Reference Recordings and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Release DVORAK/JENUFA

Reference Recordings and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Release DVORAK/JENUFA

Today, Reference Recordings and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra released "Dvo?ák/ Janá?ek," an SACD featuring Dvo?ák's Symphony No. 8 and the symphonic suite from Jen?fa by Janá?ek.

Recorded live in the home of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, and led by Music Director Manfred Honeck, this release is the next best thing to being there. It is the second in a series of multi-channel hybrid SACD recordings on FRESH! from Reference Recordings. Additional recordings for the Pittsburgh Live! series are already completed and two are expected to be released per year.

This series is recorded and mastered by the team at Soundmirror, whose outstanding orchestral, solo, opera and chamber recordings have received more than 70 Grammy nominations and awards. Recordings are made in historic Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Originally the Loew's Penn Theater, built in 1927 as an opulent movie house, it was rebuilt and dedicated in 1971 and further renovated in 1995.

FRESH! is part of Reference Recordings' mission to encourage artists and give them a strong platform for promotion and sales nationally and internationally. Says Executive Director Marcia Martin, "FRESH! Allows RR to bring our customers even more of the very best in sound and performances. We also are pleased to feature exceptional producing/engineering teams from outside our company on FRESH!"

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra recordings are made possible by a generous grant from BNY Mellon.

For more than 116 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been known for its artistic excellence. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians. This tradition was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900, the Pittsburgh Symphony is critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras. They have made more than 35 international tours, and recently returned from their 2013 European Festivals Tour, where enthralled audiences filled the PSO's concerts in Grafenegg, Berlin, Bucharest, Paris, Düsseldorf,Frankfurt, Lucerne and Bonn.