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How to hear the world’s best loved classical music remixed in immersive Dolby Atmos

You can now enjoy the world’s greatest composers in the round, as if you’re sitting amid the orchestra.

A collection of the world’s best loved classical music has been remixed in immersive Dolby Atmos and released as the 3D Classical Collection, by Warner Classics.

Recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, with British conductor Ben Gernon, at Studio One Abbey Road, the 3D audio playlist is exclusively on Amazon Music.

“Our aim has been to ensure that each track has the edge of live performance,” explains Gernon, “to create the electrifying sensation of living inside the music.” 

The 3D Classical Collection covers the work of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Verdi, Mahler, Elgar, Ravel, Prokofiev, Holst, Shostakovich and Barber. 

To enjoy this classical Dolby Atmos experience, you’ll need to listen on the Amazon Echo Studio smart speaker system…

Inside the amazing Amazon Echo Studio speaker

To enjoy this classical Dolby Atmos experience, you’ll need to subscribe to Amazon Music HD and listen on the Amazon Echo Studio smart speaker system. The Studio uses five built-in directional speakers, to create an immersive soundfield. It boasts a 24-bit high-res audio DAC and a power amplifier with 100 kHz of bandwidth for high-res, lossless music playback.

The Echo Studio boasts a 132mm woofer and 330W of peak power produce deep bass by using the aperture at the bottom to maximize airflow and bass output from the woofer.  A 25mm tweeter and three 51mm  midrange speakers handle the midrange and higher.

The 3D Classical Collection showcases the full possibilities of Dolby Atmos, says Markus Petersen, Senior Vice President Warner Classics & Erato.

“In recent years we have found Amazon Music’s listeners to be especially keen on classical music, and the arrival of Amazon Music HD opened new horizons for them and for us. Quality of both performance and sound really matters to classical listeners. Here we have the London Philharmonic, an exciting and respected young conductor, a first-class production team, a legendary recording studio and, of course, some of the world’s greatest music. Together, in Dolby Atmos, they create the ultimate experience in immersive sound.”

Other Warner Classics releases mixed in Dolby Atmos for Amazon Music HD includes albums by Gautier Capuçon, Beatrice Rana, Vilde Frang, Bertrand Chamayou and Augustin Hadelich. Warner has also re-engineered sound recordings from its archive, including the work of Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice, Ideal Home, The Luxe Review, Channel News and the i newspaper. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI, and contributor to industry trade magazine ERT. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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