Classic Records (Everest)
200 Gram Vinyl Record
As with his Decca recordings of Ballet Music, Fistoulari again delivers a lively reading of Khachaturian's famous ballet piece. Is this performance the equal of the HP acclaimed Mercury? No, it's better! Add to that earth shattering bass power and spacious detail – especially in ambient high frequency range – and you have a winner that is both delightful and revealing to listen to over and over again. Bert Whyte is again at the controls for another outstanding Everest 35mm recording at London's famed Walthamstow Assembly Hall – the same hall used extensively by Decca and Kenneth Wilkinson.
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. Sabre Dance||2. Lyrical Duet||3. Dance of the Rose Maidens||4. Hopak||5. Lullaby (Danced for Gayne for Her Child)||6. Lezghinka||7. Russian Dance||8. Gayne's Adagio||9. Dance of the Young Kurds||10. Dance of the Old Man||11. Fire|