Sir Malcolm Sargent - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5


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Classic Records (Everest)

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Classical

Product No.:
AEVC 3039Q
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200 Gram Vinyl Record



200 Gram LP  

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Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts the London Symphony at Walthamstow Town Hall, London in a beautifully colorful interpretation of Tchaikovksy's infamous Fifth Symphony. The Fifth Symphony was at first considered a failure by the composer after its first few performances were poorly received. Further performances proved to the composer and the critics that, in fact, this great Symphony was worthy of further consideration and ultimately widespread acceptance. Orchestras around the world now perform Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony routinely to the thrill of their audiences. This Bert Whyte Everest recording in 1959 directly onto three channels of 35mm magnetic tape captures all the dynamic nuance of Tchaikovsky's multi-layered orchestration in a way most other conventional recordings are incapable of doing. The original edited three-track 35mm master tapes were used for this historic project of remastering for the Classic Everest 35mm LP and HDAD Series. Using a specially modified Ampex 1551, with Len Horowitz running the tape machine, Bernie Grundman does the honors of transferring to lacquer these 45-plus-year-old gems of recorded history.



Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Customer Reviews (3.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Mediocre Recording and Pressing

posted on 10/10/2009
2 Stars
You can hear the film wobble in the machine at times. Lots of clicks and pops. Pressing not perfect. Much less than expected from an audiophile version of this sypmphony. For a true audiophile recording find Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E Minor conducted by Eugene Ormandy (Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra) on Reel-to-Reel Tape R11 6234.


First class Tchaikovsky 5th!

posted on 11/07/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: John P.
I have loved this music since I first started listening to classical music. It is simply one of the most enjoyable performances in great sound that I have ever heard. I will always love my Bernstein copy on Columbia and his USSR tour with the NYP from long ago and any number of Russian conductors, but just like a quote about another consumer product, you'd have to pry this LP from my cold dead hands to get it away from me.


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