Khachaturian : Gayne

Anatole Fistoulari conducting the London Symphony Orchestra

Everest 3052

Analogue Productions : 2 LPs 200 gram (45rpm)

Brand New and Sealed Record

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    Aram Khachaturian (1903 - 1978) :
    Gayne, Ballet Suite (1939 - 1942)

    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.

    As with his Decca recordings of Ballet Music, Fistoulari again delivers a lively reading of Khachaturian's famous ballet piece. Is this performance the equal of the HP acclaimed Mercury - no, ITS BETTER! Add to that earth shattering bass power and spacious detail - especially in ambient high frequency range and you have a winner that is both delightful and revealing to listen to over and over again. Bert Whyte is again at the controls for another outstanding EVEREST 35 mm recording at London's famed Walthamstow Assembly Hall - the same hall used extensively by the Decca and Kenneth Wilkinson.

    The LP was cut directly from the 35mm magnetic film using a vintage Westrex 1551 tape machine, with specially built playback electronics that are vastly superior to any others used on these machines to playback the original 35mm tapes. The Len Horowitz / History of Recorded Sound specially modified 1551, fitted with brand new playback heads matched to the revolutionary playback electronics was stationed at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. With Len Horowitz running the playback machine and Bernie Grundman mastering from the three track 35mm tapes, Classic Records has been able to cut the legendary sound and performances directly from the 35mm magnetic film through Classic's "ALL TUBE" tape playback system and cutting system at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood.

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