Rimsky-Korsakov : The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Rimsky-Korsakov : The tale of Tsar Saltan Suite - May night overture - Russian Easter Festival
Ernest Ansermet , Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (1956)
Decca SXL 2221
Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Discontinued : last copy available!...
Contents & Details
The Tale of Tsar Saltan is an opera in four acts with a prologue (a total of seven scenes) by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The libretto was written by Vladimir Belsky, and is based on the fairy tale in verse, poem of the same name by Aleksandr Pushkin. The opera was composed in 1899–1900 to coincide with Pushkin's centenary, and was first performed in 1900 in Moscow.
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