Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen - Solti

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen - Solti

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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Kirsten Flagstad
Regine Crespin
Helga Dernesch
Birgit Nilsson
Brigitte Fassbaender
Christa Ludwig
Helen Watts
James King
Hans Hotter
Marga Höffgen
Gerhard Stolze
Lucia Popp
Wolfgang Windgassen
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Wiener Philharmoniker
Georg Solti (conductor)

DECCA is very proud to present the most comprehensive Ring edition ever assembled.

Solti's recording of Wagner's epic music-drama Der Ring des Nibelungen was a recording project on a scale without precedent and the first-ever studio recording of Wagner's masterpiece. Recorded between September 1958 and November 1965, it was masterminded by legendary producer John Culshaw and his technical team under the direction of chief engineer Gordon Parry. This massive undertaking set new standards in both opera recording and the possibilities of the effective and imaginative use of stereo.

The combination of Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic with an international cast of the greatest Wagnerian singers available resulted in a recording which was greeted with unprecedented enthusiasm and rave reviews and which quickly won numerous international awards.

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Comments (23)

Comment by Jan Arell - September 17, 2022 (21 of 23)

Can there be Atmos on a SACD? I think it’s only on bluray.
Is there any other streaming site than Apple Music that offer Atmos? They now have two Ring tracks for streaming, The Valkyrie Ride and the Trauermarsch. In my setup I can detect some ambiance in the back speakers. Given the price for Das Rheingold on SACD, I’ll wait for a possible BR. I already have that huge Ring box Decca released, including a BR in 24/96 resolution.
Please note that there is another discussion thread about the soon to be released compilation ”The golden ring”.

Comment by John Bacon-Shone - September 18, 2022 (22 of 23)

In theory, Amazon offers Atmos and Sony 360 now

but it seems there are many more on Apple Music so far

SACD cannot offer Atmos, only up to 5.1

Comment by Athenaeus - September 19, 2022 (23 of 23)

Yes, I was also wondering if Dolby Atmos can be put on an SACD.

If I understand Atmos correctly, it's a multichannel system that adds a vertical dimension via overhead speakers. It can even include a speaker under the listener's bottom that will radiate sound waves through his or her body, thus turning music into a truly physical experience.

(Okay, I made up that last bit about the "bottom channel".)

So, Atmos is an extension of traditional surround sound. Now, an Atmos mix can obviously be reduced to a smaller number of channels since most sound systems will not have the full set of speakers. For example, the mix could be reduced to 5.1 channels, if I'm not mistaken. That would make it fit on an SACD.

I read on the Wikipedia page about Dolby Atmos that they even offer it in stereo now, so that people can have Atmos sound on their smartphone. That way, when your riding on the bus and listening to music, you'll feel like that music is coming out of all the earbuds of all the other people who are in the bus with you. A true multichannel experience!

(Okay, this bus scenario is a joke. But they are seriously offering stereo Atmos.)

So, my question is: how is Atmos encoded? And can it be converted to DSD?

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