Ataulfo Argenta - Espana!


Speakers Corner (Decca)



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ADEC 2020
EAN: 4260019710093
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP    


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Sonically, this record is one of the best ever produced by Decca (recorded in 1956/57). The unprepared listener is literally swept off his or her feet. To better enjoy this tremendous experience, we would advise the listeners to put their feet up, relax, and listen with rapt attention. A Do-not-disturb sign on the door is to be recommended. What rushes out to the connoisseur from the loudspeakers lets them feel the rousing breath of the music straight away. The LSO, conducted by Ataulfo Argenta, plays with a vitality rarely achieved. They play with animation, vivacity and pure enjoyment, with precision and lucidity. The pieces chosen are a carefully assembled medley of Spanish music. Interestingly enough, most of the music was written by non-Spanish composers. All in all, it has become a legendary recording, which caused quite a stir even in its mono version. The FFSS version ranks among the very best recordings ever issued.


Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Superb recording

posted on 02/09/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: TJT
The gold standard as far as early Stereo reproduction in the classic "English" style. A wonderful performance.


posted on 02/20/2009
5 Stars
I have other versions on Rimsky Korsakov's Capriccio Spagnol(Kondrashin, Gibson), but none as good as this one, it is earthshaking. Play it loud! It will floor you! Awsome sonics and superb performance. The rest of the works are also exemplary.


posted on 06/30/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: Lauri Carlos Seibert
This record is amazing, if you have a good hi-end system and like this kind of music, don't miss this record.


posted on 09/17/2005
5 Stars
Sonics and music are incredible. A must buy for any audiophile.

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