Sir Malcolm Sargent - Respighi: Pines & Fountains of Rome


Classic Records (Everest)



Product No.:
AEVC 3051Q

200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP
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These recordings from 1960 feature Sir Malcolm Sargent (RCA Heifetz Scottish Fantasy) conducting the fabulous London Symphony on these Bert Whyte recordings at Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London – the same hall used extensively by the Decca and Kenneth Wilkinson. The performance is slower and more deliberate in tempo than the RCA Reiner performance yet every bit as powerful. The 35mm sound has a textural richness in the strings that is much more realistic than any other and bass that is woofer busting in its power and detail.

This LP was cut directly from the 35mm magnetic film using a vintage Westrex 1551 tape machine, with specially built playback electronics that are vastly superior to any others used on these machines to playback the original 35mm tapes. The Len Horowitz/History of Recorded Sound specially modified 1551, fitted with brand new playback heads matched to the revolutionary playback electronics was stationed at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. With Len Horowitz running the playback machine and Bernie Grundman mastering from the three-track 35mm tapes, Classic Records has been able to cut the legendary sound and performances directly from the 35mm magnetic film through Classic's all-tube tape playback system. Authentic tip-on construction jackets with all original artwork and labels add to this must have deluxe LP edition.

1. The Pines of the Villa Borghese
2. The Pines Near a Catacomb
3. The Pines of the Janiculum
4. The Pines of the Appian Way

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

excelen recording

posted on 08/02/2012
5 Stars

Outstanding audio dynamics in these grooves!

posted on 04/15/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Miller Steel
This is a recording that has more sound more music more life packed into these grooves than just about any 33rpm recordings I have in my collection. The music and performance are both a wonder to behold. The recording is of superior quality and was mastered incredibly well.

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