"After hearing I Musici perform, Arturo Toscanini remarked, "Twelve individual instrumental masters, and together the finest chamber orchestra in the world." This Italian ensemble has long attracted international attention for their emphasis on brilliance, strength of attack, and high level of discipline, beginning with their first performances of seventeenth and eighteenth century Italian music. The group was formed in March 1952 by 12 students at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, who developed a common interest in pre-Classical music during conservatory meetings. Upon origination the ensemble was composed of six violins, two violas, two cellos, a double bass, and a harpsichord; there were three women and nine men. Nearly all of the original violinists were pupils of the same Accademia teacher, Remy Principe. The name "I Musici," literally "The Musicians," was chosen by the performers to reflect their enthusiasm for the spirit of the music of an epoch in which "professionalism" had not yet assumed its present pervasive significance. They came together with the single purpose of expressing their deep love for music, and the purity of their intention is heard at performances and on recordings." - AMG.
This is a true Philips 1st pressing from 1970.
The record is Mint.
The jacket is NM.
The LP plays/sounds Mint+.
Absolutely outstanding. One of the most beautiful, lush sounding recordings I've heard! The sound is warm, golden and liquid, yet with plenty of detail. The instruments are 3-D like and imaging is fantastic. The soundstage is wide and deep.
Minor surface noise (low-level ticks) on extremely quiet passages only.
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