Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade 180g LP
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Great Sounding Classical Title from EMI!
180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original EMI Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
“Records that are financial bargains are either reissues of somewhat old
material that are admirably played but in faded recorded sound or new records by
artists whose names hold out little promise of an exciting performance. But when
you are offered a new record of Scheherazade, played by the Philharmonia
Orchestra and conducted by a conductor, Kletzki, who is very likely to do this
sort of thing well, then you can hope for a cheap record that is a bargain in
the best sense of the word. And that is what this record is.”
So began the GRAMOPHONE review for what was in 1960 a new budget label designed
to compete with the emergence of record clubs offering cheap records by mail
order. Unlike Decca’s Ace of Clubs, HMV Concert Classics offered mainstream
repertoire, often newly recorded and in stereo.
In the original December 1960 review of the stereo release Thomas Hearns of the
GRAMOPHONE summed up his comments above with:
“...a thoroughly good performance and very well recorded...”
Recorded on April 12-14, 1960 at No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London. Produced by the legendary Victor Olof and engineered by Douglas Larter.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional ‘advance’ playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.
• Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180g Vinyl
• Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original EMI stereo analogue master tapes
• Superior Audiophile Pressing
• Features original album artwork
• Made in England
Paul Kletzki, conductor
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
1. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
2. The Story of the Kalendar Prince
1. The Young Prince and Young Princess
2. The Festival of Baghdad; The Sea; The Ship goes to pieces on a Rock
surmounted by a Bronze Warrior