- Ernest Ansermet Collection
- Music of Alexander Borodin - Ernest Ansermet L'Orchestre De La Suisse
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It is good that we can enjoy these old titles in good DSD quality sound. If not for this release, we will not have the opportunity to appreciate the good sound quality of this old recording. The sound quality is on par with the expensive Japanese reissues of other Ansermet's titles on SACDs.
Good as the budget London Weekend Classics CD is, its' substantially wire glassy and wirey soundinging when compared to this absolute STUNNING open reel transfer from HDTT. Yes indeed, your ears will not be deceiving you. Symphonies 2 + 3 are 1954 Stereo recordings. As a footnote, there are track listing errors on HDTT's edition. Like the London Stereo Treasury CD, HDTT's transfer also contains Ansermet's 1954 Stereo recording of the "Prince Igor" Overture, which for whatever reason, does not apppear on the HDTT Track listing or the CD itself. The 3rd Symphony is listed as Tracks 5 + 6, but actually both movements play as one Track, on Track 5. The unlisted "Prince Igor" Overture will play on Track 6. Perhaps this all may be corected on future pressings.
For lovers of Russian music this is a wonderful addition to your collection. The music is moving in the audio quality is exceptional.
Title: Music of Alexander Borodin
Artist(s): Ernest Ansermet L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips 2-track tape
Symphony No.2 & 3 recorded 1954
Producer Victor Olof Engineer: Roy Wallace
Prince Igor Polovtsian Dances recorded 1960
In the Steppes of Central Asia recorded 1961
Producer James Walker Engineer: Roy Wallace
All tracks recorded at Victoria Hall, Geneva
Symphony No. 2 In B Minor
1. Allegro 7:19
2. Scherzo (Prestissimo) 5:35
3. Andante 13:07
4. Finale (Allegro) 7:14
Symphony No. 3 In A Minor (Unfinished)
5. Moderato Assai 8:49
6. Scherzo (Vivo) 10:36
7. Prince Igor Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens 2:29
8. Prince Igor Polovtsian Dances with Chorus 11:13
9. In the Steppes of Central Asia 6:44
Total Time: 1:13:06
Mastered in Pure DSD256