Single 33 1/3 rpm LP, half speed mastered, 200-gram disc from Quality Record Pressings, in gatefold jacket
You will enjoy amazing sound on this deluxe half-speed mastered 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.
SIDE ONE: 1 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Dance of the Tumblers from THE SNOW MAIDEN 3:47; 2 RICHARD STRAUSS Dance of the Seven Veils from SALOME 9:41; 3 MUSSORGSKY Dance of the Persian Slaves from KHOVANSHCHINA 6:50; 4 TCHAIKOVSKY Hopak from MAZEPPA 4:12;
SIDE TWO: 1 RABAUD Dances from MAROUF, COBBLER OF CAIRO 14:55; 2 SAINT-SAËNS Bacchanale from SAMSON AND DELILAH 7:30.
“…a sonic spectacular. The orchestra sounds full, natural, warm, and
nicely spread out over the soundstage. There is none of the glare that still seems to affect many orchestral digital recordings; even the highest register of the violins sounds smooth and musical. Climaxes are never congested, and the fullest textures still retain clarity… this is simply to enjoy.” —Henry Fogel, Fanfare
“Paradoxically, the sound I heard offered a clearer, more ‘natural’ balance between strings, winds, brass and percussion than my balcony seat in the hall.” —John Michel, Skyway News Minneapolis
“…a mound of whipped cream, served with panache. The sheer virtuosity of the playing is a marvel — this remains one of the great American orchestras — and the interpretations are clean, light, sometimes tongue-in-cheek” —Michael Fleming, St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Oue’s program offers an inventive combination of worthwhile obscurities interlocked with superb versions of popular classics.” —Heuwell Tircuit, InTune
NOTE: RR does NOT recommend using Media Mail for LP shipping and cannot be held responsible for damages using this method of shipping. ALSO: This music available as RR-71HDCD and HR-71 (HRx) and RR-71SACD