With more than 14 hours of Standard Definition content on 1 Blu Ray format disc, the edition includes various concerti, recitals, interesting documentaries, some in colour, some in glorious black and white, as well as comprehensive booklet information. This collectors edition features rare classical archive footage from the years 1937-1983. Great performances from legendary artists of the 20th century, the Classic Archive Collectors Edition VOICES offers unique insights in the world of music interpretation of the golden age. This fifth part of the edition is dedicated to some of the most outstanding voices of the past.
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The Classic Archive concept - a technical overview:
Quite apart from the considerable musical content of this disc, the huge playing time of some 14 hours probably needs some explanation for those not totally familiar with Blu-ray capacity. The Blu-ray format has a capacity of several DVDs in just the same way that DVDs have more capacity than VHS tapes and, in an earlier generation, LP (long playing) records had much greater capacity than 78 rpm records
The greater capacity can be used in two ways. Usually it is used to carry High Definition files which, because of their high definition, require much more capacity. However, it would be just as possible for the Blu-ray disc to use its greater capacity to have much longer playing times when the source material is of lower resolution and thus requiring less capacity per item.
That is what has happened here. The original source material is that of television broadcasts taped on video tape and at the...
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