The Virtual Haydn

Naxos: NBD0001-04

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The Virtual Haydn



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28th Sept 2009






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The Virtual Haydn

Complete Works for Solo Keyboard

Tom Beghin (performer/historian)

Blu-ray - 4 discs


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Martha de Francisco (Tonmeister/producer)

Wieslaw Woszczyk (virtual acoustics architect)

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

NTSC: Region-free

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

BBC Music Magazine

March 2010


“…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.”

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