"Respighi's steadfast sensibilities included most notably a particular sense of orchestral gigantism and real-as-life color, features abundantly on display in the Feste Romane (1928). This work, the last in the composer's trilogy of "Roman" tone poems (the previous two having celebrated the city's fountains and ancient sites) calls for, in addition to a standard configuration of instruments, a number of others intended to evoke those that might have been heard in earlier times: an organ, a mandolin, two tavolette (a sort of drum), and three buccine (a trumpet-like military instrument). The composer prefaced each movement with an elaborate written description to provide a sort of guided tour," - AMG.
"Mercury Gokden Imports are selections from Mercury's justly famous Stereo 'Living Presence' catalog. All the discs are being remastered and pressed in Holland and we are assured that quality and sound will be first rate. Again the ear is astonished by the vividness and sparkle of the sound which the Mercury engineers were achieving in the sixties." - Gramophone.
The record is NM.
The jacket is Exc.
The LP plays Exc.
Clean, clear sound. Warm (compared to Mercury's Living Presence line) and detailed instruments.
Slight surface noise on very quiet passages and some 'ticks'.
Each record is washed on a VPI cleaning machine using a proprietary 3-5 agent process which is determined by the needs of the individual record. Each record is then listened to 100% to insure that the posted description is exactly what you can expect to get.
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