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Considered purely in isolation, this is a decent enough recording of Rimsky's good ol' warhouse, in excellent early Decca sound. But that's not how we judge oft-recorded classical pieces. Taken in a broader context, this is easily outclassed - in both sound and performance - by the classic Beecham/RPO/EMI and Reiner/CSO/RCA recordings. So those would remain my recommendations. Why buy fish paste when you can get caviar?
Title: Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade - Symphonic Suite, Op. 35
Artist(s): Ernest Ansermet & L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips 2-track tape
Recorded November 1960 at Victoria Hall, Geneva.
Recording Producer: James Walker
Recording Engineer: R.G. Wallace
1 The Sea And Sinbad's Ship 10:05
2 The Story Of The Kalandar Prince 11:11
3 The Young Prince And The Young Princess 9:36
4 Festival At Baghdad - The Sea 12:26
Total Time: 43:18
Digital re-mastering in DSD256 :
Merging Technology Pyramix software with the
Hapi Analog to Digital converter