"One of the Undisputed Finest Recordings in the History of Classical Music Now Sounds Better Than Ever! Simply Put, The Power Of The Orchestra Will Blow You Away!
A recording this bold, this bombastic with totally jaw-dropping dynamics just begged to be cut at 45 RPM. Oh, it was awesome at 33 1/3 - no question. But wait 'till you hear it now. UN-FREAKIN'-BELIEVABLE!!
Mastered by George Marino.
"...Re-mastered by George Marino, this 45-rpm edition delivers - in spades - all this LP is desired for: a palette of instrumental colors as vivid as Kodachrome and as rich as a sampler of chocolate confections; a magnificently lifelike soundstage of tremendous width, depth, and air; and brass choirs, massed strings, high and low percussion delivered with extraordinary weight and effortless dynamic power. The ultimate demonstration disc, it's guaranteed to show what your system can and can't do." Music = 3.5/5; Sonics = 5/5 - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, October 2010
"The original The Power of the Orchestra has been on many 'best recording' lists, and the discontinued Chesky reissue, with Leibowitz and the Royal Phil, made it on HP's Super Disc list. Yeah, this is one of the best RCA Living Stereo DECCA recordings at Kingsway Hall by Kenneth Wilkinson and pristine original copies cost a mint. This is really accessible, power classical music." - Jim Hannon, AVguide.com
Recorded at Kingsway Hall and engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson, this record couples Moussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition with Night On Bare Mountain. It has long been considered among the greatest sounding records ever made. Perhaps most stunning about Power of the Orchestra are the effortless dynamics, which have been reviewed and raved about ever since the first RCA shaded dog. From the teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy gentle plucks of strings to the WHAM!! CRASH!! SLAM!! of a full orchestra without a bit of notice. It's heart-stopping, jump-out-of-your-seat-type dynamics. The Power of the Orchestra - a more appropriate title there never was. But to hear it at 45 RPM...Oh! My! God! This thing's got all the weight of an anchor but at the same time the clarity and airiness and sparkle of a feather. Nuance, a holographic soundstage, emotion to spare - this one's got it all. A true reference. Power, indeed.
Originally recorded in 1962."
This LP is part of a very prestigious Long Island Record Collection which I am selling for the owner. Over the next few weeks/months, I will be listing many Audiophile, rare and highly collectable LP's from this collection. Most of the items are in Mint/Near Mint condition and have either been rarely played or, in many, many cases unplayed or sealed.
All open LP's have been cleaned on a professional Record Cleaning Machine.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire many highly desirable and collectable recordings in pristine condition.
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