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Beethoven Symphony No 7'
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92One of four legendary LP albums that represent Carlos Kleiber's entire orchestral output for Deutsche
Grammophon, now available individually. These LPs were expertly produced from the recent 24-bit remastered
recordings, which are as faithful to the original analogue sources as possible. Manufactured on 180-gram vinyl, each record comes with its original LP front and back covers.1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
3. Presto - Assai meno presto
4. Allegro con brio$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antal Doráti, performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.1. First Movement: Poco Sostenuto; Vivace
2. Second Movement: Allegretto
3. Third Movement: Presto; Presto Meno Assai; Presto
4. Fourth Movement Allegro Con Brio
5. Fidelio Overture, 72b$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 Pastorale
The Famed Recording Returns In A Premier Vinyl Reissue From Analogue Productions!
Mastered From The Original Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound
Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 200-gram Vinyl!
Deluxe Old-style Tip-on Gatefold Jacket With Additional Photos From The Sony Music Archives!
Bruno Walter helped shape the very essence of interpretive style among conductors. Walter's rendition of Beethoven's sixth symphony is perhaps the greatest ever recorded - his reading of the score comes off sounding like a piece of literature or poetry, but that is a great thing and perfectly blends with the music to create a benchmark recording.
And here, once again, Analogue Productions has taken a classic and shaped it to make the premier reissue of this famed LP. Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound mastered this album from the original analog tapes. The cut lacquers were plated and pressed to 200-gram vinyl by our own Quality Record Pressings. The Stoughton Printing old-style tip-on gatefold jacket has been upgraded handsomely by a series of rarely-seen photos of Walter from the Sony Music Archives. Everything about this reissue radiates quality.
Written in 1808, Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major (Pastoral), Op. 68, is deemed one of the most influential by the famed composer. Unlike the vast majority of assumed names by which his works have become known, Beethoven directed from the very outset that his sixth symphony be titled Pastoral Symphony, or a recollection of country life. It was a musical approach to the forces of nature that inspired Beethoven.
Walter's late life was marked by stereo recordings with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble of professional musicians assembled by Columbia Records for recordings.
Originally released in 1958, this recording still sounds fresh, with a broad soundstage, persuasive depth, and a remarkable sense of air and presence. Simply because of Walter's vibrant, fluid interpretation, taking into account both variable tempi and heightened accents, the result is one of the most passionate, awe-inspiring recorded versions of this symphony that's ever been recorded.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. I. Allegro ma non troppo (The awakening of joyful feelings upon arrival in the country)
2. II. Andante molto moto (The Brook)
3. III. Allegro (Village Festival)
4. IV. Allegro (The Storm)
5. V. Allegretto (Shepherd's Song)$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wiener Philharmoniker - 175th Anniversary Edition (Box Set)Celebrating the Wiener Philharmoniker's 175th anniversary with a special vinyl release: A limited, numbered edition
of 1842 sets. Includes the first release of Bruckner's Symphony No. 2 with Riccardo Muti. Schumann's Symphony
No. 3 and Cello Concerto conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Includes three other legendary recordings: Carlos
Kleiber's Beethoven's 7th Symphony; Claudio Abbado's Brahms' Hungarian Dances; Herbert von Karajan
conducting Wagner Orchestral Works and Liebestod.$139.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ska Me ForeverTokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra celebrates their 25th anniversary with the release of their new album, Ska Me Forever.
The legendary ska band's 19th album boasts a dynamic blend of rock, jazz, ska and punk, and features the lead single Wake Up! with Asian Kung-Fu Generation, plus fan-favorite covers of Cafe Tacvba Eres, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and the classic Latin ballad Cielito Lindo.
