Sir Malcolm Sargent - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition/ Night on Bald Mountain


Classic Records (Everest)



Product No.:
CHDD 2017
UPC: 601704201795
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HDAD 24/96 24/192

No. of Discs: 2

HDAD 24/96 24/132

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Also includes an aluminum CD.

This HDAD+ package contains two discs, one is a two-sided DVD-10 containing two channel 24 bit/192 kHz data and three-channel 24 bit/96 kHz data on one side, playable on DVD Audio players, and on the other side two channel 24 bit 96 kHz data and three channel Dolby AC-3, playable on DVD video players. The second disc included is a standard two-channel CD containing 16 bit/44.1 kHz data playable on all CD and DVD players. Transferred directly from the original 35mm three-track film by Bernie Grundman from Bernie Grundman Mastering and Len Horowitz from History of Recorded Sound at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood.

Another of the series of Everest recordings done in London with Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting the London Symphony, in this event performing a couple of old war horses in Pictures and Night on Bald Mountain. To say these were definitive performances would be overstating the case, however, they are perfectly executed if at a bit slower pace than others – notably the Reiner/CSO on RCA. Rene Leibowitz's performances on Power of the Orchestra (RCA VCS 2659) have been the sonic standards for many years, but the Everest takes the sonics that make these pieces sing to a new level of reality – you can for a moment actually believe you are in the Hall. It takes a certain majesty to pull off full orchestra reality in the home environment and this recording comes as close as possible to fully achieving that effortless sense of size necessary to do so. 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.

Pictures at an Exhibition
II Vecchio Castello
Ballet of the Little Chicks in Their Shells
Samuel Goldenburg and Schmuyle
Limoges: The Market Place
Con Mortuirs in Lingae Mortua
The Hut on Hen's Legs
The Great Gate of Kiev

A Night on Bald Mountain

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