This disc will NOT play on CD, DVD or SACD Players! HRx 176kH/24-Bit DVD-R – For Music Servers Only!
HRx DVD-R data discs contain exact, digit-for-digit copies of the original Reference Recordings 176.4 kHz / 24-bit digital masters. This is the ultimate in fidelity for two-channel sound: TRUE high-resolution audio, ready to load from DVD-R data discs onto your computer music server!
To play HRx, the files on the DVD-R data disc must be uploaded to a computer music server, which then will play the music files through your audio system. (You cannot play them on CD, DVD, or SACD players!!!)
Best of Show award for “Greatest Technological Breakthrough: Reference Recordings’ HRx ultra-high resolution (176.4/24) digital music format.” (Alan Taffel: The Absolute Sound, April/May 2008)
“Reference Recordings, a company at the forefront of technical advancements for the past 30 years, has broken through the technical barriers to deliver to listeners the exact high-resolution digital bitstreams created during the recording sessions. The company’s HRx format encodes as WAV files on a DVD the master recording, which was sampled at 176.4kHz with 24-bit resolution. For the first time, you can listen to the original high-resolution datastream of some spectacular titles from the Reference Recordings catalog.” – Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, January 2009
West of the Sun, Joel Fan’s second recital for Reference Recordings, further solidifies his reputation for innovative programming and dazzling keyboard technique. Drawing on composers from North and South America, Fan makes brilliant work of major sonatas by Ginastera and Barber, along with “entertainments” by Gottschalk, Piazzolla, and Villa-Lobos. Of particular interest are two little-known but audience-friendly works by Amy Beach and the African-American composer Margaret Bonds. Another highlight is the premiere recording of Nine New Bagatelles by William Bolcom, which Fan coached with the composer. Any piano enthusiast will find much to enjoy in this wide-ranging recital, recorded at Skywalker Sound in California by RR’s renowned technical guru, “Prof.” Keith O. Johnson