Gounod : Faust - Bizet : Carmen
Alexander Gibson conducting the Royal Opera House, Covent garden (1960)
RCA "Living Stereo" LSC 2449
Analogue Productions : LP 200 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Contents & Details
Charles Gounod (1818-1893) :
Ballet Music from Faust :
A1 - Waltz (Allegretto)
A2 - Ensemble (Adagio)
A3 - Dance of The Nubians
A4 - Cleopatra's Dance
A5 - Dance of The Trojan Maidens
A6 - Helen's Dance
A7 - Bacchanalia
A8 - Funeral March of a Marionette
Georges Bizet (1838-1875) :
Carmen Suite :
B1 - Prelude
B2 - Entracte-Aragonaise
B3 - Habanera
B4 - Changing of The Guard
B5 - Intermezzo
B6 - Smuggler's March
B7 - Entr'acte-Dragoons of Alcala
Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London.
Widely regarded as one of the great RCAs. Alexander Gibson conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, performing ballet music from Charles Gounod's Faust and Georges Bizet's Carmen Suite. Featuring orchestral highlights from Faust and Carmen, the later selections on Side 2 are nothing short of spectacular. Outstanding clarity and stereo stage. Transparency and imaging is superb.
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 Willem Makkee, 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.