Eiji Oue Exotic Dances From the Opera 200g LP
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Collections
Half-Speed Mastered 200-gram Virgin Vinyl!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
You will enjoy amazing sound on this Deluxe Half-Speed Mastered 200g LP of favorites and rarities. This collection of exceptional performances from the Minnesota Orchestra has been a perennial favorite and best seller on CD, SACD
and HRx, and NOW can be heard on LP! This recording is one of legendary engineer
"Prof." Keith Johnson's very best and favorite titles.
Eiji Oue conducts the Minnesota Orchestra for this 200g Vinyl Pressing - a
recording of favorites and rarities, including Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale, Strauss:
Dance of the Seven Veils, and Rabaud: Dances from Marouf.
For many years, RR has been searching the world over for the best possible vinyl
mastering, plating and pressing facilities so they could re-enter the LP market.
They finally found a production chain that allows them to produce LPs to meet
their high standards and satisfy their customers' demands, who have been waiting
for these LPs for a long time!
Assembling the Team
Disc mastering is done at half-speed to insure maximum accuracy. The lathe
system has custom electronics by Nelson Pass. The simple signal path contains no
compression, equalization or unnecessary circuitry. RR Chief Engineer and
Technical Director, "Prof." Keith Johnson consulted on the design of the system
and helped with the rebuilding of the lathe and electronics, which is owned and
operated by long-time mastering expert Paul Stubblebine. "Prof." Johnson has
pronounced it equal to the challenge of the master tapes!
Once successful results were achieved in disc mastering, Reference Recordings
faced the difficult task of choosing the best plating and pressing facility to
manufacture the discs. Fortunately, the Quality Record Pressings plant in
Salina, Kansas was coming on line, and they felt that waiting for this plant to
open was well worth it. A crack team of experts was assembled to design and run
the plant, employing many unique techniques and features that clearly set QRP
apart from other pressing plants. The 200-gram deluxe vinyl pressings from
QRP are truly exceptional.
Multiple Configurations for Reference Mastercuts
Depending on program lengths, some releases are cut at 45 rpm, some at 33-1/3
rpm. Some are single discs, some double. All feature deluxe gate-fold jackets
crafted by Stoughton Printing . An unusual feature of new RR masterings is
called the "FDS finish": the end of each side will have a 30-second band of
silent grooves before the "pull-away." No one today uses a record changer, and
the silent grooves allow time to lift the arm before the always-somewhat-noisy
tie-off. (Some 1950s vintage Capitol Full Dimensional Sound pressings sported
this feature.) RR founder, J. Tamblyn (Tam) Henderson deserves special
recognition for identifying the value of this unique production feature and
reintroducing it with the new Mastercuts.
Note: Half-speed Mastering involves a capturing process in which the original
recording master is played back at exactly half of the recorded speed. A
sequenced cutting lathe is then timed at exactly half of the playback speed.
This process allows twice as much time to carve a groove that accurately
represents the sound on the master tape. Half-speed mastering allows for cleaner
reproduction and also permits extended high frequency response, extending into
the ultrasonic region.
"The sonics are rich and full, with the added “air” around the orchestra’s sections as heard with the best vinyl recordings." - John Sunier, www.audaud.com, 5 Stars!!
• 200g Vinyl
• Half-speed Mastered
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Gatefold jacket
Eiji Oue, conductor
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1884-1908)
1. Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
2. Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
3. Dance of the Persian Slaves from Khovanshchina
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
4. Hopak from Mazeppa
Henri Rabaud (1873-1949)
1. Dances from Marouf, Cobbler of Cairo
Charles-Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
2. Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah