Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden – The Royal Ballet; Gala Performances (1959/2021) [FLAC 24bit/176,4kHz]

Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden – The Royal Ballet; Gala Performances (1959/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time – 01:36:37 minutes | 3,7 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Decca Music Group Ltd.

“Conductor Ansermet keeps the pace moving, giving the listener the impression of a dance event rather than a dramatic concert hall reading. With the exception of some of the Tchaikovsky scenes, the music is light and remains so under Ansermet’s gentle touch. Each ballet is given full attention by the players, something not always attained at Covent Garden during long ballet nights! The threat of eternity does have it’s merits. The recorded sound is simply amazing! Lustrous is one word that comes to mind, accurate is another.

Tonally, Messrs. Williamson and Wilkinson have used their considerable talents to capture the orchestra superbly. Woodwind and strings glow and resonate, transporting this listener to a time when simpler recording was better. Brass ring out thrillingly and percussion effects are very musical. Be it a bang, swish, rattle, crack or snap, each percussionist is situated perfectly within the beautiful Kingsway soundstage. Even the difficult-to-record sound of the celeste is captured in it’s purely mechanical form. It’s delicate sound is heard to great effect during the Nutcracker – originating stage left, the sound decays across the stage of Kingsway with sparkling beauty. Wonderful.”
– Audiophile Online Magazine

Conductor Ernest Ansermet leads the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in this stunning programme of Gala Performances from the Royal Ballet, featuring the famous ballets of Tchaikovsky, Rossini, Schumann, and more!

Tracklist

1. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 2a. March
2. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 2b. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
3. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 2d. Arabian Dance (Coffee)
4. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 2e. Chinese Dance (Tea)
5. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 2f. Dance of the Reed-Pipes (Merlitons)
6. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 3. Waltz of the Flowers
7. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 4. Tarantella
8. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 10. Andantino mosso
9. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 9. Can-Can
10. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 1. Prélude – Mazurka
11. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 10. Introduction and Waltz
12. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 8. Czárdás
13. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 13. Valse de la poupée
14. Royal Opera House Orchestra – Introduction & Waltz
15. Royal Opera House Orchestra – Pas de deux & Variation
16. Royal Opera House Orchestra – No.10 Scène (Moderato)
17. Royal Opera House Orchestra – No.27 Danses des petits cygnes (Moderato)
18. Royal Opera House Orchestra – Pas de deux
19. Royal Opera House Orchestra – Valse
20. Royal Opera House Orchestra – Pierrot
21. Royal Opera House Orchestra – Reconnaissance
22. Royal Opera House Orchestra – Aveu
23. Royal Opera House Orchestra – Pantalon et Colombine
24. Royal Opera House Orchestra – Introduction: Prologue: The Lilac Fairy
25. Royal Opera House Orchestra – Rose Adagio
26. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 6. Valse
27. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 1. Prélude
28. Royal Opera House Orchestra – 4. Mazurka
29. Royal Opera House Orchestra – Valse

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