Ernest Ansermet - The Royal Ballet Gala Performances
LAP606545 - (200g 45rpm Vinyl 5LP Box Set)
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Definitive 200g 45RPM Vinyl 5LP Box Set Edition of RCA Classic Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Tape and Pressed at Quality Record Pressings; Music Spread Over 9 Sides of Vinyl (10th Side Repeats Side 1)
In the hearts of many, Ernest Ansermet's The Royal Ballet Gala Performances are No. 1 on the Top RCA list. While the bulk of Ansermet's recordings were made with L'Orchestre de la Susise Romande, there were a few with the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra and the very occasional foray into recordings with London orchestras, one of these being with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 1959.
"This is the stuff of which dreams are made. The Royal Ballet Gala is one of the finest RCAs recorded in London's Kingsway Hall. The chunks of great ballet music are well served by orchestra, conductor and engineer. Performances are executed to a very high standard - the Royal Opera House Orchestra, both then and now, rank as one of the finest of opera orchestras. Conductor Ansermet keeps the pace moving, giving the listener the impression of a dance event rather than a dramatic concert hall reading...The recorded sound is simply amazing! Lustrous is one word that comes to mind, accurate is another. Tonally, Messrs. Williamson and Wilkinson have used their considerable talents to capture the orchestra superbly. Woodwind and strings glow and resonate, transporting this listener to a time when simpler recording was better. Brass ring out thrillingly and percussion effects are very musical." - Audiophilia
Analogue Productions is proud and excited to be bringing back such a classic recording in a definitive 200g 45RPM vinyl 5LP box set edition. The dead-quiet LPs, with the music spread over nine sides of vinyl (the 10th side repeats side 1), reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. Musically you can't get better than the 200-gram dead-silent platters pressed by Quality Record Pressings. Of course the best vinyl reflects the best mastering, and that's accomplished here by Bernie Grundman working from the original analog tape. And Stoughton Printing expertly handled the intricate gatefold tip-on packaging which includes a lavishly illustrated 22-page book.
Ernest Ansermet, conductor
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
• 200g 45rpm vinyl 5LP box set from Analogue Productions
• Music spread over nine sides of vinyl (the 10th side repeats side 1)
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tape
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Packaged in a custom-designed slipcase with integrated 22-page lavishly illustrated book
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