Venice : Rossini, Verdi, Pondichielli, Offenbach

Georg Solti conducting the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden

RCA "Living Stereo" LSC 2313

Analogue Productions - Quality Records : LP 200 gram with booklet and images

Brand New and Sealed Record

  • Contents & Details

    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) :
    A1 - La Traviata : Prelude to Act I
    Gioachino Rossinni (1792-1868) :
    A2 - L'italiana in Algeri : Overture
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) :
    A3 - La Traviata : Prelude to Act III
    Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) :
    A4 - The Tales of Hoffmann : Barcarolle
    Gioachino Rossinni (1792-1868) :
    B1 - Semiramide : Overture
    Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886) :
    B2 - La Gioconda : Dance of the Hours

    Recorded in 1959 at Kingsway Hall in London by Kenneth Wilkinson

    Georg Solti conducting the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden for this recording of music by Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, and Ponchielli. Originally released in 1959 this album displays ravishing string tone and superior dynamics. Undisputedly beautiful string tone in Act One of Traviata. About a minute or so into The Tales of Hoffmann, one hears the famous Underground subway rumbling beneath Kingsway Hall. The Underground, the Aldrich-Holborn line, was a constant factor to be addressed by Decca engineers. 

    This historic recording has been remastered from the original analog tape by renowned European mastering engineer Willem Makkee, pressed at Quality Record Pressings and plated by Gary Salstrom. The LP packaging is original tip-on jacket facsimile that precisely duplicates the original cover art.

    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 Kakee, 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.

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