Most Dynamic Recordings?

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Most Dynamic Recordings?
« on: 10 Jun 2024, 07:23 pm »
I've been wanting to give my system a workout.  I've already got very dynamic recordings of Mahler, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Bartok, etc... And I have the Kodo drum recordings along with the Master of Chinese Percussion recordings. 

I'm looking for something new.  What recordings should I listen to that will really smack me upside the head?

Only caveat is I really don't like hard rock or metal, so no rec's for that, please.

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Re: Most Dynamic Recordings?
« Reply #1 on: 10 Jun 2024, 07:28 pm »
Try Far Above the Clouds- Tubular Bells 3- Mike Oldfield. It starts out normal until the bell kicks in, I love it, the sound of the bells. :inlove:

I forgot to mention, the CD version plays it flawed-compressed. I've listen to the song on Amazon music and plays it uncompressed.

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Re: Most Dynamic Recordings?
« Reply #2 on: 10 Jun 2024, 08:25 pm »
Pink Floyd - Final Cut have some dinamic moments a long the Clapton guitar.

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Re: Most Dynamic Recordings?
« Reply #3 on: 10 Jun 2024, 10:01 pm »
Manhattan Jazz Quintet "My Funny Valentine".   Excellent dynamics, and very good, occasionally great, jazz. 
Not the easiest to source on King Records out of Japan.   Several copies on cd at Discogs for $10-15.  Vinyl is even better, but I don't know if you are a vinyl addict...
Old but good... Thelma Houston and the Pressure Cooker on Sheffield labs.  Definitely not dull.   Again, vinyl rules but you should be able to find digital versions easily.   Come to Texas one day and I'll set up my DBX and play the encoded record... might have been my audiophile cherry experience so long ago... 

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Re: Most Dynamic Recordings?
« Reply #4 on: 10 Jun 2024, 10:27 pm »
What format? A lot of my most dynamic recordings are in .dsf (DSD). I use dBPoweramp to convert the music to PCM to share when our audio club meets.

I mentioned the first two recordings in my latest Hapa Aero RCA review. The Faust is one of the most dynamic recordings in my collection, not bad for a 1959 recording. Good music too.

Gounod Faust/Bizet Carmen Suite with Alexander Gibson conducting the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, 1960 free sample and link to entire album which is very affordable.
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=189326.msg1982609#msg1982609




David Cheskey's The Audiophile Society 2023 Music Sampler is a free 12 track hi-res download.
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=186325.msg1953186#msg1953186





Duke Ellington - Jazz Party In Stereo (1959)
Steve Hoffman forum - "WOW ! What a sensational recording, what dynamics ! The percussion's Glockenspiel and Marimbas, Xylophone and kettle drums are a way to open that album!!!. Add the solos from clarinette and saxophone/trumpet the guests plus the genius of Duke Ellington and we have one of the best albums EVER."





Anything by Carmen Gomes, Inc and Sound Liason Records
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=179870.msg1890465#msg1890465





Anything by 2L - The Nordic Sound
Unfortunately their sample downloads have disappeared but I grabbed all the hi-res and made a compilation recording.
The file is 7.23 GB. PM me your email and I'll send your personal Google Drive download link.







Zuill Bailey - Bach Cello Suites
https://www.psaudio.com/products/bach-cello-suites/




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Re: Most Dynamic Recordings?
« Reply #5 on: 11 Jun 2024, 12:28 am »
Plenty of dynamics on Classical Music.
+1 on Carmen.
Shostakovich symphonies after Nº5
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture
Tchaikovsky Ballet Music
Usually Ballet Music are pretty dinamics.

On Jazz:
Eumir Deodato - Prelude
John Tropea - NY Cats Direct

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Re: Most Dynamic Recordings?
« Reply #6 on: 11 Jun 2024, 01:52 am »
Hop, skip and wobble, period
Edgar Myer, Bach cello suites.

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Re: Most Dynamic Recordings?
« Reply #7 on: 11 Jun 2024, 04:42 am »
Awesome stuff!  Thanks everyone  :banana piano:

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Re: Most Dynamic Recordings?
« Reply #8 on: 11 Jun 2024, 02:55 pm »
All of the music I listen to is vinyl.

1812 Overture-TTLARC, Cincinnati Symphony
Bizet, Carmen, DG, Marilyn Horn & Metropolitan Opera
Keb Mo, self titled, MFSL
Janis Ian, Breaking Silence, Analogue Productions
Wagner, Die Meistersinger, Phillips Recording Live from the Bayrether Festspiele - This is one of the very few live recordings of an opera in an amphitheater.  You can track the singers as they walk across the stage.  Close your eyes and you are there.  It is remarkable