“I had the feeling I was floating in a silent helicopter above the orchestra, I enjoyed the overview” — Melchior Huurdeman
Dutch TV show Vrije Geluiden presenter Melchior Huurdeman listened to DSD for the first time in his life, as part of the preparation for the upcoming broadcast about the 25th Anniversary of Channel Classics Records. It was Mahler, performed by Iván Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra through Jared Sacks’ setup. Little did he know that he was about to get seriously overwhelmed! He writes:
“I had never experienced music this way before. […] After these 10 unforgettable minutes I was exhausted, the tears were streaming down my face.“
You can read Huurdeman’s full announcement of the Channel Classics Special broadcast here. (In Dutch, but it’s worth the google translate!) Throughout the show Channel artists Rachel Podger, Nicolas Altstaedt, Rosanne Philippens, Paolo Giacometti, Jörgen van Rijen & Thomas Oliemans will perform music. Jared Sacks talks about 25 years of recording; the development of artists, equipment and, of course, the road to DSD which resulted in the founding of Native DSD Music.
You can view the 4-minute TEASER video of the show here, with fragments of the performances by all artists mentioned above.
And of course, don’t forget to watch the show, Dutch DSD fans!
Broadcast: Sunday November 29th: 10:30am on NPO 1