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  • Concerto For Orchestra -- Houston Symphony Orchestra Concerto For Orchestra -- Houston Symphony Orchestra Quick View

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    Concerto For Orchestra -- Houston Symphony Orchestra

    Bartoks Concerto for Orchestra derives its name from the approach taken in treating instrument groups within the orchestra in a concertante or soloist manner throughout the piece. This virtuoso treatment, for example, is notable in the fugato section of the first movement where the brass are highlighted as well as in the second movement where pairs of instruments appear consecutively creating a brilliant passage. Stokowskis interpretation of this popular Bartok composition was recorded at the Houston Civic Center by Bert Whyte and team and originally released in March of 1961. The LP, as are all reissues from this series, was cut directly from the 35mm magnetic film using a vintage Westrex 1551 tape machine, with specially built playback electronics that are vastly superior to any others used on these machines to playback the original 35mm tapes. The Len Horowitz / History of Recorded Sound specially modified 1551, fitted with brand new playback heads matched to the revolutionary playback electronics was stationed at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. With Len Horowitz running the playback machine and Bernie Grundman mastering from the three track 35mm tapes, Classic Records has been able to cut the legendary sound and performances directly from the 35mm magnetic film through Classic's ALL TUBE tape playback system and cutting system at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. The LP's are pressed on Classic's 200g Super Vinyl Profile making it possible to get every nuance out of the non-distorted grooves that make SVP sound superior to all other records on the market today. Authentic tip on construction jackets with all original artwork and labels add to this must have deluxe LP edition as part of the Classic Everest 35MM LP Series.
    1. Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
    Bela Bartok & Leopold Stokowski
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  • Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Orchestra Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Orchestra Quick View

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    Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Orchestra

    Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra is a psychedelic children's song-cycle for adults that reveals Joe Westerlund's fascination with collage, improvisation, humor, and the convergence of atonal and popular melodies.
    Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Orchestra
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  • Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra Quick View

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    Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Since its original release on LP in the mid-1950s, Fritz Reiner's rendition of the Concerto for Orchestra has stood as the standard against which all other recordings of the work are measured. Reiner's superb control of his orchestra and of Bartók's rhythms and textures is still unsurpassed, even by dozens of subsequent conductors in the digital age. Likewise, the Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta shows just what an incredible ensemble the Chicago Symphony was under Reiner's direction. The original 2-track session tapes were used in mastering for this LP.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Introduzione: Andante non troppo: Allegro vivace
    2. Giuoco delle copple: Allegretto scherzando
    3. Elegia: Andante non troppe
    4. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto
    5. Pesante: Presto
    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra Unknown Mortal Orchestra Quick View

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    Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra have officially signed to Fat Possum for this, their self-titled debut LP. UMO was initially conceived by New Zealand native, Ruban, to release some tracks via a Bandcamp page to promote his limited edition vinyl in 2010. He pieced a band together, with skilled producer, Jake on bass and a brilliant teenage drummer named Julian to fill out the band. Based in Portland, Oregon, their debut brings break-beats together with '70s harmonies and a minimal Krautrock rhythm section.

    1. FFunny FFrends

    2. Bicycle

    3. Thought Ballune

    4. Jello and Juggernauts

    5. How Can You Luv Me

    6. Nerve Damage!

    7. Little Blu House

    8. Strangers Are Strange

    9. Boy Witch
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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  • Phonovisions Symphonic Orchestra Phonovisions Symphonic Orchestra Quick View

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    Phonovisions Symphonic Orchestra

    2015 will mark Wax Tailor's career 10th anniversary. To kick off the celebrations in style, he is coming back with Phonovision Symphonic Orchestra. Partnering with a 52 piece orchestra, he reorchestrated 27 of his most beloved tracks and performed them live on a European tour, where they were recorded. This album brings together classics like Que Sera, Say Yes or Hypnosis Theme in a complete new light, with lush arrangements meant to emphasize the interaction between the symphonic orchestra and the electronic beats of Wax Tailor.
    1. Phonovisions
    2. Sometimes
    3. Alien In My Belly
    4. Dusty Rainbow
    5. A Woman's Voice
    6. Masquerade Theme
    7. Until Heaven Stops The Rain
    8. Hypnosis Theme
    9. This Train
    10. Walk The Line
    11. Dry Your Eyes
    12. Down In Flames
    13. Like An Hourglass
    14. Only Once
    15. Heart Stop
    16. The Sound
    17. Positively Inclined
    18. City Vapors
    19. Dragon Chasers
    20. Our Dance
    21. House Of Wax
    22. B-Boy On Wax
    23. Seize The Day
    24. Que Sera
    25. Am I Free
    26. To Dry Up
    27. Say Yes
    Wax Tailor
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  • Copland 100/Minnesota Orchestra Copland 100/Minnesota Orchestra Quick View

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    Copland 100/Minnesota Orchestra

    200 Gram LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Eiji Oue conducts the Minnesota Orchestra performing selections by Aaron Copland.


