Simon Woods to talk Seattle Symphony Media on Classical KING FM May 28

On May 28 Seattle Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Executive Director Simon Woods will talk with Classical KING FM host Dave Beck (The Symphony Spotlight) about the recent formation of the SSO’s Seattle Symphony Media record label.

SeattleSymphonyMedia300pxAccording to the record label’s home page the label is a partnership between the SSO and Music Director Ludovic Morlot.

This exciting new venture reflects the highly acclaimed partnership between the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot, who is now in his third year as Music Director. The first three releases feature both live and studio recordings of works by French and American composers, celebrating the flourishing relationship between a dynamic young French conductor and an American orchestra.

The recordings have been engineered to audiophile standards and aim to capture as realistically as possible the sound of the orchestra performing on the Benaroya Hall stage, with naturalistic imaging, depth of field and dynamic range. Digital content will be available in four formats: regular stereo, “Mastered for iTunes,” 96k 24-bit high resolution, and 5.1 surround sound.

The Seattle Symphony has an extensive catalogue of over 140 recordings, which have garnered 12 Grammy Award nominations throughout its history. CLICK HERE to view the full catalogue on Naxos.

CDs may be purchased at Symphonica, The Symphony Store, at Benaroya Hall.

To listen to The Symphony Spotlight go here.

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