Anatole Fistoulari conducting the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
RCA "Living Stereo" LSC 2225
Classic Records : LP 200 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Discontinued : last copy available!...
A! - Malcolm Arnold : Overture To "Tam O' Shanter," Op.52
A2 - Modest Moussorgsky : Gnomus from "Pictures at an Exhibition"
A3 - Modest Moussorgsky : A Night On Bare Mountain
B1 - Camille Saint-Saëns : Danse Macabre, Op.40
B2 - Engelbert Humperdinck : Witches' Ride from "Hansel and Gretel"
B3 - Franz Liszt : Mephisto Waltz
Recorded in 1958, in London.
The "golden age" of recordings was roughly from 1955 to 1963, at the beginning of the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.
This famous Alexander Gibson/New Symphony Orchestra of London collection from 1958 debuted at the dawn of the RCA Living Stereo era. It became one of the most sought-after Living Stereos with music by Arnold, Liszt and Mussorgsky amongst others, all with a spooky, witchy theme. The performances remain today as characterful and incisive as they were then.
If such music didn't cast the right sort of spell, so many listeners wouldn't be returning to it on so many occasions, somehow feeling constantly refreshed.
This Classic Records LP was remastered by Willem Makkee from the original studio master tapes, using pure analogue components only through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at RTI.