Emil Berliner Studios Records For Accentus Music Smetana’s “Má vlast” Recorded Direct-to Disc!

The Emil Berliner Studios Direct-to-Disc recording team supervised by Rainer Maillard, responsible for the D2D Brucker 7th symphony with Bernard Haitink conducting the BPO, shipped its entire disc cutting system exactly one year ago to Bamberg, Germany (the first time the gear had left Berlin) to record for Accentus Music at Konzerthalle Bamberg, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal D2D at 45rpm Czech composer Bedřich Smetana’s symphonic cycle “Má vlast” (My Homeland), best known for including “Vitava” (“The Moldau”), with The Bamberg Symphony, conducted by its musical director Czech-born Jakub Hrůša.

The production used but 4 microphones. Only 1111 copies will be available as a limited, and numbered international edition from Accentus Music. As soon as purchasing details become available we will provide the details.

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ACC40482 - Smetana: Má vlast // Direct-To-Disc Vinyl box set // Bamberg Symphony & Jakub Hrůša // Accentus Music from Accentus Music on Vimeo.

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RinziRadio's picture

Hrusa is one of the most accomplished and exciting conductors of his generation, and the Bamberg Symphony has a long and venerable tradition, though is probably less familiar to general music lovers than the LSO, BPO, VPO etc. Wonderful that Mallard is expanding his direct-to-disc recordings. This will be on my must-buy list (nothing yet on the Accentus website).

Robcos02330's picture

I looked up by label on Naxos Direct and it’s listed as a pre-order at $134.00. I’m not sure if that’s the best source or not for a guaranteed copy.

RinziRadio's picture

Thanks for the tip. Naxos should be fine, and I put in my order -- it was even discounted to $135 (listed on amazon at $150). We are living in a golden age for vinyl!

RinziRadio's picture

Michael, wondering if you know anything about or will be listening to any of the new Project vinyl releases? They say they're all-analog, although that can sometimes be misleading info. with these reissue companies. The Bohm Beethoven 6th they are offering is a classic recording and would be worth owning if they've done it right. Original DG LPs can be very hit and miss, though DG vinyl is not always as bad as collectors like to make out. I've got some large tulip pressings which sound amazing, and even some much later records from the 70s which sound terrific.

PeterPani's picture

The Böhm 6th is (apart from Furtwängler) the best I ever listened.

kramth's picture

Boehm 6th is excellent even on my 1970s DG reissue.

Jenn's picture

Thanks. I so regret not moving quickly enough on the Berlin recordings.

Wymax's picture

If you are thinking of the Bruckner D2D, it seems to still be available on their website.

Jenn's picture

Clicking on the "Buy" button yields nothing.

Wymax's picture

I checked it before posting yesterday, I was able to get as far as the checkout before supplying an address, and then stopped. Also works today.

Jenn's picture

Thanks. I tried a different browser and still couldn't get there. I click on the link and it goes nowhere. Interesting.

Wymax's picture

I actually had to buy it twice because my neighbour also wanted a copy, and couldn't make it work. I later found out that it was because he tried ordering via an iPhone, so it would seem that some platforms unfortunately do not play well together with the BPO website.

Analog Scott's picture

Are they all sold out?

Jenn's picture

Yes.

Analog Scott's picture

300 bucks though

jazz's picture
Analog Scott's picture

So maybe they did sell out

jazz's picture

on this site, put it in the shopping basket

Jenn's picture

Tried two browsers. Weird.

fredbro44's picture

ORDERED on Naxos Direct. Thanks for the tip.

CJB's picture

via NAXOS. Bought the Bruckner from BP. Love D2D classical recordings. Michael, thanks for the heads up on these.

jazz's picture
jazz's picture

thanks for the hint Michael!

Naun's picture

The Bruckner is listed on Naxos Direct with a note saying, "Few in stock". I wouldn't get my hopes up but if you're looking for a copy it's got to be worth a try. As others have said, it's a beautifully produced set and the circumstances of the recording give it a special significance. I haven't listed to mine yet; I'm saving it for the right occasion. https://naxosdirect.com/items/anton-bruckner-symphonie-nr.-543223

Yan.wolfson@gmail.com's picture

Thank you for the tips and heads up. Pre ordered one successfully on Naxos Direct.

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