Lalo : Symphonie Espagnole
Lalo : Symphonie espagnole - Ravel : Tzigane
Ruggiero Ricci, Ernest Ansermet, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (1959)
Decca SXL 2155
Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Contents & Details
Edouard Lalo (1823 - 1892) :
Symphonie espagnole (1875)
Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937) :
Whenever the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Ernest Ansermet, their conductor of many years standing, entered the hall for a recording session, all lovers of high quality LPs looked forward to yet another addition to their collection. And when this wonderful ensemble was joined by such a unique artist as Ruggiero Ricci, who had appeared in the Carnegie Hall at the early age of nine, then their joy knew no bounds. The present re-release offers all fans of fiery rhythms and sumptous symphonic sound a wonderful opportunity to revel in a musical treat in audiophile quality.
Lalo’s highly virtuosic and therefore seldom performed Symphonie espagnole glows with a rich sound palette full of southern temperament as only a large orchestra can. Ruggiero Ricci rivets the listener’s attention with his pithy tone, his amazing cascades of sound and melancholy gypsy melodies.
For all those who cannot get enough of Ricci’s captivating playing, a brilliant encore is provided by Ravel’s Tzigane – a true showpiece of 20th-century violin repertory.
Sheer delight for the ears and the soul – and certainly not limited to fans of virtuoso violin playing.
Recorded in March 1959 at Victoria Hall, Geneve Switzerland, by Roy Wallace.
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 Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com