Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2009
THE FIRST NAXOS BLURAY - a recording of the complete works of Joseph Haydn for solo keyboard in nine virtual reconstructions of the rooms in which these pieces would have been originally performed, using seven specially-crafted historical keyboards.
A trail-blazing project of four Bluray discs featuring fourteen and a half hours of music with an added “picture in picture” option, plus a three-hour documentary on the “making of” the recordings, directed by award-winning director and screen-writer Robert J. Litz.
A fully interactive experience, this epic set offers users the opportunity to “direct” their own performance of a short Andante for Musical Clock; by selecting from a choice of rooms and instruments users can freely navigate sixty-three possible combinations to experiment with sound and acoustics as if wandering the 18th century halls themselves.
Total Running Time: 18 hours
Aspect Ratio: 1080i60 High Definition
Four Dual Layer Disc
Audio in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0 and PCM 2.0
Subtitles: Dutch / French / German / Japanese
“…in purely musical terms, this is a stimulating, sincere, thoughtful, spirited and joyful a traversal of Haydn's solo keyboard works as you will find anywhere. Tom Beghin simply gives superlative performances, full of individuality, packed into three audio-only Blu-ray discs.”