"A failure at its premiere, Bizet's Carmen began to find its enormous success only a few months later-and a few months after its composer's death. The opera's acclaim is mirrored by the popularity of the first orchestral suite drawn from it-like a second suite-by Ernest Guiraud, who also provided sung recitatives for the opera after Bizet's death." - AMG.
This LP is part of the prestigious Thomas Galloway collection and is so stamped on the back cover. It was sold (as well as the rest of the collection) to support the 70th season of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.
This title is the first release on the Mercury Living Presence series SR-90001
On The TAS Super Disk List.
This is a Mercury Living Presence Stereo recording from 1958.
Very Early pressing with RF5/RF4 Stampers.
Mastered by George Piros.
This series is highly regarded by Audiophiles as being some of the finest recordings ever made, even by today's standards and techniques!
These recordings are considered to be of true Audiophile quality.
The record is Exc+.
The jacket is NM.
The LP plays/sounds Mint.
A warm, open and airy sounding LP. Very dynamic with a large and deep soundstage with very precise imaging. Bass is deep, mids are liquid and high's are sweet and transparent - very tube-like. Great sound and a great performance.
Surface noise consists of very low-level 'crackles' on some very quiet passages and 3 audible 'ticks' on Side I
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