de Falla : The Three-Cornered Hat
Barbara Howitt, soprano, Enrique Jorda conducting the London Symphony Orchestra,
Analogue Productions - Quality Records : 2 LPs 200 gram (45rpm)
Brand New and Sealed Record
Contents & Details
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) :
The Three Cornered Hat (complete ballet)
1 - Introduction
3. The Procession
4. Dance of The Miller's Wife
5. The Corregidor
6. The Miller's Wife
7. The Grapes
8. The Neighbor's Dance
9. The Miller's Dance
10. The Miller's Arrest
11. Dance of The Corregidor
Recorded in 1961
The very fact that Manuel de Falla composed his ballet El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) for the ambitious impresario Serge Diaghilev and his epoch-making Ballets Russes indicates the historical importance of this work. Although the Impressionistic character of the musical language reflects his studies with Debussy, the composer never once renounces his native origins. Overflowing with the thrilling rhythms and electrifying melodies of Spanish folkmusic, this work achieved worldwide popularity virtually overnight.
Manuel de Falla's famed 3 Cornered Hat is a hard piece to perform with the Latin sense of flair and excitement necessary to convey the wonder of the composition. Fiedler on RCA (LSC 2744) tries with some success to get the flair but is no equal for Argenta on London/Decca (CS 6050). The Jorda read with the London Symphony is electric from the first vocal burst! To say that Jorda owns this piece would not be an overstatement — it is exciting and largely festive in the way de Falla intended it to be! Add to a fantastic performance the Bert Whyte / Everest 35mm recording at London's famed Walthamstow Assembly Hall and you have a desert island disc! The 35mm sonics make instruments so critical to this piece seem "in the room" with a never before achieved reality — just listen to the tambourine at the introduction if you want to experience shocking reality in playback at home.
The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and 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 by Bernie Grundman, 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.
The exceptional sound of Everest 35mm Magnetic Film Recordings returns!
Ten Everest titles, each a 2LP 45 RPM release! 45 RPM versions have never been issued!
Mastered directly from the original 35mm magnetic film using an "all tube" cutting system!
Pressed on Classic's 200-gram Super Vinyl Flat Profile at Quality Record Pressings
Sets come with Stoughton Printing tip-on old style original jacket artwork and Everest Records-branded jacket
Two LPs are packaged in a protective clear sleeve
Among Classic Records' highlight accomplishments — before the label sold in 2010 to Acoustic Sounds — was unlocking the audio majesty of the Everest 35mm magnetic film recordings on a groundbreaking reissue series. Now, return with us, as Classic Records by Analogue Productions returns this vintage audiophile collection to its rightful glory.
Everest LPs through the early 1960s were recorded on 3-channel 35mm magnetic film recording equipment. 35mm magnetic film yielded greater fidelity and less noise than standard 1/4" recording tape. The Westrex Corporation built special equipment to Everest's specifications to accomplish these advantages.
Fast forward to today: Classic Records by Analogue Productions is resurrecting this collection through an initial 10-title reissue series. Bernie Grundman cut the Classic Records reissues at both 33 and 45 RPM — the 45 RPM versions have never been reissued!
• Quality Record Pressings 200-gram flat profile LPs — These records are pressed with a flat-edge, no groove-guard flat profile, like the originals. The flat edge refers to the absence of a raised, beaded lip on the outer edge of the record, providing a flat playing surface - and no incline — on your turntable.
Quality Record Pressings' quality is legendary and these flat profile 200-gram platters will look and sound exceptional!
Each 2LP set comes with a Stoughton Printing tip-on original jacket and an Everest Records branded jacket showing photos of each reissue title. The two LPs are packaged in a protective clear sleeve.