Eiji Oue - Mephisto & Co

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Half-Speed Mastered 45rpm 200g Virgin Vinyl! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings! Available for the First Time on Vinyl! One of Reference Recordings' all time favorite recordings, available for the first time on vinyl! Ghosts, goblins, spirits, and demons run amok in this program of infernal orchestral favorites. Mephisto Waltz (Liszt), Night On Bald Mountain (Mussorgsky), Tam O'Shanter (Arnold) and many more are collected in an explosive witches' brew! Eiji Oue conducts the Minnesota Orchestra with violin solos by Jorja Fleezanis. "...should be listened to with caution by anyone with a heart condition." -Paul Festa, Salon "Enjoy equally sensational sonics in a disc of daemonic influences, including Liszt's serious Mephisto Waltz and Dukas's comic masterpiece The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Oue is a born showman, and the orchestra is certainly willing - the dramatic ending to Franck's Le Chausseur Maudit packed full of virtuosity, while the brass is superb in Malcolm Arnold's Tam O'Shanter." -David Denton, The Yorkshire Post For many years, RR has been searching the world over for the best possible vinyl mastering, plating and pressing facilities so they could re-enter the LP market. They now have a production chain that allow them to produce LPs to meet their high standards and satisfy their customers' demands, who have been waiting for these LPs for a long time! Assembling the Team Disc mastering is done at half-speed to insure maximum accuracy. The lathe system has custom electronics by Nelson Pass. The simple signal path contains no compression, equalization or unnecessary circuitry. RR Chief Engineer and Technical Director, "Prof." Keith Johnson consulted on the design of the system and helped with the rebuilding of the lathe and electronics, which is owned and operated by long-time mastering expert Paul Stubblebine. "Prof." Johnson has pronounced it equal to the challenge of our master tapes! Once successful results were achieved in disc mastering, Reference Recordings faced the difficult task of choosing the best plating and pressing facility to manufacture the discs. Fortunately, the new Quality Record Pressings plant in Salina, Kansas was coming on line, and they felt that waiting for this plant to open was well worth it. A crack team of experts was assembled to design and run the plant, employing many unique techniques and features that clearly set QRP apart from all other pressing plants. The 200-gram deluxe vinyl pressings from QRP are truly exceptional. Multiple Configurations for Reference Mastercuts Depending on program lengths, some releases are cut at 45 rpm, some at 33-1/3 rpm. Some are single discs, some double. All feature deluxe gate-fold jackets crafted by Stoughton Printing . An unusual feature of new RR masterings is called the "FDS finish": the end of each side will have a 30-second band of silent grooves before the "pull-away." No one today uses a record changer, and the silent grooves allow time to lift the arm before the always-somewhat-noisy tie-off. (Some 1950s vintage Capitol Full Dimensional Sound pressings sported this feature.) RR founder, J. Tamblyn (Tam) Henderson deserves special recognition for identifying the value of this unique production feature and reintroducing it with the new Mastercuts. Note: Half-speed Mastering involves a capturing process in which the original recording master is played back at exactly half of the recorded speed. A sequenced cutting lathe is then timed at exactly half of the playback speed. This process allows twice as much time to carve a groove that accurately represents the sound on the master tape. Half-speed mastering allows for cleaner reproduction and also permits extended high frequency response, extending into the ultrasonic region. Features: • 45rpm • 200g Virgin Vinyl • Double LP • Half-speed mastered • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings • Deluxe gatefold jacket Musicians: Minnesota Orchestra Eiji Oue, conductor Jorja Fleezanis, violin solos Selections: LP 1 - Side A: Franz Liszt (1811-1886) 1. Mephisto Waltz #1 Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) 2. Danse macabre LP 1 - Side B: Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov (1855-1914) 1. Baba Yaga Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881) 2. Night On Bald Mountain LP 2 - Side C: Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) 1. Tam O'Shanter Paul Dukas (1865-1935) 2. The Sorcerer's Apprentice LP 2 - Side D: Cesar Franck (1822-1890) 1. The Accursed Huntsman Johann Strauss II (1825-1899) 2. Lucifer Polka

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Record Label Reference Recordings
Music Genre Classicals