    Aaron Copland, America's best-known and best-loved composer, would have been 100 years old this centennial year. Reference Recordings is pleased to honor his memory with this memorial LP of three of his most renowned and memorable works. Fanfare For the Common Man has become emblematic of state and major sports occasions. Its majestic strains for brass and percussion inevitably raise goosebumps wherever they are heard.


    Appalachian Spring is Copland's most beloved dance score, and is indelibly associated with Martha Graham, who gave it birth. It sings of earlier-Americans whose lives were tied to the land and it features the timeless folksong Simple Gifts. The Third Symphony is considered to be Copland's masterpiece, the finest symphony produced by any 20th-century American. Its finale brings back the Fanfare, scored for full symphony orchestra, to bring the program to a spine-tingling climax.

    1. Fanfare For The Common Man
    2. Third Symphony
    3. Molto Moderato
    4. Allegro Molto
    5. Andantino Quasi Allegretto
    6. Molto Deliberato
    Eiji Oue
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  • Liberation Music Orchestra Liberation Music Orchestra Quick View

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    Liberation Music Orchestra

    A fascinating reissue that comfortably straddles the lines of jazz, folk, and world music, working up a storm by way of a jazz protest album that points toward the Spanish Civil War in particular and the Vietnam War in passing. Haden leads the charge and contributes material, but the real star here may in fact be Carla Bley, who arranged numbers, wrote several, and contributed typically brilliant piano work.
    1. The Introduction
    2. Song Of The United Front
    3. El Quinto Regimento / Los Cuatro Generales / Viva La Quince Brigada
    4. The Ending To The First Side
    5. Song For Chè
    6. War Orphans
    7. The Interlude (Drinking Music)
    8. Circus '68 '69
    9. We Shall Overcome
    Charlie Haden
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  • Sonic Mandala Go: Organic Orchestra Sonic Mandala Go: Organic Orchestra Quick View

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    Sonic Mandala Go: Organic Orchestra

    Adam Rudolph and Go: Organic Orchestra Find the Dynamic, Beautiful Center of Globally Informed, Improvisationally Generated Sound
    A walled city, a map of the world, a spiraling call: a mandala's meaning extends far beyond pattern and line. It does more than represent an ideal or suggest a path. It is reality, laid out in its true form, for us to contemplate. Composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph finds a similar shape of things via sound, enlisting the Go: Organic Orchestra, an ensemble of players who can be assembled anywhere, anytime.








    In the project's latest iteration, Rudolph has gathered his longest collaborating group of musicians based in New York, for a series of elegant, diversely textured pieces that form a Sonic Mandala. Following a compositional and conducting approach Rudolph has honed over decades of contemplation, performance, and creation, the group delineates a space where contemporary classical, jazz, and global traditions effortlessly converge. Though Rudolph provides matrix-based scores and a streamlined vocabulary of conducting gestures to guide musicians, ultimately the pieces spring from the intent focus and spontaneous dialogue engendered in the musicians themselves. The beauty lies in the ambiguity, the openness, reflects Rudolph. There's something about playing into the center of the expressive quality of the music, something really intuitive that the musicians bring to it, as they focus on it. It's about being in tune, being completely in the present. You don't think about your musical gesture ahead of time, but serve the moment.
    LP1
    Part One (Invitation)
    Part Two
    Part Three
    Part Four
    Part Five
    Part Six


    LP2
    Part Seven (slow)
    Part Seven (medium)
    Part Seven (fast)
    Part Eight
    Part Nine
    Part Ten
    Part Eleven
    Part Twelve (Universal Mother)

    Adam Rudolph
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  • Concert For Violin & Orchestra Concert For Violin & Orchestra Quick View

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    Concert For Violin & Orchestra

