"While the composition of Swan Lake came in the period of 1875-1876, it incorporated music from an 1871 unpublished effort entitled The Lake of the Swans, the composer's first attempt at ballet. In addition, a second-act waltz was said to have been adapted from his 1869 opera Undine. Swan Lake was not a success initially, but shortly after the composer's 1893 death, it began to take hold. The work was then staged in the Riccardo Drigo version, which, with many excisions, additions, and reordering of numbers, became the standard performing version for many years. " - AMG.
The record is Mint.
The Jacket is Exc++.
The LP plays/sounds Mint-.
Absolutely beautiful. The sound of this recording can only be described as Lucious, Detailed and Musical. It just sounds, as close as possible, like real Music. The Bass is deep and natural, the mids are warm, sweet and liquid, and the high's are open , airy and shimmering. I know these are a lot of adjectives but they just begin to describe how excellent this LP sounds.
Surface noise is random, low-level 'ticks' on side 1 and very low-level 'crackles' on very quiet passages on side 2.
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