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These are celebrated recordings, excellently transferred. One star deducted for the unhelpful, mildly gonzo coupling.
Klemperer and Boult cycles somewhat better - so no surprise, there. Generally excellent SQ, with beautiful vocals and recessed orchestra - quite appropriate, here.
Musically, a masterpiece that HDTT with its work can re-propose as best it could not be. Excellent!
Finally, I got a great replacement for my Living Stereo LP. The sound is perfect.
Classic standards + Reiner/Chicago & Marriner/ St. Martin's, well recorded & mastered. What's not to like?
Title: Sergei Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60
Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Artist(s): Prokofiev: Fritz Reiner The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky: Neville Marriner - Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields
Recording Info: Prokofiev transferred from an RCA 2-track Tape #BCS-96
Recorded 1958 Engineer – Lewis Layton Producer – Richard Mohr
Stravinsky transferred from a 15ips 2 track tape
Engineer Alan Reeve, Kenneth Wilkinson Producer Michael Bremner
Recorded by Decca/Argo November 1967
Kingsway Hall, London, United Kingdom
Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60
1 The Birth of Kije 4:16
2 Romance 4:27
3 The Wedding of Kije 2:49
4 Troika 2:38
5 The Interment of Kije 6:05
6 Sinfonia (Overture) 2:02
7 Serenata 3:09
8 Scherzino 4:35
9 Tarantella 1:53
10 Toccata 1:01
11 Gavotte con due variazioni 4:00
12 Vivo (Duet) (Trombone And Double-Bass) 1:33
13 Minuetto 2:09
14 Finale 2:08