    Johanna Martzy has hitherto only been heard on records here in the Brahms Concerto and that performance established her at once as a great player. This record entirely confirms the verdict. She has an unerring sense of tempo - how exactly right is her speed for the slow movement: and her freshness and rhythm in the finale are a delight. This is just the sort of performance this concerto needs and it is one that will commend the music to anyone who has so far not been particularly captivated by the work. ... The orchestral accompaniment is extremely well done. - Gramophone


    Musicians:

    Johanna Martzy

    Rias Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin

    Feren Fricsay, conductor

    Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
    Concert for Violin and Orchestra, A minor, Op. 53
    Antonin Dvorak
    $44.99
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  • YMO USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra YMO USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra Quick View

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    YMO USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra

    Import

    This first YMO album was released in 1978 in Japan ('79 in Europe) and set a precedent in the music industry like never before. By releasing this daring album, YMO shook the world with their Synthpop','at the time a revelation as well as a revolution.


    YMO created their own sound, far ahead of its time. The band was amongst the first to use a computer music composer, which was a programmed Roland MC-8 Microcomposer developed by Hideki Matsutake (composer, arranger and computer programmer). The trio mainly used electronic equipment on this album. The only acoustic instruments used were a piano and marimba percussion set. This type of production was never heard of before and set about a new movement within the music business.


    Featuring the hit Firecracker, an infectious and exotic Martin Denny cover, which became a staple in the early Hip Hop scene in New York.

    LP1
    1. Computer Game theme From The Circus (instrumental)
    2. Firecracker (instrumental)
    3. Simoon (album Version)
    4. Cosmic Surfin' (instrumental)
    5. Computer Game theme From The Invader (instrumental)
    6. Yellow Magic (tong Poo) (instrumental)
    7. La Femme Chinoise (album Version)
    8. Bridge Over Troubled Music (instrumental)
    9. Mad Pierrot (instrumental)


    LP2
    1. Computer Game theme From The Circus (instrumental)
    2. Firecracker (instrumental)
    3. Simoon (instrumental)
    4. Cosmic Surfin' (album Version)
    5. Computer Game theme From The Invader (instrumental)
    6. Tong Poo (instrumental)
    7. La Femme Chinoise (album Version)
    8. Bridge Over Troubled Music (instrumental)
    9. Mad Pierrot (instrumental)

    10. Acrobat (instrumental)

    Yellow Magic Orchestra
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  • Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra Quick View

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    Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra

    Sounding as fresh today as it did in 1973, Seven Songs places the Gary Burton Quartet in an orchestral context, with compositions of Michael Gibbs - inspired by Messiaen and Charles Ives as well as Miles and Gil Evans - and exceptional soloing by Mick Goodrick, Steve Swallow and Burton himself. The production is exemplary: Seven Songs set a new standard for recordings of orchestral jazz.


    Musicians:

    Gary Burton (vibraharp)

    Michael Goodrick (guitar)

    Steve Swallow (bass)

    Ted Seibs (drums)

    NDR-Symphony Orchestra

    Michael Gibbs (conductor)


    Recorded December 1973

    1. Nocturne Vulgaire / Arise, Her Eyes
    2. Throb

    3. By Way Of A Preface
    4. Phases

    5. The Rain Before It Falls

    6. Three
    Gary Burton
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  • Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra (Pure Pleasure) Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra (Pure Pleasure)

    The 'Hawk' Talks Of Many Things:
    Actual playing experience on the job is the best way to learn to think. Improvising is playing with a lot of thought behind it; but none of the hard work that goes into thinking should show up in your playing. Too often improvising is really copying. To really improvise, a musician needs to know everything - not only his instrument, but harmony, composition, theory, the whole works. It's more important than ever today. ('Today' being 1960)



    When you don't have control (of your instrument), you can't incorporate the ideas that you hear and feel into your style. That's what's wrong with so many of the players coming up today. Sure I was advanced for my time in those early days, for just that reason - I had studied hard since I was five, and studied classics all my life, and it gives me an advantage over the other fellows I was playing with.



    Musicians:



    • Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone)

    • Thad Jones (trumpet)

    • Eddie Costa (piano, vibraphone)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • Osie Johnson (drums)



    Recording: April - June 1973 by Glen Kolotkin

    Production: Carlos Santana, Maitreya Michael Shrieve and Tom Coster



    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.


