• One on One with Vincent Bélanger, cellist virtuoso

    They don’t come more musical family than the spanning-four-generations family of 42-year-old cellist Vincent Bélanger. His relatives’ musical accomplishments are too many to be enumerated here, but suffice to say that the musical career that Vincent chose for himself, and the success he achieved in it, are not uncharacteristic of his lineage. Among his own…

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  • Why 24-bit doesn’t matter, and does

    I vividly remember the first time I heard a high resolution file. It was a 24/96 download from HDtracks.com of Vivaldi’s Spring played by violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. It sounded amazing. But it got me thinking: was the better sound really due to the hi-res format or, rather, to the quality of the recording itself?…

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