Classic Records (Everest)



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AEVC 3070Q

200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP

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This release is a compilation of Stokowski/Houston performances recorded at the Houston Civic Center by Bert Whyte and originally released in 1960. Compositions include Stokowski arrangements of "Wotan's Farewell" and "Magic Fire Music" from Wagner's "Die Walkure," "Mazurka in A minor," "Prelude in D minor" and "Waltz in C sharp minor" by Chopin. Also included in the not often performed on recorded "Fantasy on a Hymn Tune" composed by Thomas Canning. The LP, as are all reissues from this series, 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.

Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music from Die Walkure

Mazurka in A minor
Prelude in D minor
Waltz in C sharp minor , Op. 64, No. 2

Fantasy on a Hymn Tune

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

This is how an orchestra should be recorded!

posted on 04/30/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Greg D.
3 U47's in front of the orchestra, direct to 35mm mag. Why didn't everyone do this? Beautiful imaging. Wonderfully balanced performance. Everything comes through clearly in these brilliantly arranged pieces. The vinyl has a few pops - not a deal breaker.Warm and quiet recording. Everest was way ahead of their time.

Leo always delivers.

posted on 10/22/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Arturo Castaneda
Good Everest recording. Stokowski conducts his arrangements with sensibility and heart, he was a superb conductor, if sometimes unappreciated by envious critics.

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