    1. Bean In Orbit
    2. After Midnight
    3. Hassle
    4. Moodsville
    5. Stalking
    Coleman Hawkins
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall Quick View

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    Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall

    Import


    Town Hall, New York, Saturday, February 28, 1959

    1. Thelonious
    2. Friday the 13th
    3. Monk's Mood
    4. Little Rootie Tootie
    5. Off Minor
    6. Crepuscule With Nellie
    Thelonious Monk
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  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush Quick View

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    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush

    Purple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, will release The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush on November 13. Nearly sixty musicians and thirty vocalists transform nine of Rush's greatest hits into even more intricate, soaring orchestral works.


    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra covers the best-known classics, from Working Man, the self-titled debut album track that launched Rush's career in the U.S. to Subdivisions from Signals, the album that proved electronic rock could reside in the top ten. The band's most successful record, Moving Pictures, is represented by rousing versions of Tom Sawyer and Red Barchetta. Special guest guitarists include Steve Rothery of Marillion on Working Man and Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden on Red Barchetta. The Windrush Choir provides backing vocals and solos.


    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, formed in 1946 and based in London, has been called the nation's favorite orchestra. It has had internationally known maestros like Andre Previn and Louis Clark, and has toured the world. The RPO is a best-selling and adventurous recording entity as well. In 1969, it recorded a concerto for Deep Purple, composed by the band's organist Jon Lord. It earned a top ten U.S. single in 1982 with Hooked On Classics. Over the years, RPO has orchestrally arranged Pink Floyd, Oasis, Queen, R.E.M., Madonna and ABBA.


    The orchestra was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, conducted by BAFTA Award-winning musician and composer Richard Harvey. Harvey performed with the prog rock group Gryphon and as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (specializing in mediaeval and Renaissance periods), worked with many folk and rock musicians such as Richard and Linda Thompson, Kate Bush and Sweet. He has toured and recorded with John Williams, and has performed and composed film/TV soundtracks for more than thirty years. The album was produced by James Graydon and Richard Cottle, who also arranged all the music.

    1. 2112 Overture
    2. The Spirit Of Radio
    3. Tom Sawyer
    4. Red Barchetta (feat. Adrian Smith)
    5. Subdivisions
    6. Fly By Night
    7. Closer To The Heart
    8. Limelight
    9. Working Man (feat. Steve Rothery)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Prog Rock Classics The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Prog Rock Classics Quick View

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    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Prog Rock Classics

    The ambitious new project from one of the world's leading orchestras recording fully orchestrated progressive rock masterpieces with guest appearances by members of iconic prog rock bands!


    Features scintillating symphonic versions of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" with Alan Parsons Project multi-instrumentalist Ian Bairnson, King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man" featuring King Crimson and Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison, Gentle Giant's "Think Of Me With Kindness" featuring Yes and Moody Blues
    keyboardist Patrick Moraz and many more!

    1. ELP Suite: Tarkus / From The Beginning / Tarkus (Reprise)
    2. Comfortably Numb feat. Ian Bairnson
    3. Thick As A Brick feat. Richard Harvey
    4. 21st Century Schizoid Man feat. Gavin Harrison and Guthrie Govan
    5. Focus II feat. Thijs Van Leer
    6. Nights In White Satin feat. Mark Feltham
    7. Think Of Me With Kindness feat. Patrick Moraz
    8. Roundabout feat. Jimmy Greenspoon
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Fleetwood Mac's Rumours The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Fleetwood Mac's Rumours Quick View

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    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

    One of the most celebrated albums in all of pop music, Fleetwood Mac's multi-platinum Rumours, gets a luscious, symphonic treatment on this very special release! Arranged and recorded by the world famous Royal Philharmonic at London's own Abbey Road Studio with special guest appearance by Peter Frampton! Experience this album like you never have
    before!
    1. Second Hand News
    2. Dreams
    3. Never Going Back Again
    4. Don't Stop
    5. Go Your Own Way
    6. Songbird
    7. The Chain
    8. You Make Loving Fun
    9. I Don't Want To Know
    10. Oh Daddy
    11. Gold Dust Woman Feat. Peter Frampton
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • Dvorak: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Dvorak: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Dvorak: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner)

    The Cello Concerto op. 104 is the last orchestral piece Dvorák wrote during his stay in America. Unlike his Ninth Symphony which borrowed folkloric themes from the New World, the charming Cello Concerto reveals Dvorák's yearning for his Bohemian homeland.



