premiere recording made in Helzberg Hall, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri.
Conductor Michael Stern's interpretations of these great works have been captured in brilliant HDCD sound by Grammy-winning engineer Keith O Johnson. Producer David Frost won Grammy awards in 2005, 2009 and 2011 for Classical Producer of the Year. This is RRís fourth release with the Kansas City Symphony, and we are most honoured to work with them again.
The Kansas City Symphony is the regionís only full-time professional symphony orchestra, setting the standard for musical excellence. Led by Music Director Michael Stern since 2005, the Symphony has experienced impressive artistic growth, garnering national and international acclaim. The orchestraís 80 full-time musicians are area residents, and each season they touch the hearts of more than a million people through their concerts, educational programs and community outreach performances. They also serve as the orchestra for the Lyric Opera and the Kansas City Ballet.
For 38 years, Reference Recordings has been one of the most innovative and respected independent labels in the music business. Founded on the premise that most commercial recordings sound nothing like the live performance experience, Reference Recordings releases have been widely and lavishly praised for their dedication to high quality sound in the service of great music.
The disc contains both 5.1 surround and stereo SACD layers, as well as a stereo compact disc layer made with the HDCD process for higher fidelity.
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