From the beginning in the late 1980s club scene in Japan, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra rose to fame in their native country and have taken their acclaimed live show worldwide, performing to festival audiences in Europe, the United States, and Latin America, including Glastonbury, Supersonico, Coachella, and Vive Latino. The band has collaborated with Manu Chao and Fishbone.1. Damned
3. Wake Up!
5. Tennessee Waltz
7. Down Beat Stomp
8. Ska Me Crazy
9. Storm Ride$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Terry Riley: In C (Pure Pleasure)If ever there were a popular work of minimalism, one that stated its purpose so clearly it could not be mistaken, Terry Riley's legendary composition In C is the one. It is a work that needs no explanation for its pulsing sequences of pitch all centering around the 53 phases of no duration played on the note and its performances have been numerous--even if there have been relatively few recordings of it. The Bang on a Can all-stars have recorded perhaps the most innovative version of the work thus far, after Riley's own, which was issued in the 1960s on Columbia's long defunct Odyssey label. This version reads minimalism as popular music and popular music as, finally, classical. The Bang on a Can version is outrageously wonderful. This single repeated note, meditatively engaged and then played upon in modulation, is taken by Bang on a Can and torn apart, with gritty, urban vision, rock & roll energy, and pure New York street smarts. Using a wide array of instruments (from piano, vibes, glockenspiel, cello, Wu man's pipa, clarinet, mandolin, soprano saxophone, electric guitar, marimba, chimes, and bass) for 45 minutes, this mind-flexing composition is moved through the sequence of all these instrumentalists, each coloring it just a bit, moving it a tad further outside and into the future, the dynamics shift subtly and change, direction becomes fluid, and the drama becomes white-knuckle tense after such a meditative beginning and then releases again.
This is the creation of language, tonal, timbral, and spatial. There is an architecture at work in this version that erects small towers of meaning in sound and piles them atop each other until a sonic Tower of Babel is finally fully erected. The pulse never stops; it never disengages no matter which instrument or group of instruments enters or leaves the fray. It is there, constant, always being born and always dying and being transformed, reincarnated as some other sound, some other phrase, but always identified by the pulse. This is more hypnotic than any rock & roll, and more powerful than any Beethoven symphony is taken in with openness. This is music -- ultimately made by a truly gifted and disciplined ensemble that share a singularly optimistic vision for modern music -- that can, and will, change your life.
- Terry Riley (conductor, saxophone, organ)
- Margaret Hassell, Lawrence Singer (oboe)
- Darlene Reynard (bass)
- Jon Hassell (trumpet)
- Jerry Kirkbride (clarinet)
- David Shostac (flute)
- Stuart Dempster (trombone)
- Edward Burnham (vibraphone)
- Jan Williams (marimba)
Recording: 1968 at Columbia's 30th Street Studio, New York, by Fred Plaut and Russ Payne
Production: David Behrman
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. In C$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (Out Of Stock)
Cut from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
Otto Klemperer (1885-1973) is remembered more as an old man whose last years embraced the refinement of analogue stereo recording and the burgeoning of color television (his performances of Beethoven Symphonies at the Royal Festival Hall were captured by the BBC). As a young man though, he was at the vanguard of much of the new music of the 20th century, and was friends with Mahler (assisting at the premiere of Mahler's 8th Symphony) and championed works by Janacek, Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Hindemith, as well as being a composer himself. Arguably his greatest legacy is the raft of superb recordings he made for EMI from 1954 until 1971, with his interpretations of Beethoven and Brahms symphonies particularly celebrated.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional "advance" playback head, ensuring a completely analogue process.
In the original 1972 review in the GRAMOPHONE they wrote:
"The main object of this new recording, I imagine, is to give us [Klemperer's] commanding version of this symphony in a really up to date recording and in this HMV's engineers have been highly successful. The remastered version of his older recording still sounds very well but one has only to compare a few bars to be convinced of the greater superiority of this new edition. It has a more immediate presence which increases the impact of this magisterial reading of the score, while the extremely well defined string bass draws attention to important points one might otherwise overlook; as for example, the place in the slow movement where the accompaniment to the main tune changes from quavers into triplets... As most readers will know by now, you must take Klemperer's Beethoven on his own terms: and his own terms are both impressive, and what is more important, often extraordinarily revealing."
This title is not eligible for discount.Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 7
1. 1st Movement: Poco sostenuto - Vivace
2. 2nd Movement: Allegretto
1. 3rd Movement: Presto - Assai meno presto
2. 4th Movement: Allegro con brio
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) (Otto Klemperer arrangements)
Gavotte with Six variations$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock