Label: Decca - 417 400-1 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Classical • Style: Romantic
Andantino in modo di canzona Symphony No. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato — Allegro Symphony No. Finale: Allegro con fuoco Nutcracker, suite from the ballet, Op. Overture Miniature.
Allegro No Means No* - You Kill Me Nutcracker, suite from the ballet, Op. Tempo di marcia viva Nutcracker, suite from the ballet, Op. Andante non troppo Nutcracker, suite from the ballet, Op. Tempo di trepak. Allegretto In D Major - Alfred Cortot - Frédéric Chopin - Twenty-four Preludes, Op.
28 / Impromptus / Fantasie-, suite from the ballet, Op. Allegro moderato Nutcracker, suite from the ballet, Op. Moderato assai Nutcracker, suite from the ballet, Op. Valse des Fleurs. This recording is in both stereo and MCH, with the MCH sourced from the original 3-track master so front, center, and right are from discrete sources, and rears are synthetic ambience or quadraphonic master.
The Nutcracker excerpts were recorded much earlier—May 2,but both sound pretty much alike. Sony states both of these are from original multichannel tapes, but what we hear from the back is primarily ambient hall sound. Surprisingly, Nutcracker is a touch better than the symphony, but there is no question both recordings benefit greatly from the improved sonic capability of SACD with its wider dynamic range and broader frequency response.
Gone are the shallow, shrill, constricted sonics that made the Royal Edition stereo issue sound like the performance was recorded off of a transistor radio. Yes, there may be a bit too much coming from the rear channels from time to time, but this is a small price to pay for the quantum leap in warmth, clarity, and impact.
However, a timely inquiry of Sony reveals that both performances have been remastered from original multichannel session tapes. The proof is in the result, and here at least the results speak or sound for themselves more eloquently than II. Danses Caractéristiques: Danse De La Fée Dragée - Tchaikovsky* - Chicago Symphony Orchestra* / S ever could detail in words. Could it be that surround sound will be more useful to collectors as a reissue medium than as a source of new productions?
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