    This piece demands masterly playing and interpretation from the soloist which is enhanced by a sumptuous sound in the strings and explosive brass. Dvorák reaches back to various musical passages from the first and second movements in the finale and so illustrates his style of composition in his later works.
    Yearning for the Old World must have motivated George Szell to briefly leave his adopted home, the USA, in order to set down this late-Romantic musical gem together with the master cellist Pierre Fournier and the Berlin Philharmonic.



    The artists were obviously inspired by this favourable constellation during the recording which sets the standards for artistic quality and perfection of sound technology. Indeed, this LP is among the most successful classical productions of the Sixties. Thirty years on, this recording is just as popular as it ever was.



    Recording: June 1961 at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlinby GÜnter Hermanns / Hans Weber





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    Dvorák: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
    Pierre Fournier and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by George Szell
    Georg Szell with the London Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
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  • Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Quick View

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    Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra once again pairs The King of Rock and Roll with England's most beloved orchestra for a new symphonic take on Elvis' timeless Christmas favorites, with arrangements recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London. Includes Blue Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane), Merry Christmas Baby, Silent Night and more.
    1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
    2. White Christmas
    3. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
    4. Merry Christmas Baby
    5. Blue Christmas
    6. I'll Be Home For Christmas
    7. Winter Wonderland
    8. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
    9. Silver Bells
    10. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
    11. O Come, All Ye Faithful
    12. The First Noel
    13. Silent Night
    Elvis Presley
    $19.99
    150 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Foreigner: With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (Pre-Order) Foreigner: With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Foreigner: With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: April 27, 2018*


    2LP + DVD version


    Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock bands in the world, racking up scores of smash hits, multi-platinum albums and sold out concert tours. From 'Cold As Ice' to 'Hot Blooded', 'Urgent' to 'Juke Box Hero' and 'Waiting for a Girl Like You'. Foreigner's thrilling mix of blustery blues and impeccably crafted pop continues to captivate generation after generation of music fans.


    Today, over 80 million albums later, Foreigner is an ensemble of talented musicians each adding their individual credentials to make the band stronger and more powerful than ever. Besides founding member and leader Mick Jones on lead guitar and vocals, the band s line up consists of Kelly Hansen (Ex-Hurricane) as lead singer, Tom Gimbel ( Aerosmith) on guitar, saxophone, flute, and backing vocals; Jeff Jacobs on keyboards, Jeff Pilson (Ex-Dokken, Dio and MSG) on bass; and Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham) on drums.


    This magnificent concert was recorded at KKL Luzern, Switzerland on May 20th and 21st 2017 and thus became the very first Foreigner album, recorded with orchestra and choir. Together with The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, the performance showcases some of rock n' roll's most enduring anthems and countless fan favorites. Featuring original new arrangements and instrumentations, Foreigner's signature songs can be enjoyed from a completely new perspective and with fantastic sound quality.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. Overture
    2. Blue Morning, Blue Day
    3. Cold As Ice
    4. Waiting For A Girl Like You
    5. Say You Will
    6. When It Comes To Love
    7. That Was Yesterday
    8. Feels Like The First Time
    9. Starrider
    10. Double Vision
    11. Fool For You Anyway
    12. Urgent
    13. Juke Box Hero
    14. I Want To Know What Love Is
    Foreigner
    $26.99
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  • Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner)

    The performance history of Beethoven's Piano Concertos is, it appears, bound up with a paradoxical situation. On the one hand, every great pianist must almost feel destined to perform these works at least once in his lifetime. But on the other hand, so many heroes of the schellac era have left future generations their excellent recordings that these are filled with awe and respect, their otherwise nimble fingers become lame - and often only a mediocre recording is the result.



    The present recording, a milestone among the multitude of televised recordings made in they heyday of analogue recording technique, is highly impressive for its depth of musical focus, even without any visual support. Benedetti Michelangeli's performance is a far cry from sugar-sweet pedaling and showy virtuosity, rather he displays a highly individual understanding of the intricately constructed musical material. Each phrase blossoms out to become a unique event in time composed. The soloist and the excellent orchestra here give a performance which sums up all Beethoven's famous compositions and in which the pianist's amazing sensitivity penetrates even the smallest detail.



