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André Previn had been principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra for
over ten years by the time he completed the recording of Boléro on this record,
the longest tenure with the LSO of any single conductor. During that time, he
raised the profile of both the orchestra and himself with UK television
appearances on such popular programmes as Morecambe and Wise and on his own
André Previn's Music Night where he introduced classical music to a mass UK
audience. His recorded legacy with the LSO belongs to that golden decade of
analogue recordings, mainly for EMI, which included the kind of repertoire in
which Previn excels, such as Russian Romantics like Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and
Prokofiev as well as British composers like Walton and Britten but his
versatility is also reflected in repertoire as diverse as Debussy and Haydn.
In the original 1980 review Ivan March of the GRAMOPHONE wrote:
"A first class coupling in every way. The recording is splendid. Bolero is
given a whole side to itself and the climax is superbly caught, full and
clear... The record was made in the Kingsway Hall and its unique acoustic is
even more impressively demonstrated in the Daphnis and Chloe suite, a highly
distinguished performance in every way... The recording throughout shows that
analogue techniques can still offer the most sophisticated detail, without loss
of colour and richness of texture."
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London Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn, conductor
Peter Lloyd, flute
David Cripps, horn
|Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
2. Daphnis et Chloe - Suite No. 2 (i. Lever du jour; ii. Pantomime; iii. Danse generale)
3. Pavane pour une infante defunte (flute solo, horn solo)
Recorded on 26 June 1979 (Boléro) at the Kingsway Hall, London and 14 July 1979,
No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London.
|This is a great recording! plenty of detail, natural sounding woodwinds, plenty of bass when called for, great soundstage. I also really like the venue where this was recorded - its a big auditorium and you can hear echoes of the auditorium.|