Ballet Music from the Opera
Verdi : Aida, Saint-Saëns : Samson and Delilah, Rossini : William Tell, Moussorgsky : Kovantchina
Anatole Fistoulari conducting the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra (1960)
RCA "Living Stereo" LSC 2400
Analogue Productions : LP 200 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Contents & Details
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901) : Aida : Act II : March and ballet
Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921) : Samson and Delilah : Act III : Bachanale
Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792 – 1868) : William Tell : Act I : Passo a sei - Act III : Soldiers dance
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 – 1881) : Kovantchina : Act IV : Dances of the Persian slaves
Anatole Fistoulari was always a specialist in the interpretation of ballet music. He was also a noted conductor of Tchaikovsky and the Russian School, as well as romantic and impressionistic French music. This album, originally released in 1960, features selections from William Tell, Khovantchina, Aida, and Samson and Delilah.
Recorded in 1960 at La Maison de la Chimie, Paris - Engineer : Kenneth Wilkinson.
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 Analogue Productions LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.