    Musicians:



    • Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
    • The Vienna Symphonic Orchestra

    • Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)



    Recording: September 1979 at Musikverein, Grosser Saal, Vienna by Klaus Hiemann

    Production: Cord Garben



    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    Ludwig Van Beethoven
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  • Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner)


    Between Bartók's Rhapsody for Piano and his First Piano Concerto lie 22 years of development, a struggle to find subject matter, form and his own musical language. While the Rhapsody from 1904 is dominated by a late-Romantic tone, which delights in a free, craggy and capricious feast of affable harmonies, the Piano Concerto reflects contemplation and a delving into the formal strictness of the classical three-movement concerto form. Rather less concerto-like and unconventional is, however, the use of the piano as a percussion instrument, which after just a few bars on the winds, hammers out an unrelenting staccato against the harsh and dissonant orchestra. In the slow movement too the piano is predominantly employed as a percussion instrument that, like the pendulum of a clock, rhythmically bulldozes on against the cheerless, bleak winds. Wild emotion predominates in the Finale. Stormy, insistent figures in the piano are answered by the orchestra with animated blows, but the quick flashes of melodies cannot establish themselves and are slashed to pieces as if caught in a storm.
    This uncompromising severity presents an enormous challenge that is mastered with aplomb by GÉza Anda and the RSO Berlin under Ferenc Fricsay.




    Musicians:



    • GÉza Anda and the Radio Symphonie Orchester Berlin

    • Ferenc Fricsay (conductor)





    Recording: October 1960 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, by GÜnter Hermanns

    Production: Otto Gerdes





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Allegro Moderato - Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Allegro Molto
    Bela Bartok
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  • Chopin & Liszt: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Chopin & Liszt: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Chopin & Liszt: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra (Speakers Corner)

    The virtuoso concerto is often criticised by audiences chatting in the concert-hall foyer as being superficial and narcistic, but a brilliant soloist performing with a dramatic and sonorous orchestra certainly has no need for excuses. Let's be honest: we all want to enjoy the brilliance and ecstasy of such music. Putting Chopin's brilliant youthful work, with which he took Paris by the storm, alongside Liszt's symphonically structured work with its manifold improvisatory passages is rather like comparing apples and oranges. However, a compilation of the two works on one record is highly desirable, especially when the youthful and athletic Martha Argerich is at the keyboard. She lends Chopin's dominant piano part elegance, pearly lightness, and brings out his exquisite harmonies to create haunting poetry in music.



    Just as effortlessly she brings the sharp contrasts between lyrical airiness and extreme tension to perfection in Liszt's E flat major concerto. With shivers running down the spine, one eagerly awaits Argerich playing the forceful passages, where her complete control is particularly evident in the phenomenal chordal passages.



    Recording: Feburary 1968 at Walthamstow Townhall, London by Heinz Wildhagen

    Production: Rainer Brock



    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    FrÉdÉric Copin: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
    Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
    Martha Argerich and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado
    Claudio Abbado
    $34.99
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    Rubber Orchestras

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    The griot is the sound of universal culture. The opening words of his third album (after 'Leggo de Lion' on Kindred Spirits in 2007 and Bird Head son in 2009) introduces us to the universe of Anthony Joseph. Born in Trinidad and based in UK since 20 years, Anthony is one of the UK's most exciting and innovative voices, poet, novelist, musician and lecturer.

    LP1
    1. Griot
    2. Started off as a dancer
    3. She is the sea
    4. Cobra
    5. Tanty Lynn


    LP2
    6. Bullet in the rocks
    7. Money Satan
    8. Speak the name
    9. Damballah
    10. Generations

    Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band
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    Beethoven: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    Beethoven's only violin concerto is certainly one of the most lovely works ever written for this instrument. The symphonically conceived work is admired for its highly lyrical and expressive character and as such belongs in the repertory of all great violinists. Numerous performances, often all too sentimental or exaggerated, are available on record - but this Deutsche Grammophon production from 1962 is a refreshing exception. With a tender, serene timbre and perfect intonation, the soloist Wolfgang Schneiderhan allows the spirit of the score to breathe throughout. The captivating and poetic music is further enhanced by the Berlin Philharmonic who play with a sonority that has yet to be equalled. The strings with the swell and subsidence of their carpets of sound, the subtle and finely balanced woodwinds, the double basses which murmur darkly at the very bottom of their register - all effuse a feeling of consecration and peaceful transfiguration in this concerto, a concerto which has never seen its like in two centuries.



    The balance engineers achieved a remarkable feat when documenting this epoch-making work, for this recording is certainly one of the very best to come from Deutsche Grammophon in the Sixties.



    Recording: May / July 1962 at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin by GÜnter Hermanns / Production: Wolfgang Lohse



    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    Beethoven: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
    Wolfgang Schneiderhan and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eugen Jochum
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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