Scriabin The Poem Of Ecstasy 200G LP
A Bert Whyte recording of Maestro Stokowski conducting the Houston Symphony
at the Houston Civic Center in 1959. Le Poeme d’extase is a big, one movement
work in sonata form that combines the elements of a symphony and a tone poem.
The work highlights Scriabin’s development and exploitation of new harmonic
ideas including chord structures constructed on intervals of a fourth instead of
a third. Coupled on this release is another Stokowski/Houston performance of
Amirov’s “Azerbaijan Mugan” recorded on March 16th, 1959 at the Houston Civic
Center. Amirov’s composition, masterfully performed by Stokowski and the
Houston, exhibits the complicated system of mode scales and fixed melodic
patterns characteristic of music of the East.
The LP was cut directly from the 35mm magnetic film using a vintage Westrex 1551
tape machine, with specially built playback electronics that are vastly superior
to any others used on these machines to playback the original 35mm tapes. The
Len Horowitz / History of Recorded Sound specially modified 1551, fitted with
brand new playback heads matched to the revolutionary playback electronics was
stationed at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood.
With Len Horowitz running the playback machine and Bernie Grundman mastering
from the three track 35mm tapes, Classic Records has been able to cut the
legendary sound and performances directly from the 35mm magnetic film through
Classic's "ALL TUBE" tape playback system and cutting system at Bernie Grundman
Mastering in Hollywood.
The LP's are pressed on Classic's 200g Super Vinyl Profile making it possible to
get ever nuance out of the non-distorted grooves that make SVP sound superior to
all other records on the market today. Authentic tip on construction jackets
with all original artwork and labels add to this must have deluxe LP edition as
part of the Classic Everest 35MM LP Series.
• 200g Super Vinyl
• Authentic tip on construction jacket
• Original artwork
• Everest 35mm LP Series
• Cut directly from original 35mm magnetic film using all tube cutting system
The Houston Symphony Orchestra
Leopold Stokowski, conductor
The Poem of Ecstasy (Le Poem d'extase), Op. 54
Azerbaijan Mugan (Kyurdi Ovshari)