DIVERTIMENTI (2L50SABD) has musical genre dates back to the nineteenth century. Divertimenti were composed for various social occasions and were intended to be light, uncomplicated and cheerful. Such pieces were often scored for small string ensemble. Over the years this effortless, elegant form has appeared in many different musical styles and, to a large extent, set the standard for the virtuosic chamber music we know today. A number of the most prominent composers of our age have engaged with this most fascinating musical style and have contributed to its further refinement as a chamber-symphonic showpiece.
TrondheimSolistene (The Trondheim Soloists) is one of Norway's most exciting young ensembles performing on the international stage. Thanks to the orchestra's dedication, commitment and enthusiasm it has quickly established itself as an innovative chamber orchestra with invitations to collaborate with leading artists across a broad range of genres. The Trondheim Soloists' artistic director is Øyvind Gimse, assisted in DIVERTIMENTI by alternating concertmasters Geir Inge Lotsberg and Anders Kjellberg Nilsson. Further details about The Trondheim Soloists www.trondheimsolistene.no
The world’s first music Blu-ray is made in Norway
TrondheimSolistene celebrate their 20th anniversary with a recording the sound quality of which is guaranteed to surpass anything you've ever heard before. DIVERTIMENTI was recorded by an ensemble on top form, and you can hear it. Every instrument is so clearly placed in the sound that you can actually envisage each individual musician. The recording, made in the wonderful acoustics of Selbu church in Norway, has a distinct, unique quality; making full use of the Blu-ray format this remarkable performance by TrondheimSolistene offers a superlative auditory experience. For those who haven't yet acquired the hardware we've included a hybrid SACD which will play on conventional stereos and computers. The Blu-ray is fully compatible with Sony's PlayStation3.
DIVERTIMENTI is produced by Lindberg Lyd and released by 2L, a Grammy nominated record company renowned internationally for its uncompromising focus on audiophile quality. 2L has previously released TrondheimSolistene's MOZART (2L38SACD) - a disc that was declared a "Record To Die For" by Stereophile magazine and which received a Norwegian recording industry Spellemann prize.
Music label 2L celebrates its fiftieth release with DIVERTIMENTI and is the first record company in the world to combine a hybrid SACD with a Blu-ray "music only" disc in the same package. Since all the various formats in this production are derived from the same high resolution source (5.1 channel DXD, 24 BIT 352.8kHz) the product, as well as the musical pleasure derived from it, sets a unique standard for equipment manufacturers and HiFi magazines the world over.
Hybrid Super Audio-CD 5.1 SURROUND + STEREO produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition).
This compact disc looks like a normal CD and plays on all standard players and computers.
- Ordinary CD (16 BIT / 44.1 kHz)
- 2.0 DSD (2.8224Mbit/s per kanal)
- 5.1 DSD (2.8224Mbit/s per kanal)
Blu-ray Exclusive High Definition Music – video only for menu guide.
- 2.0 LPCM 24BIT/192 kHz
- 5.1 LPCM 24BIT/192 kHz
- 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio 24BIT/192 kHz
- 5.1 Dolby True HD 24BIT/192 kHz
- 5.1 Dolby Digital 48kHz
Sony's PlayStation3 is fully compatible with this disc.